This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
This list includes top picks for impressing the socially conscious entrepreneurs in your life with gifts that serve a higher purpose: transforming business into a force for good.
Collaboration is essential to taking effective action on climate change – such as keeping the global temperature increase below two degrees Celsius, a limit outlined by the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. With this in mind, here are three key considerations for business leaders seeking to partner on efforts to reduce carbon and environmental impacts, and advance long-term sustainable solutions.
SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017
The question remains – is college right for everyone? Education leaders recently met during Dreamforce in San Francisco to talk about how post-secondary learning could and should evolve this century – including one organization that is disrupting the traditional academic model.
The question many businesses are forced to ask themselves is how to enforce human rights compliance across an increasingly complex global network if the current system isn’t working. A great first step would be to stop enforcing, and start engaging. In other words, a little less stick and a little more carrot.
SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017
Nonprofits are finding that they need to be held accountable to a different standard than what was acceptable in the past. But this change could actually open up opportunities to generate more social impact faster and with more meaning, as discussed during the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
Fresh off of the release of their most recent report, Towards a Sustainable Economy: The Commercial Imperative for Business to Deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we spoke with Aris Vrettos, Programme Director for CISL’s executive education programs about the role of business in society, the process of putting together the report, and the business challenges and opportunities that were uncovered during the process.
SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry
The president of the Arbor Day Foundation explains all the functional benefits and savings trees provide in an urban environment such as stormwater management, windbreaks, noise control, and privacy.
150 organizations, including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, have announced that the science suggests that oxo-degradable plastics are contributing to, not alleviating, the microplastic pollution damaging ecosystems worldwide – and they are calling for a ban on these materials.
Many upstream textile producers, like Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries in Pakistan are stepping up to reduce the impact of their business. Check out their efforts to close the loop.
Bad news for all those incredibly charismatic leaders out there: Science says your charisma might be making you a poor leader (or at least seen as a poor leader).
The new Director of Futures Lab at BSR explains the difference between killer robots and killer AI and unlocks other longstanding mysteries for me.
The increased flexibility of work presents great opportunities for those with in-demand skillsets and the ability to engender trust and communication with distance employers. However, the rise of the gig economy presents huge challenges too. Lower wage employees who work in the gig economy lack many of the protections of traditional employment like healthcare, workers comp, job training and the job security of yore. And as of yet, the public sector hasn’t stepped in to bridge the gap. On the 25th anniversary of its first conference, BSR tackled this thorny subject in a session entitled The 21st-Century Social Contract.