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.
Today, the WWF announced that it will work with the Rockefeller Foundation and the hospitality sector to launch pilot projects that root out and eliminate food waste.
General Mills and its Cheerios brand wanted to give away wildflower seeds to protect bee populations, but some on the web are calling the effort mere lip service.
For corporate social responsibility to be effective, companies need to incorporate interaction with every stakeholder into decision-making, no matter the level of the organization. That means moving beyond philanthropy to integrated external engagement.
The U.K.’s Prince Charles hosted a meeting that brought representatives of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers, including Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey, together to discuss deforestation.
Leading companies continue to demonstrate that sustainability is not just good for the bottom line; it is the bottom line, argues Amy Augustine of Ceres. She lays out seven trends driving them forward, with or without help from the federal government.
If ever there were a canary in a coal mine, the wild bee in the almond patch is it: The decline in pollinator populations could have broad-sweeping effects for global agriculture. Ice cream purveyor Häagen-Dazs wants to do its part to save the bees — and one of its key ingredients, the California almond.
Nonprofits and small companies across the country could see funding dry up if President Donald Trump’s budget proposed budget goes through. Sustainability strategy consultant Joanne Sonenshine offers some advice.
Novo Nordisk and CVS Health announced a new savings program that will offer immediate discounts on several medications, included much-needed insulin brands.
The world’s largest asset manager BlackRock is sending a message that will invariably clash with the Trump administration: Companies must address global warming or pay the consequences.
In this supply chain success story, Peet’s Coffee has a new idea to engage customers around the work it’s already doing to support smallholder coffee farmers around the world.
The “tiny” tax on sweetened drinks would allow the city of Philadelphia to expand education programs, spruce up recreation facilities and put some money aside for rainy-day needs. But demand for soda products has slipped to the point that jobs are affected, say some local analysts.
More global companies are not only developing deforestation commitments, but are also sharing and updating their progress publicly, according to a report issued today by the NGO Forest Trends.