McDonald’s pulled its employee website last week after it came to the realization that it was actually advising its employees that it was unhealthy to buy its Big Macs. Calling a hamburger, fries and large drink “unhealthy” may have seemed OK in comparison to a sub and salad, but it didn’t go down well with McDonald’s administration.
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.
Critics said the sharing economy wouldn’t last. Worse, many said it wouldn’t make an impact. But 2013 was clearly a successful year for lodging, transportation and crowdfunding companies that thrived on the collective spirit of community. We’ve amassed a short list of our favorite concepts. Take a look and then leave a comment telling us yours.
Sustainable and responsible investing is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance criteria (ESG) to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact.
If a company pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 15 percent by 2020, is that good? Better yet, is that enough? Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings, aiming to answer questions like these.
Donna Sockell, former executive director and founder, Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR), Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado-Boulder and current head of the “Curriculum Think Tank,” talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
On Wed., Dec. 18th at 4:00pm PST, Nick Aster will talk with Bart Alexander about how Molson Coors has become a real sustainability leader amongst breweries.
Mike Bellamente, executive director of Climate Counts, and Mark McElroy, founder and executive director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations have been working on a new approach to measuring sustainability performance. Using the new metric, called “context-based sustainability,” the two organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings.
A recent study suggests the connection between companies that have great corporate social responsibility records and irresponsible decisions by their management may not always be coincidental. The study, published in the Journal of Personnel Psychology also found that companies with previous stellar CSR track records were more likely to hire CEOs that try to put forth a good, moral image when problems occur.
The holiday season is the most wasteful time of the year. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of the year. What’s worse, we buy each other presents that do a lousy job of maximizing our happiness.
The study is not recommending the immediate closure of the Hanford nuclear plant, rather it recommends that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) issue a request for alternatives, “to see if the unit can be replaced with long-term options that are less costly, less risky and better fitted to regional needs.”