Today was not so much the march of the change-makers, but the march of the brewer, the banker and the sustainable shoemaker at Sustainable Brands London 2014.
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired
We’re thrilled to announce that Levi Strauss & Co., a longtime proponent of sustainability in the supply chain, has returned to support Part II for our article series on sustainable apparel. This time around, we’ll focus on the impact of consumers.
GM hopes to use leftover glue from the 2015 Corvette to make stalactites for artificial bat caves, to help prevent bats from catching white nose synd
Boerum Apparel delivers sustainable merino wool sweaters that are sourced from farms and factories where people, and animals, are treated ethically.
Last week, the International Bar Association (IBA) issued guidance — the first of its kind — to bar associations, private lawyers and law firms about how to integrate the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights into their work.
A shift is underway across young Africa. According to a 2012 survey by Jacana Partners, a pan-African private equity firm, 70 percent of African students studying at top 10 American and European business schools plan to work in Africa following graduation. No place does the yearning for home seem greater than in Rwanda.
SPECIAL SERIES: Carbon Offsetting
Despite these changes in the marketplace, some companies may hesitate to incorporate offset decisions into their sustainability communications. We sat down with Nancy Bsales, manager of carbon solutions for TerraPass, to get her top tips for sharing your offset decisions effectively — and making them a highlight rather than an afterthought in your sustainability communications.
Most companies are now implementing green measures because they improve corporate image and the bottom line. Here are some tips for greening your business.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) work like nutrition labels on food to offer consumers a common description of what’s inside and can serve to move an industry toward more sustainable practice.