The Flourish & Prosper conference held last week at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland sought to distinguish itself by moving from ideas to action.
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. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
A Weinreb Group report on the role of the chief sustainability officer shows it has shifted to one deeply involved with the company’s overall strategy.
According to a study conducted in 2012 by leadership strategist Erica Dhawan, 75 percent of the global workforce will be made up of millennials by 2025. We all know millennials love their smartphones and are more likely to shun car-centric suburban life in favor of big cities — but those aren’t the only things that make this generation tick.
The horrible irony is that many of these retailers, acknowledging that stagnant incomes hurt their sales, are part of their own problem. They pay low wages while lobbying aggressively to keep the minimum wage low.
Let’s go back to the beginning of almost every company that exists today: You can find a clear social mission at the heart of why they started as a business. And then so many lost their way.
By drawing inspiration from nature, we may step beyond our narrowed-down view of life and recognize the intrinsic patterns and reciprocal relations in our midst.
What’s different about this generation’s emerging workforce? What makes them tick and how do companies harness that drive? Nicolette van Exel, head of SAP’s Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative and Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, share some insights. The answers definitely weren’t written by the previous generation.
It is often said that if you get a something for free (à la Google or Facebook), you aren’t the customer, you’re the product. The question is — for those companies in the business of selling data, what are the CSR implications of doing so?
It seems like an unlikely scenario: California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has championed issues ranging from healthcare to environmentalism, vetoed a bill last week that proponents say would have addressed some shortcomings in antibiotic use in livestock. Critics of the bill include environmentalists who say they are pleased the governor has refused to sign it it.