Interview: Carnival Corporation Sustainability Team on CSR Reporting

At this year’s GRI conference, I had the opportunity to talk to James Van Langen and Elaine Heldewier about the history of CSR reporting at Carnival Corporation – the parent company of Holland America, Carnival Cruises and others.  In fact, Carnival is responsible for more than 50 percent of the world’s cruise capacity.  James and Elaine explained to me that Carnival first began reporting in response to a government mandate – a common beginning in some industries.

Since then, a full time sustainability director position has been filled, and CSR reporting has been enthusiastically embraced by the company.  Learn more in the video below….

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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