While a certain golden-haired businessman and presidential hopeful might get some of the credit for hastening authoritarianism here in the States, the truth is that it’s been thriving for a great deal longer than his tilt at the presidency. No. Multinational corporations are the face of both globalization and authoritarianism. They rule over our lives more completely than any U.S. president ever could.
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 an effect on company growth. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
Ignoring local businesses, and sending our money solely to a national or international business, breaks the chain of growth and supports the monopoly of big businesses that can potentially minimize local growth and leave our communities stagnant.
Last week, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched the U.S. Chapter of its CE100 program in San Francisco. CE100 U.S. aims to target American markets and enable organizations to realize their circular-economy ambitions faster.
Because they receive tips, many servers at restaurants such as Olive Garden are paid a minimum wage far below what the U.S. government requires for most workers. And while the company donates millions of meals annually, one Olive Garden employee reports that workers are not allowed to take leftover food home — and often rely on public assistance to get by.
Dr. Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her energy company shares, including those of ExxonMobil, in order to help fund climate change-related research. She shared some insight with TriplePundit in a recent interview.
At a press conference in the Chinese capital, DiCaprio said: “As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest contributors, and I think that China has made radical movements forward as far as alternative energy and ways to be sustainable.” Is he right?
“People are approaching the task of running social enterprises in different ways. Several different forms are available in the U.S., and other countries have even more,” says Rob Esposito, an attorney who co-launched the interactive Social Enterprise Law Tracker.
Peniel Laizer began his social enterprise while still working for someone else. After three years of work, fueled by a mission to promote eco-tourism and employ locals in Northern Tanzania, his vision became reality.
The most commonly accepted measure of national economic wealth, gross national product (GDP), does not include natural capital. That means the value of the world’s trees, plants, clean water and air count for nothing, and are considered free goods. Researchers from Arizona State University are out to change that.
The American Public Transportation Association recently released a report that confirms what many observers have assumed about ridesharing — it helps urban transport systems become more efficient and spurs demand for public transportation services.
Brooklyn Microgrids hopes to wean more customers off the local power behemoth known as Con Edison and allow residents and property owners to buy and sell power generated from solar installations.
Whether you are an individual or a business, and regardless of where you live or are based, solar power and energy is an excellent reason to get excited. Here’s why.