Beyond Meat’s vegan burgers are now in thousands of grocery stores across the nation, a testament to their success on the grocery isle. In January, they make their debut in a major restaurant chain. What does the brand’s expansion say about the future of the iconic American hamburger? One major meat producer has already decided. This week it increased its investment in the growing success of plant-based technology.
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.
Over and over – from the proposed ban on transgender military services members to the proposal to end DACA protections for America’s DREAMers – CEO activism made 2017 a year when business leaders moved out of their comfort zones to take public stands for causes they believe in and issues they care about.
This list includes top picks for impressing the socially conscious entrepreneurs in your life with gifts that serve a higher purpose: transforming business into a force for good.
Oxford University’s Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment (GBC4WEE) initiative is striving to improve the economic inclusion of women worldwide; joining the program are companies including Coca-Cola and Walmart.
When we harvest natural resources and turn them into our everyday products, we put pressure on our environment. When we use these products and materials only once before throwing them away, we waste our natural resources. We could reuse far more of what we extract from the Earth, but there needs to be a market, verification measures, and willingness from all actors.
A community in the Houston area has a new flood prevention plan in the works. It involves lovingly remaking the city’s defunct golf course into a recreation area with 5 big pits to hold floodwaters during hurricanes and torrential downpours. It’s the latest rethink as to how to keep Houston cities green and safe in the face of worsening climate change.
Patagonia is suing the Trump Administration over its announcement that it will reverse federal protections for public lands such as those within Bears Ears National Monument. Five national monuments will see their size reduced if the White House’s plan comes to fruition.
Companies are finding it hard to transition to a model that allows them to function completely without paper. Despite our thriving digital environments, which include online communications, unlimited information, and now, cloud storage, there are significant obstacles to adopting total “paperlessness.”
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, a powerful food lobby, is feeling the pinch of consumer advocacy as some of its biggest members, including Campbell Soup Co., Nestle and Mars head for the door, taking billions of dollars of advertising strength with them.
International tourism’s carbon footprint will increase dramatically over the next decade, but this company believes it can assist the travel sector, and businesses worldwide, with its suite of carbon offset programs.
Sexual abuse allegations and lawsuits against media mogul Harvey Weinstein have plunged the Weinstein Company into an image crisis. The “white knight” acquisition proposal that may have the best chance of salvaging both the company’s assets and its image, say experts is an unlikely bidder: a 62-year-old Latina with a savvy eye for investments that will hasten social change to the country’s biggest economic drivers.
By Laura Quinn for Tea & Water Tackling human rights in business is no longer just an internal process of supply chain compliance. With transparency reaching an all-time premium, it has become a major market and industry priority. Consumers are bearing their teeth around the globe, taking action online and offline against companies with poor … Continued
Collaboration is essential to taking effective action on climate change – such as keeping the global temperature increase below two degrees Celsius, a limit outlined by the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. With this in mind, here are three key considerations for business leaders seeking to partner on efforts to reduce carbon and environmental impacts, and advance long-term sustainable solutions.
Fundación Grupo Puntacana claims it serves as a model of how the public and private sectors can allow tourism to thrive while mitigating any environmental and social impacts in local communities.
This week, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) released an update to the Higg Index, the global apparel industry’s standard to assess environmental and social sustainability across the sector’s entire value chain.