Last week, CSRWire’s Aman Singh and I convened a twitter chat with with SAP’s @PeterGGraf, BSR’s @AronCramer, CDP’s @TopNigel. We discussed the intricacies of pursuing sustainability alongside business growth and social prosperity. It was one of our widest reaching twitter chats yet with 232 contributors, 1,388 tweets & over 9 million impressions.
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.
A recent report from Americans for Tax Fairness estimates that Walmart workers relying on public assistance programs due to low wages cost American taxpayers $6.2 billion a year. Another interesting figure presented in the report was that Walmart has captured 18 percent of the SNAP (food stamps program) market. It got me thinking that if a substantial number of Walmart’s employees in the U.S. (1.3 million in total) receive food stamps, then the company actually profits twice from paying low-wages.
In addition to the inspections, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says that more than 400,000 factory managers and workers have been trained to date, and the intent is to train more than 1 million by July.
We would like to take a moment to thank those of you who participated in our annual readership survey. Overall, we received a plethora of positive comments and thoughtful insights on what is both enjoyed and desired for the future.
The truth is that it can be difficult to get employees to engage with corporate sustainability programs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Described in this post are three successful programs that draw on basic human psychology to achieve their goals.
The 265-page “Shale-Gas Monitoring Report,” is just that: a comprehensive and carefully worded document about the results of the monitoring the state has conducted since 2011, while avoiding the use of the term hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”
A personal interview with Eric Weinheimer after the “State Of The Art on Employment Social Enterprises” session at the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.
Women are making leaps and bounds in the business world and are being honored for their social impact, innovation, and contributions to the workforce. Here are three examples of businesses that are honoring their female employees for all that they do.
Returns of $15:1 and more job creation than offshore oil & gas development are among the economic benefits of coastal ecosystem restoration projects, according to a study of projects on three U.S. coasts by the Center for American Progress and Oxfam America.
Susan Labandibar, founder and CEO of Tech Networks of Boston, understood that engaging her employees in the company’s sustainability strategy would be critical.
The Social Enterprise Alliance Summit is the original and still the most thorough, authoritative and robust conference on the exploding field of social enterprise.
2013 global renewable energy investment fell for a second year running, but costs kept falling and renewables’ share of power generation kept on growing. In an annual report on renewable energy investment, the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance review 2013 developments and conditions in renewable energy investment worldwide.
Boeing said it is “on track” to deliver the world’s first all-electric xenon-ion propulsion satellites in late 2014 or early 2015. The company has completed static qualification testing, verification and assembly of the primary structures for inaugural customers ABS and Eutelsat, meaning the satellites are well on their way to launch.
SolarCoin is a decentralized digital currency that has inherent value in trust and goodness. It facilitates transactional trust between strangers, rewards producers of clean energy and frees everyday exchanges from the banking system.