Amazon

Amazon: CSR & Sustainability News

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world’s largest online retailer. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994, and the site went online in 1995. It is named after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world.

Weighing the Economic Benefits vs. Environmental Impacts of New Buildings

Do the many economic benefits of new buildings outweigh the environmental harm they can cause? Could we reduce new buildings’ environmental footprints while…

Seattle’s Affordable Housing Provides Lesson for Cities Coveting Amazon’s HQ2

As cities scramble to attract Amazon, in the hopes of attracting as many 50,000 high-paying jobs, they need to be reminded of the…

Amazon’s Satellite HQ Could Reap Billions in Tax Breaks

Amazon could over $10 billion in reduced tax breaks and other incentives for its recently-announced second headquarters, but some civic leaders question the…

Will Whole Foods’ Lower Prices Make Sustainable Food More Accessible?

The Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods closed earlier this week, and some prices have been significantly reduced. Is this evidence that healthful and…

Did Amazon Acquire Conscious Capitalism Along with Whole Foods?

While speculation still unfolds over the reasons behind Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, the founders of the "conscious capitalism" movement say this is…

Saving Brazil’s Amazon: A Job for Tiny Norway

It's been a bad, bad month for Brazil's President Michel Temer. First he is called on the carpet by Brazil's supermodel, Gisele Bündchen,…

Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods: Death to Retail?

The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon raises a bevy of questions about the future of retail. Are we seeing automation gone awry,…

Amazon Invests In Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Amazon's new zero-emission forklift deal could usher in a new future for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, off-street and on.

Amazon Ramps Up Investment in Rooftop Solar

Amazon expects to generate 41 megawatts of clean energy from solar arrays on its warehouse roofs by the end of this year alone.

Amazon Slammed for its Negative Impact on U.S. Jobs and Economy

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance describes Amazon as a company with a “stranglehold” on the American economy -- stamping out more job than…

The Muslim Ban is a Watershed Moment for CSR: Disney and Amazon Square Off Against Trump

In a significant development for corporate social responsibility, Donald Trump's Muslim ban is prompting U.S. companies to become high-profile change agents.

3p Weekend: 10 Companies Offering Paid Family Leave to All Employees

The United States remains the only industrialized nation that does not mandate paid family leave for all workers. Thankfully, some companies are beginning…

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Doubles Down on Wind Energy

Amazon's new Texas wind project brings the company one step closer to achieving 100 percent renewable energy for its global infrastructure.

Why Birkenstock Is Kissing Amazon Goodbye

The German shoe company, founded over 240 years ago, is sick of fake versions of its shoes being sold on the online retailer’s…

Amazon: No. 1 for Counterfeits, Cardboard Waste and More

That cheap deal from Amazon may not be what it seems, as some say the e-commerce giant allows counterfeiters to run rampant on…