In the U.S., 81 percent of Generation Z say they’re looking for purpose in their work. As this next generation enters the workforce, we wanted to find out what draws them to careers in corporate responsibility and sustainability, so we’re publishing a series of personal essays from young professionals about what their new careers mean for them. New York City CSR pro Danielle Grenier kicks things off.
This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.
Last month, HP announced that 12 million plastic bottles collected in Haiti are being upcycled into new Original HP ink cartridges. The company’s chief sustainability and social impact officer explains more.
Earlier this month, 20,000 Google employees walked off their jobs to protest revelations that the company fired three senior executives over sexual misconduct, paying one of them a $90 million severance package. This is just the latest example of top companies and their stakeholders taking stands on key social issues.
The BSR and GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey provides insight into how companies are responding to a rapidly changing world. BSR’s chief operating officer breaks down the details.
Climate change was on ballots across America last week. The results were mixed but leave room for increased climate action in the next two years and beyond, say experts from the World Resources Institute (WRI).
Companies can play a powerful role in the communities where they operate. Albertsons Companies—which owns popular grocery and pharmacy chains like Safeway, Vons, Acme and, of course, Albertsons—is striving to embrace this type of role, as evidenced by its latest Sustainability Update published last week.
Whether you’re well on your way or just starting to incorporate sustainability into your brand strategy, Nielsen’s latest report underscores five reasons to double down.
Businesses already experience the negative impacts of climate change, but most still don’t recognize how much a warming planet can affect their value chains. Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) offer solutions to help companies better manage climate risk.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Does Data Privacy Affect Corporate Responsibility?
Nonprofits, philanthropic groups, and foundations are potentially exposed to even greater risk in the event of a data breach, as the reputations they’ve painstakingly cultivated can be tarnished overnight. Here are a few things nonprofit leaders can consider to ensure their organizations effectively safeguard user privacy and comply with emerging privacy regulations.
Total corporate giving increased by more than 15 percent over the past three years to a record $23.8 billion, and employee choice plays an increasingly large role, according to a pair of reports released this week.
Magic happens when trailblazing financial activists come together. That’s the purpose of the Integrated Capital Institute, a nine-month fellowship program that gives finance professionals the strategies to leverage capital to effect lasting, positive change.
SPECIAL SERIES: 3BL Forum 2018
The 2018 3BL Forum covered a 3.0 version of Brands Taking Stands, one in which companies take a wide variety of approaches to address social issues their teams care about.
SPECIAL SERIES: 3BL Forum 2018
Last week, business executives, nonprofit leaders, government officials and issue advocates met in National Harbor, Maryland, for the annual 3BL Forum. Here are four need-to-know insights from the event.
Bottom line or not, after last week’s tragedy in Pittsburgh, FedEx came to the realization that the consequences of terrorism ripple far beyond the actions of individuals.
To achieve the necessary increase in crop yields and work toward zero hunger, farmers may look to boost the health of the soil in growing areas with fertilizer.