AI has the potential to bring significant social benefits, including healthcare (via improved diagnostics), transportation (through self-driving vehicles) and law enforcement (with improved fraud detection).
Peter Thiel is distancing himself from Silicon Valley in general and Facebook in particular. That opens up an opportunity to revisit some of the CSR issues that Triple Pundit has been exploring.
In 2018, state and city policies should focus on climate change prevention, with programs that reduce emissions, while also preparing for worst-case scenarios with action plans to cope with the (inevitable) aftermath of disasters. It is critical that adaptation is planned for in parallel with regulatory efforts.
There are business benefits, both direct and indirect, to creating a healthier community. Better health means improved productivity and reduced rates of presenteeism and absenteeism.
Recycling has become a huge global business. According to the Bureau of International Recycling, nearly 600 million tons of recyclables worth an estimated $200 billion are traded globally.
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Proyecto Mirador started with a handful of remote, rural homes that faced the classic problems of 21st-century Honduran mountain households: cooking stoves that take massive amounts of wood to maintain, emit noxious fumes and are often a significant fire risk.
In CA, taco trucks are holding events at which Muslim services are conducted, educational talks are given, and Mexican food prepared according to halal rules is served free to those who attend.
Humanity United announced that it has raised $23 million to be used to invest in startup technology companies fighting human trafficking, forced labor and other human rights violations occurring in supply chains worldwide.
Among a slew of spending and tax credits tucked into the budget bill signed by U.S. President Trump, one of them, known as 45Q, expands tax incentives for carbon capture, including from the air. With no cap on the available tax credits and 12 years to claim them, 45Q is poised to do for carbon capture what similar incentives did for wind and solar power: unleash private sector investments that catapult the technology into its maturity.
New studies provide fact-based support for the bottom line benefits of corporate social responsibility, but also raise red flags about greenwashing and long term impacts.
One company pledging to improve its chocolate supply chain performance is Italy-based Ferrero. The owner of many brands, including Kinder, Nutella and the famous gold foil-wrapped Ferrero Rocher, recently issued its latest sustainability report.
In “10 for 2018,” Sustainalytics, the independent ESG and corporate governance research firm, issues a number of warnings along with its usual “upside” conclusions.
Currently, Heineken says it is procuring 14 percent of its power needs from renewable sources. So how can the company increase that amount five-fold within the next 12 years?