The question led me to reflect on the many different arguments companies make against investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Although the arguments vary based on the individual company and its leadership, some broad themes resonated in my response.
You could be honored as Masdar’s guest VIP blogger and win an all-expense-paid trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2016!
Environmental injustice can occur anywhere, and this Christmas, a gated community of 30,000 residents in the scenic hills of Los Angeles proved this point.
We asked our staffers to share a sustainable holiday tradition. From our family to yours, we hope these small ideas can give you a little inspiration this season.
It’s basically impossible not to be humbled by the natural beauty of Peru. But, as tourism continues to rise in the region, this brings to mind a vital question: How can we ensure travelers tread lightly — leaving no negative footprint on the region or, ideally, making a positive impact on the communities they visit?
Daniel Lurie, founder and CEO of Tipping Point Community, provides his perspective on Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s announcement to contribute 99 percent of their Facebook shares to better our community and world. The backlash against the announcement has been interesting to watch, but several elements show that Chan and Zuckerberg are headed in the right direction.
As the end of the year quickly approaches, I started pondering what I’ve learned this year about the sharing economy. I decided to ignore for a minute what I’ve read this year and focus on a resource I’m always keen to learn from – my students.
Debates surrounding the tactics tech companies should employ in order to increase diversity continue. Instead of regurgitating the typical spiel of ‘leaning in,’ Virgilia Kaur Pruthi and Kristine Gloria propose that instilling both a proactive and reflexive approach will help make diversity programs sustainable.
Humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that people have an inborn desire to be self-actualized, to be all they can be. In order to achieve this ultimate goal and be productive, however, a number of more basic needs must be met first, such as the need for food, safety, love and self-esteem — known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Similarly, environmental protection and compliance in a country like India will be successfully implemented and monitored if the basic needs and demands of human life are met first.
Within the past month, two significant announcements were made that bode well for our future: the birth of baby Maxima Chan Zuckerberg (love the powerful girl’s name) and the launch of Howard Warren Buffett’s new company, i(x) Investments.
Sub-Saharan Africa is ready to tackle Integrated Reporting. Some are already integrating sustainability topics within their annual reports. Others are working to define value creation based on the six capitals used in the International Integrated Reporting framework.