Another recent study of refugees arrived at a dire conclusion: by the end of the century, the number of asylum seekers to Europe could eventually be triple the current number of people annually who seek a new home in Europe. And the key trigger is climate change.
What is the best way to combat the effects of climate change? Researchers discovered this year that there is no one answer. Improving biodiversity, building smart housing and multipurpose green spaces and making conservation education fun are among the big takeaways for 2017.
2017 was the year for environmental campaigns. The world saw an upsurge in rallies, investigative research and legal strategies all aimed at combating a common foe: climate risk.
Two public entities have joined the effort to sue Big Oil. The city and county of Santa Cruz, Calif. filed their suits last week and have upped the ante when it comes to supporting research that claim high-carbon emitters have a responsibility for climate change.
The past year has proven that it has been business as unusual. To that end, more business schools are realizing that if their MBA students will thrive and be engaged, then these programs need to prepare their students for this brave new world by equipping them with more of a moral compass.
In Good Company was formed from the belief that collaboration among businesses can be a powerful force for positive change, and that we can accomplish more together than alone. With each project, we see our vision coming to life.
With increased gift spending and waste top of mind this holiday season, consumers and retailers alike should consider the waste involved when someone chooses to “click and ship.”
The Trump administration says a rule it wants to implement would allow the tips that servers and other tipped employees earn to be pooled among fairly among employees. Critics however, call the proposal tip stealing, largely because it doesn’t actually prevent employers from simply pocketing the tips.
SPECIAL SERIES: On the Journey to a Personal Network for Social Good
The business of business is to improve the state of of the world. This applies to our corporate responsibility to the communities we live and work in and beyond, to our personal social responsibility (PSR). With the PSR model, employees drive their own social good footprint and the employer follows their lead.
Nearly a fifth of American wage earners face a real struggle paying their home heating bills. Fortunately, there are programs in place in every state to help. But are they enough? Researchers say low-income heating energy assistance is vital, but it’s only part of the answer: more needs to be done to ensure the country’s working families have access to energy efficient homes and services, too.
“The Government Accountability Office — if you will, the chief bean counter — is basically telling us that this is costing us a lot of money,” Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington told the New York Times. “We need to understand that as stewards of the taxpayer that climate is a fiscal issue.”
In the past year, we’ve seen companies take this challenge and run – with compelling campaigns standing up for social justice issues, companies tackling disaster relief in new and effective ways and organizations sparking conversations on sometimes uncomfortable topics. We believe we will look back at 2017 not as the year of inaction, but the moment business took the plunge – going all in on comprehensive and compelling corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.