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
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.
A new dairy standards council is taking shape in Vermont that will oversee dairy worker rights. And not surprisingly, it’s been launched with the help of Ben & Jerry’s, the ice cream company with a conscience.
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.
Conventional “leaders” are not what our society, institutions, organizations, or communities, truly need. What we need, most urgently, are engaged, inspired, joyful colleagues and citizens.
Post-capitalist entrepreneurship (PCE) is about changing the underlying logic of entrepreneurial organizing, governance models, legal structures, approach to intellectual property, perception of consumption and production and of course the ultimate objectives and metrics of success.
SPECIAL SERIES: Education in the 21st Century
Companies in alignment with the UN’s SDGs can revitalize their own sustainability efforts while demonstrating how they’re contributing to global and national development priorities. This challenge is especially critical when it comes to education. How do you move beyond the rhetoric, roll your sleeves up and engage with these goals – which clearly are important for our future?
At least 300 companies are now aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative, which provides a framework to help companies stay competitive while doing their part to mitigate climate change.
A Silicon Valley startup thought it would be a great idea to launch automated, smartphone-activated “bodegas,” but many in social media, and the real world, were not having it.
Spiderman, along side the gecko and the average garden slug, are medical science’s latest inspirations for biomimicry as researchers explore new and fantastic-sounding ways to help speed a patient’s recovery from surgery.
Not only could business activity build peace in the right settings, business can also gain significant profits from high-opportunity post-conflict contexts. Targeted investments towards identified drivers of peace in fragile states can trigger virtuous cycles where peace and prosperity mutually reinforce each other.