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
Darden has set out to utilize innovative technology in all corners of its restaurants, appropriately dubbed ‘restaurants of the future.’ I sat down with Todd Taylor, vice president of design for Darden Restaurants, to find out what these ‘restaurants of the future’ look like — and how the company hopes to expand the concept moving forward.
SPECIAL SERIES: Carbon Offsetting
Carbon offset programs are becoming a popular way to reduce one’s tally of greenhouse gas emissions, but it is critical to understand the criteria on which they are assessed. We’ve prepared a quick overview of just what you need to know before you go hunting for that perfect carbon offset project.
The Flourish & Prosper conference held last week at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland sought to distinguish itself by moving from ideas to action.
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.