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.
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
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.
There are currently 35 members in our working team, and the solution to common productivity problems is simply to work directly without managers. In our company, we are all software engineers who work autonomously four days a week, for a total of 32 hours, as freelancers.
Last week’s election results in oil town Richmond California may not have been as much about who won as who didn’t. Chevron Oil invested more than $3 million to convince voters to pick its candidate. Here’s the surprise: Chevron lost.
TriplePundit sat down with Andrew Plepler, global corporate social responsibility executive for Bank of America, at BSR ’14 to find out what has changed since the financial crisis when it comes to CSR.
The world’s biggest businesses are increasingly exposed to water risk while responses to calls by large investors for increased reporting and accountability have stagnated, according to CDP’s latest annual global water report.
ExxonMobil will collaborate with MIT on a “wide range” of projects, including research to improve and expand renewable energy sources and find more efficient ways to produce and use conventional hydrocarbon resources.
From the business perspective, what motivated Time Warner Cable to invest heavily in STEM skill development through their Connect a Million Minds program? I asked their VP of Community Investment, Milinda Martin, how it fits in with the business agenda.