As climates shift, innovation will become critical to ensuring there is enough food grown and produced for the global population. The Netherlands, a country about the size of Oregon, may have the key.
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.
We asked Ericsson, SAP, and Danone how they’ve engaged and collaborated internally on climate change. Some common themes emerged – a clear focus, leadership from the top, an investment of thought and resource to engage internally.
Facebook can can no longer hide behind its claims the company is merely a “technology platform.” If corporate responsibility had been more central to the company’s strategy, it could have avoided this scandal of hate speech, Russian ads and racial profiling in which it is currently embroiled.
London-based Fairtrade Foundation has launched a program that it hopes can help scale fair trade-certified gold from the East African countries, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Nike says it has developed a low-carbon, low-impact leather material that could become “game-changing” for both its high performance and role in boosting waste diversion across its supply chain.
The Consumer Goods Forum said it will urge its global food company and retailer membership to simplify date labels by 2020 and eliminate confusing labels such as “best before,” “sell by” and “best if used by.”
A coalition of 130 non-profit groups have urged political leaders to ensure that public funds for Hurricane Harvey aid go to the people that need it most – and not to companies that they argue have had leading roles in creating the environmental and economic mess that will take years to cleanup.
Post-capitalist entrepreneurship (PCE) is about changing the underlying logic of entrepreneurial organizing, governance models, legal structures, approach to intellectual property, perception of consumption and production and of course the ultimate objectives and metrics of success.
An ambitious group of researchers at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology have been laser-focused on understanding coral by going beyond the factors why many reefs are in rapid decline. In fact, they are evaluating “assisted evolution” and “assisted migration” theories so that future generations of coral can survive in a more challenging oceanic environment.
During the COP21 climate talks, French multinational Danone pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050. Thanks to its Evian brand, it’s now one step closer to that goal.
What are the best methods for introducing a corporate volunteer program into your business? How can you maximize employee engagement, your impact on the local community, and the benefits to your business? Here are a few tips to getting started.
San Francisco and Oakland are among the growing number of public entities that are looking ahead and realizing the mounting tab they will have to pay for climate change mitigation. This week they took action on that with two suits that name fossil fuel companies as the responsible parties for infrastructure damage caused by global warming and sea level rise.
The reality is that the climate has already begun to change. Today we can no longer restrict our focus to just stopping climate change. The question ‘what happens if?’ is now necessarily coupled with ‘what happens when?’. Brands and businesses thus require a 2-pronged strategy that includes both prevention and adaptation.
SPECIAL SERIES: Public-Private Partnerships
To develop and sustain successful public-private partnerships, companies must ensure long-term sustainability. Clearly defining success metrics, establishing a baseline, and developing a process for continuous monitoring helps PPPs determine what collaborative success looks like.