Employee engagement was on the main stage at this week’s Commit!Forum. Despite vastly different industries, both MGM Resorts International and 84 Lumber share a commitment to engaging employees as a means to attract and retain top talent.
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.
Dave Stangis, vice president, Corporate Responsibility and chief sustainability officer of Campbell Soup Company, and Katherine Smith, executive director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship shared highlights from their new book on stage at this week’s Commit!Forum.
Millions of Americans take vitamin supplements to improve their health. But a new study study suggests that in some cases, too much of a good thing can yield the opposite result. The findings of an ongoing long-term, large study begs the question whether it’s time to ensure there’s more regulation of vitamin and mineral supplement dosages.
As Cuba continues its slow and painful recovery from Hurricane Irma’s destruction, Pittsburgh-based Global Links has stepped up to help the island’s 11.5 million people recover by donating medical equipment from regional hospitals – while boosting waste diversion efforts here in the U.S.
At today’s Commit!Forum, Corporate Citizenship shared new research about corporate alignment with the UN sustainable development goals.
For Dove and its parent company, Unilever, the past weekend has demolished the company’s reputation after 13 years of success celebrating, and garnering much praise, for its “Real Beauty” campaigns.
Until Google comes clean with how it could have allowed its technology to risk chipping away at its home country’s democratic institutions, its recent environmental accomplishments, for now, are a sideshow.
Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has been sending World War II, Korean War and now, more Vietnam War veterans to D.C. so they can share their memories with other veterans from across the U.S. and visit the war memorials dedicated to where they performed their service.
Purpose certainly has become a buzzword; one sees it almost as often as catchphrases including “collaboration” and “innovation.” Naturally, one could only ask, is “purpose” simply another fancy term that really is only another way to indulge in “greenwashing?”
The pint-size bronze statute of the Fearless Girl defiantly staring down Wall Street’s iconic bull is a bit more tarnished this week. So is the reputation of the company that paid for its installation. The US Labor Department just slapped State Street Corp with a $5 million gender and racial discrimination settlement.
As more industries become reliant on STEM and tech-savvy talent, the disconnect between our students’ STEM education and hiring managers’ expectations becomes more worrisome: 67 percent of U.S. executives expect to choose job candidates with data skills over those without, yet only 23 percent of educators believe their students will graduate with these essential tech and analytical skills. Perhaps the sector best poised to positively impact today’s young people is the business community.
With the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we enter the age of sustainable development where every organization, regardless of geography, industry or size, takes on a shared responsibility. Some fear that this may add to the reporting burden since we all grapple with the process of identifying material topics, others see potential benefits from latching onto the SDGs. With an estimated $12 trillion USD resulting from revenue and saving associated with achieving the SDGs by 2030, realizing the vision for sustainable development could also make for a great business case.
Despite formidable obstacles, Elon Musk of the EV company Tesla envisions leveraging his solar energy experience to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid.