“The law is impractical and unworkable,” corporate lawyer Michael Hutchings says of benefit corporation legislation. The permissive alternative to a benefit corporation law is called a social purpose corporation (SPC), but opponents say this classification doesn’t go far enough.
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.
One-for-one programs are great for the world (and great for external marketing purposes), but their greatness reaches far beyond this overt impact. Dig a little deeper, and we find more and more reasons to incorporate this kind of giving into business.
Consumer demand for sustainable food products has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, boosting loyalty to brand values, rather than to brands. Sustainable sourcing will strengthen your brand and build a sustainably-savvy customer base, which is highly loyal to its value equation.
Big data is becoming the basis of many corporate decisions. Properly structured and analyzed, it can be used by corporations for decision-making purposes, and ideally it provides timely information. One of the most significant uses of big data is in the corporate training realm.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a great town with friendly, talented people. It has a downtown that urban millennials love with an attractive mix of loft-style housing, fun restaurants and entertainment. But Tulsa is also a town built on the success of the oil and natural gas industry.
DineEquity, the company that manages IHOP and Applebee’s franchises, has been hit with yet again with litigation over alleged labor code violations — this time in Southern California.
Within Arch Coal’s bankruptcy documents, according to various sources, is the smoking gun revealing big coal’s link to climate change deniers: the listing of E&E Legal amongst the various creditors seeking payment from the second largest coal mining company in the U.S.
The self-proclaimed “economic hit man” explains how he used optimistic modeling to get developing countries signed up for more debt then they could manage while lining his firm up for lucrative development contracts. It’s called the death economy, and John Perkins is back to explain how we can change things around.
Hiring employees, also known as employee onboarding, has often been compared to staffing a ship. Managers need qualified people for each job in order for the ship to navigate the rough waters of today’s business. But if hiring executives do not ask the right questions and make prudent hiring choices, then the company’s employment department may seem like a pirate ship.
SPECIAL SERIES: Fostering Diversity and Purpose at Work
Girls and boys become what they see on TV and in films. “In the time it takes to write a TV show or a movie, we can change what the future looks like,” Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis said during a recent speech in Hollywood about gender issues.
SPECIAL SERIES: Skills-Based Volunteering
How important is corporate social responsibility to a company’s brand today? We speak with JetBlue’s CSR manager, Kate Wetzel, about how skilled volunteering helped to build the airline’s image as well as the communities it calls home.
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics joined with the International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit organization that responds to humanitarian crises around the world, to send a clear message that Syrian refugees fleeing a war-torn country are welcome in the U.S.
The battle between free data access and personal security grabbed headlines this week, around the iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Apple refused an FBI request to build a “backdoor” into the phone, allowing investigators to access encrypted data. But software legend John McAfee is storming in like Han Solo.
More than 100 geoscientists sent a letter to the the American Geophysical Union’s president, Margaret Leinen, to ask that she and the governing board end ExxonMobil’s longtime sponsorship of the organization.