Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder how Newsweek’s recognition reconciles with the company’s signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.”
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. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
You know your local farmers market means fresh, organic produce. But have you ever thought about what it means to the evolving economy? As a do-it-yourself model, a place where sustainable ways and new technology converge, the farmers market represents a commerce revolution.
Coal production is not just declining. It’s falling off a cliff — and it’s barely a third of what it was just six years ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Ethicon and Intermountain Health are leading the way in producer responsibility and the promotion of circular health systems — an approach that is restorative and regenerative, adopts systems optimizations, preserves resources yields, and diverts waste by creating an after-use value chain and a second life for products.
As the world continues to focus on ways to effectively eliminate global poverty and the framework that sustains it, one area to think seriously about is low-tech, human-centered design that transforms beneficiaries into local change-makers.
What are alternatives to the classic nonprofit and for-profit company structure? Learn how a social entrepreneur creates a sustainable nonprofit business model using a venture capitalist mindset.
A Harvard University survey indicates that the majority of millennials don’t support capitalism. Can we learn something from the findings? Should we even take them seriously?
TerraVia, formerly known as Solazyme, announced that it is entering the aquaculture sector with an algae-based feed product that it says can help reduce destructive overfishing in the world’s oceans.
Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, made headlines late last month when he gave 10 percent of the company’s stock to his 2,000 employees. It was an extraordinary act of generosity for a man who owns a business with annual sales of $1 billion. It was also smart business management.
Leaked documents reveal that Nestlé had the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start a global conversation on water consumption. Instead, the company confused “non-confrontation” with leadership.
Successful nonprofit mergers result from the development of a shared vision that creates alignment, manages senior staff roles and responsibilities, and clarifies the combined mission. Organizational leadership requires that we put aside personal interests for the good of the community and the organization.
With a horizon of snow-capped peaks, old-growth forest and a city of glass, creative leaders see Vancouver as a living lab for developing new pathways to affordable, low-carbon housing using alternative currency mechanisms.