The rules for businesses raising money are changing, in a way that could connect millions of values-driven investors with social entrepreneurs. This could mean real change for our communities, cities, and rural areas.
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.
Alan Scheller-Wolf, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie-Mellon University describes the five important principles that helped him develop a successful sustainability MBA course.
From the local to the global, stakeholders across the public and private sectors are applying new data-driven metrics and methodologies to assess the overall impacts of infrastructure and investment decisions, enhance the sustainability and resiliency of ecosystems and communities, and realize triple bottom line and sustainable development goals.
If President Obama was looking for data and proof that the oil sands extraction process would affect climate change, he needn’t have looked any further than Vancouver, BC, Canada, where last year, Canada’s preeminent policy think tank, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), published its own report detailing the potential effects of another Canadian oil sands endeavor, the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.
As companies seek ways to improve productivity, keep employees engaged and reduce health care costs, a bicycling program is one perk businesses must consider.
Sustainability as a career field is beginning to mature. We asked 10 employers: what skills does today’s sustainability manager require to be successful?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.