How can nonprofit organizations seeking skilled volunteers and individuals with just the right expertise find each other? LinkedIn and volunteer engagement network VolunteerMatch aim to solve this challenge, announcing last month that the two organizations will partner to make it easier for nonprofits to successfully recruit experienced volunteers and board members.
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.
Senior Program Officer Kristen Scheyder describes the Citi Foundation’s efforts to increase investment in CDFIs (community development financial institutions) through a joint project with Aeris, the information service for community investors.
Looking to avoid onset of a “bust” in the renewable energy sector, 302 U.S. businesses and associations have sent Congress a letter urging passage of the EXPIRE Act, which would extend key clean energy tax credits.
Cement manufacturers have been reducing CO2 emissions. Deploying waste heat recovery (WHR) technology can spur additional reductions, as well as lower costs substantially and enhance their competitiveness, according to a report from the International Finance Corp. and Institute for Industrial Productivity.
It’s always tricky to ask: Why now? But, as recent research shows, not asking may prove even more costly. To get your mind going this Friday afternoon, we gathered up five reasons businesses should care about climate change — not tomorrow, not next year, but right in the here and now.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute recently commissioned Trucost, a leading global environmental data and insight company, to determine the value of C2C certification for companies. The result is a 145-page report in which Trucost presents its analysis of 10 C2C-certified products from different companies (and industries), including Aveda, Desso, Ecover, PUMA, Shaw Industries, Steelcase and Van Houtum.
The total natural capital cost of plastic used in the consumer goods industry is over $75 billion a year, a report by the U.N. Environment Program finds.
The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the U.S. provides the most comprehensive assessment of the economic risks our nation faces from climate change.
Environmental degradation, land grabs, fair treatment of workers –participants all along the shrimp value chain need to address 10 key challenges to assure the sustainability of their businesses. Carrying out inclusive business strategies can help, according to CSR Asia.
With energy storage poised to make a real impact on California’s emerging distributed clean energy ecosystem, SB 861 funds the Self-Generation Incentive Program for 5 years. SGIP has been receiving more in the way of rebate requests for energy storage system installations than any other category of distributed clean energy technology.
Joule Assets is bankrolling energy efficiency and demand response projects for an initial 10 SMB contractors, boosting their businesses by enabling them to provide attractive financing. Back in January, Joule launched its pioneering Energy Reduction Assets Fund.
While the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever, it’s also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse gas-spewing World Cups in history.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Seafood
President Obama’s new initiative to address illegal fishing is a critical step to stopping illegally caught fish from reaching U.S. markets. To meet this challenge, governments, industry, and NGOs must work together to address this global problem.
“It’s about making sure the partnerships we take, the processes we follow and the products we sell are helping us create long-term value that goes beyond Target and into the communities we see,” said John Mulligan, interim president and CEO of Target.