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.
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.
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.
Do you see your corporate job as a stepping-stone to a higher purpose or cause? Phil Preston provides five reasons that might change your mind.
This week I had the opportunity to attend the Third Global Forum for Businesses as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The theme for this year’s forum is ‘Flourish and Prosper.’