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 en effect on company growth.

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B-Corps
Business Models
Circular Economy
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Sustainability Drivers for Small/Mid-sized Companies

What drives small and mid-sized companies (SMEs) to incorporate sustainable practices into their business? Knowing the answers to this question will aid trade associations and other trusted advisors in developing their outreach and support programs aimed at the SME market.

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What American Businesses Could Learn from Lenovo’s CEO

For the last two years, the CEO of the world’s largest computer manufacturer has given away a substantial chunk of his personal bonus to employees. Last year, he donated $3 million to his hourly employees. This year, his gift is expected to round out at about $3.25 million.

Is there something he knows that his competitors haven’t figured out?

Should Climate Risks Be Included in Sustainability Reports?

Historically, sustainability reporting has been largely about the firm’s impact on society and the environment. Recently though, stakeholders have also been asking for disclosure on risks and opportunities related to climate change.

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How to Scale Corporate Social Innovation

We know that large corporations are really good at innovation. Unfortunately, they’re even better at killing innovation, especially social innovation. But they don’t have to be. Here are some tips for successful innovation at scale.

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Starbucks CEO: Affordable Care Act No Excuse to Cut Benefits

Howard Schultz, who has often been depicted as a bit of a maverick for his staunch refusal to cut employee benefits – even in the face of revenue loss or criticism from shareholders, has stood up again, this time with regard to the Affordable Care Act.

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Can the Farmed Salmon Industry Become Sustainable?

Fifteen farmed salmon companies have come together to announce the Global Salmon Initiative for farmed salmon. The announcement, which promises changes to the procedures used for raising farmed Atlantic salmon, is timely and lauded by the World Wildlife Fund as a crucial step towards saving biodiversity in our oceans that scientists say has been affected by farmed salmon. But are these changes enough?

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5 Lessons in Materiality from AccountAbility

You might think that 10 years after AccountAbility published its first Redefining Materiality report it will be easier for companies to figure out what’s material and what isn’t when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Yet, in a way, it looks like things have become more complex. But not to worry, a new report is here to help.

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Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency on the Rise in Indian Country

In tune with traditional Native American values and culture, Native Americans are increasingly turning to renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives as a means of addressing socioeconomic and environmental challenges. Taken together, they just may be the key to revising the legacy of economic, social and natural resource development on Native American tribal lands.