The first thing South Florida residents learned after Hurricane Irma had cleared a swath through their neighborhoods is that investing in renewable energy won’t necessarily get your power back on any faster. That is, if you are hooked to the grid and haven’t installed batteries.
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.
In the blog series Conversation with Green Champions, Rolland president Philip Rundle chats with colleagues and customers, all leaders committed to sustainability within their respective organizations. There will always be some unable to let go of their cynicism. Rundle’s conversations help clarify the counter-narrative.
Target has announced that all of its store employees will earn a minimum wage of $11 an hour by next month; incremental wage increases over the next few years will lead to a $15-an-hour starting wage by the end of 2020.
SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry
Yesterday, Procter & Gamble opened a new biomass plant in Albany, Ga. The plant is powered by renewable materials such as wood chips, pecan shells, and peanuts hulls. In an effort to move away from natural gas and petroleum-powered plants, the new biomass plant will create 100 percent of the steam used to run the P&G Albany Charmin and Bounty plant.
CSR-related boycotts and protests are intimidating, especially when advocacy groups are aggressive. What should you do if your business is a target?
Many citizens have been frustrated by the perceived lack of response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, there are companies that have been stepping up in their quest to assist the island home to 3.4 million citizens. Here are a few extending a much-needed helping hand.
Many within the sports world were either inspired or infuriated as dozens of NFL players took a knee while the U.S. national anthem was played before games over the weekend. Of course, the background behind the controversy is a lot more nuanced than the U.S. president and some activists would have you believe.
As climates shift, innovation will become critical to ensuring there is enough food grown and produced for the global population. The Netherlands, a country about the size of Oregon, may have the key.
We asked Ericsson, SAP, and Danone how they’ve engaged and collaborated internally on climate change. Some common themes emerged – a clear focus, leadership from the top, an investment of thought and resource to engage internally.
Facebook can can no longer hide behind its claims the company is merely a “technology platform.” If corporate responsibility had been more central to the company’s strategy, it could have avoided this scandal of hate speech, Russian ads and racial profiling in which it is currently embroiled.
London-based Fairtrade Foundation has launched a program that it hopes can help scale fair trade-certified gold from the East African countries, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Nike says it has developed a low-carbon, low-impact leather material that could become “game-changing” for both its high performance and role in boosting waste diversion across its supply chain.
The Consumer Goods Forum said it will urge its global food company and retailer membership to simplify date labels by 2020 and eliminate confusing labels such as “best before,” “sell by” and “best if used by.”
A coalition of 130 non-profit groups have urged political leaders to ensure that public funds for Hurricane Harvey aid go to the people that need it most – and not to companies that they argue have had leading roles in creating the environmental and economic mess that will take years to cleanup.