Representatives from 21 green business engagement programs from across the country recently met in Boston for an unprecedented national summit that laid the groundwork for a national association charged with growing the role of green business programs nationwide.
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.
Water binds us together. Yet only a select few companies realize that collaboration with the public and civil sectors is the only way to ensure water security. In this excerpt from Eric Lowitt’s new book, The Collaboration Economy, Coca-Cola is highlighted as one of the few companies that understands the interest of the commons is now in the common interest. Here is why and how.
An increasing number of consumers feel that using language that suggests foods are “natural” and wholesome is no longer good enough. Campbell’s Soup, Trader Joe’s and Ben & Jerry’s are just three defendants in class action suits that allege they misrepresented the nature of the ingredients on their product labels.
Nick Aster talks with Meghan Ryan, a student at Bard’s MBA in Sustainability, about Bard’s new consulting class called NYC Lab. It’s a year-long class offering students the chance to work with a variety of clients to address social and environmental challenges.
This report focuses on the sustainability challenges that remain great and growing and the role business has to play in providing the much needed solutions.
Five lessons from the radio show Marketplace’s Consumed series which explored last week “how we consume, what we get from it, what it costs and whether we can keep it up.”
Woody Harrelson works with Prairie Paper and Pulp to bring a revolutionary new paper to the U.S. This paper is comprised of 80 percent wheat straw in place of wood pulp, making it the lowest environmental impact paper on the market.
Qualtek CEO Tony Fagnant and his son Chris are both quite clear that their sustainability initiative’s biggest benefit to the company is the positive impact it has had on employee engagement and productivity. Can they measure this? No, not precisely. Do they see it? Absolutely.
A union representing Hyatt housekeepers says the company refuses to remedy “longstanding labor abuses.” Hyatt accuses the union of negotiating in bad faith.
In the heated competition for H-1B visas, fashion models who desire to work in the U.S. are handily taking the lead with a 51 percent success rate, in contrast to computer programmers, who have only a 28 percent success rate for acquiring H-1B visas.
How the USPS and UPS compete and collaborate to navigate the paradox of e-commerce and “big logistics” to save money, reduce footprints and improve customer service
Companies are carefully changing their business models, not just their mission statements, to benefit society and shareholders, and emerging from good-minded businesses to becoming true social enterprises. Meanwhile, consumers are doing more than taking note, their choosing to buy from and work for these companies. Consider some of the ways businesses can shift to the social enterprise mindset.
The 3rd Annual Shared Value Summit gathered top executives from around the world to discuss the future for business. Learn how companies are profiting by serving their communities.