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.
As Ramadan begins across the Muslim world, BRIDGE America represents the spirit of this important time of year as it strives to improve the lives of refugee families arriving to the U.S.
The 2017 season for corporate annual reports and general meetings is in full swing. And the overarching question for companies is how to reconcile dueling visions of corporate purpose: sustainable long-termism versus short-term shareholder value maximization.
Wrangler plans to expand a pilot program to boost the supply of more responsible cotton in the U.S., the company announced during the Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit this week.
thinkPARALLAX spoke with Chris Librie, eBay’s senior director of global impact and giving, about the relationship between sustainability and communications.
Almost half of American workers make less than $15 per hour — and women and people of color are the worst off. But minor adjustments to public policy already on the books could improve wages for workers and boost local economies, say the Surdna Foundation and Pacific Community Ventures.
Despite the Donald Trump administration’s determination to roll back as many environmental protections as possible, a substantial number of companies are interested in supporting regulations that help protect the environment. Concerned citizens also have the opportunity to join forces by choosing to support companies and organizations working against climate change and systemic oppression.
P&G, 3M, and International Paper have announced a partnership with the American Forest Foundation to boost sustainable forestry efforts across the Carolina plains region.
Unilever’s Sustainable Living brands grew more than 50 percent faster than the rest of its business while delivering over 60 percent of the company’s growth last year.
SPECIAL SERIES: Your Corporate Guide to Responsible Waste Management
U.S. wine and beer companies are finding that water efficiency is key to a sustainable, profitable business. We spoke with Fetzer Vineyards and Full Sail Brewing about the techniques they use to recapture this valuable resource in their operations.
SC Johnson says it has found a way to make Ziploc bag recycling far more seamless, which could allow the bags to be included in curbside recycling streams in the future.
The time is now for brands in the sharing economy. Brands looking to seize the opportunity must leverage their strengths, borrow best practices and focus their efforts to capitalize on this emerging oppoertunity.
SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry
Collaboration between Procter and Gamble and one of its most critical suppliers, Domtar, helped boost the supply of certified pulp and paper in the U.S. – while making it easier for forest landowners in the American South to keep title to their lands.