The 2014 ISSP conference highlighted many standards within the sustainability reporting realm. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s budding presence suggests it is gaining traction.
Category: New Economics
This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have en effect on company growth.
“This isn’t just about getting these kids a job” says Scott Hudson Principal Manager of Social Responsibility and Community Outreach with the Alcoa Foundation , “It’s about giving them a leg up with real workforce skills. And maybe they’ll move on to study engineering or computer aided design later.”
“When we bring together diverse perspectives, we will get the best innovation and best solutions for our customers,” Kathy Hopinkah Hannan of KPMG said at the 2014 Net Impact conference.
Based in Oakland, California, Inner City Advisors serves inner-city communities throughout the Bay Area. By and large, these are very diverse communities, CEO Jose Corona said. But local companies have been “called out,” as he put it, for lack of diversity — particularly in Silicon Valley.
Achieving unprecedented reductions in O&M costs and gains in efficiency, Eccopia’s fully-automated solar robotics platform is energy-independent and water free.
Notwithstanding the progress that Western companies, labor unions and the local government continue to make to secure safe working conditions for garment workers, several social enterprises are helping to advance the sustainability of the global apparel supply chain beyond safety compliance.
After the dust settled on the financial crisis, governments, advocacy groups and other stakeholders began to focus intensely on creating a more responsible financial services industry. But how much has really changed in the past five years? Are these companies really modifying their core business practices in the interest of corporate social responsibility (CSR), or is this just another marketing game? These are only a few of the questions asked at a panel discussion at the 2014 BSR Conference in New York last Thursday.
The Kansas wind farm is the latest demonstration of Yahoo’s commitment to local community development, as well as reducing its carbon and environmental footprints.
Latondra Newton just took on a new role and has been asked to unite – for the first time – Toyota’s North American social innovation activities: philanthropy, community relations, diversity and inclusion. We sat down with Newton at Net Impact ’14 to find out what that means.
China’s massive commitment to renewable energy will create economies of scale that will shatter current price levels around the world.
First Peoples Worldwide has issued its second annual report on indigenous peoples’ rights around the world. This year it reviews the response of corporations in considering the rights of Native peoples, and which companies have stepped up to the plate to ensure better dialogue with local communities.
American political and economic elites are forever spinning the idea that self-sustaining economic growth is imminent. And this time the spin might be working — but only for a while.
In general, millennials — or those who reached adulthood around 2000 — value transparency, causes and sustainable business practices. As these influential consumers come of age, it naturally follows that organizations will need to rise up to meet them where they are — especially when it comes to green business practices.