Gap: CSR & Sustainability News

The Gap, Inc. is a global specialty retailer operating retail and outlet stores selling casual apparel, accessories and personal care products for men, women and children under the Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. The Company operates stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Japan.

The Top 10 Bay Area CSR Reporters and Performers

We decided it’s time to check if San Francisco, Palo Alto, Oakland, San Jose and other cities around the Bay, which is the…

5 CSR Executive Trends

At the Responsible Business Summit that took place in New York two weeks ago it was interesting to learn about some of the…

5 Reasons Why Apple’s CSR Strategy Doesn’t Work

The CSR problems of Apple go beyond its reactive strategy. Looking at the main issues Apple has been struggling with in the last…

Sustainability in Retail: Not an Oxymoron

Not only has the retail industry recognized that sustainability is here to stay, many leaders within the industry have moved from looking at…

For the 2011 Holiday Shopping Season: Discounts are In, Sustainability is Out

When it comes to holiday shopping, it looks like business as usual with retailers promoting sales and shoppers looking for bargains. But what about sustainability?…

Gaps (and Milestones) in Gap’s Recent CSR Report

On Monday Gap Inc. released its fifth social and environmental responsibility report. This report includes the company’s accomplishments in 2009-2010, goals for the…

How Gap Became the Poster Boy for Strategic Stakeholder Engagement

Many companies still consider stakeholder engagement a good idea they’ll consider sometime in the future when they’ll have the time and resources. But…

Creating Big Impacts Through Community Engagement

There is a growing public expectation that companies should give back to their communities in an authentic, meaningful way. Companies are taking notice…

Why Cause Marketing Benefits the Bottom Line

This post is part of a series in anticipation of the Sustainable Brands 2011 conference of which 3p is a media partner. Over…

Clothing Industry Giants Launch Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which includes Nike, Gap Inc, H&M, Levi Strauss, Marks & Spencer, and Patagonia, will work to lead the…

Boycotting Canada: More Companies Say No to the Tar Sands

The advocacy group Forest Ethics is urging that Americans refrain from buying gasoline that comes from Alberta's tar sands. Alberta's businesses are not…

Waste of Paper or Wellspring of Opportunity? The True Value of CSR Reports

Some skeptics question the value of corporate social responsibility reports.  They point to the resources expended on producing these documents and demand  “Who…

What to Report on? How Two CSR Leaders Decide

We’ve all seen them.  Corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports weighing it at nearly 100 pages, crammed with charts and graphs, and gray with…

Gap (RED) turning rivers blue in Lesotho

When the bigger picture comes to light, the intersection of social and environmental sustainability can get complicated… A devastating article in the Sunday…

The Key to the Gap’s Sustainability Success: An Interview with Kindley Walsh-Lawlor

It is one thing to start a green by design eco-fashion company, and an entirely different thing to direct a ~$16B clothing retailer…