In an increasingly technical world, there is a shortage of STEM skills in the workforce. In this interview with Time Warner Cable’s VP of Community Investment, Milinda Martin, Phil Preston asks how and why ‘Connect a Million Minds’ was created and the impact it is having.
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 an effect on company growth.
“We must have a sense of urgency,” Brad Tomm, senior manager of campus operations and sustainability at Zappos, said during a HP Living Progress Exchange (LPX) discussion forum at the recent SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas. “We cannot merely slow down. We must steer completely away from the cliff.”
Nonprofits are regularly called on to act more like businesses. However, consumers and stakeholders are increasingly placing a premium on social impact, the territory that nonprofits know best.
We often hear that sustainability professionals need to get better at talking to the CFO. Frankly, this is a scary proposition for many people. That said, experienced sustainability managers will tell you that having a good relationship with the CFO is absolutely essential to their program’s success. So, what exactly does that mean?
Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store doesn’t agree with conventional retail store management. He says paying his employees as much as twice the median income is what drives profits. And he has the track record to prove it.
McDonald’s latest PR strategy may have delighted millions of fast-food consumers with active (if not strange) imaginations, but it’s likely not to sit well with those who just want to be tantalized by the taste of a good, old fashioned hamburger. The company’s latest tack however, does beg a lot of questions about what really sells an unbeatable brand.
Woody Tasch, chairman and founder of Slow Money, discusses Beetcoin — which directs funds to small, organic food enterprises, by popular vote, as interest-free loans.
Volkswagen has proven that sustainability can be a part of the automotive industry’s future. Now it’s showing that businesses can play a role in another form of sustainable thinking: the reshaping of America’s vocational training and the future of an engaged workforce.
After you have identified your core project team, work with them to set a target B Impact Score and create an action plan with short-, medium- and long-term goals. For example, if you started out with a score of 53, see whether you can implement enough practices to earn an additional 10 points by the end of this six-week Quick Start Guide.