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Posted: Jan 10, 2018 – 06:00 AM EST
Over the past decade, the term sustainability has caught on in the boardroom, courtroom and living room. While the concept has reached the mainstream, opportunities abound for implementation.
Posted: Nov 20, 2017 – 01:50 PM EST
It is time we all realize that our dollars are like votes. And that these votes are an effective way to create change and progress.
Posted: Nov 07, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Regularly, you work to prepare a comprehensive supply chain assessment. Hours are spent building a robust questionnaire for your tier 1 suppliers. The goal is a 100% response rate, so that you have valuable intelligence to manage and improve your supply chain. Maybe the focus of your assessment is traceability and mapping, or perhaps calculating GHG emissions. You send the questions and it takes the suppliers about two hours to complete. Two hours of work isn’t too much to ask, right? Or is it?
Posted: Oct 30, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Three years back, when my CEO asked me to take on the project of tying together the various Outreach and Community programs that were going on within our organization under one umbrella CSR program, I thought…”Wow! Where do I start?”
Posted: Oct 25, 2017 – 01:30 PM EST
Business is showing increasing interest in using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to inform and enhance their social and environmental programs and ultimately their business strategies. The SDGs were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and include 17 ambitious goals and 169 targets aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all.
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
As a real-life Millennial who finds deep motivation in my work at the first legal benefit corporation in Idaho, Oliver Russell, and as a woman with a penchant for statistics, I can attest that employee engagement is a pretty big deal. Consider the following:
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Trust. It can sound a lot like a buzzword or business jargon. A word or phrase thrown around by leaders when trying to identify, define or solve a problem. Sometimes it’s not even a consideration until it’s lost.
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
It is no secret that airlines haven’t traditionally been associated with fresh and responsible foods. That is one of the many reasons it’s such an appealing area to work on within the sustainability department of an airline. Food has become a way for people to express and act on their social engagement and personal lifestyle. As the customer, just because you bought an airplane ticket doesn’t mean you suddenly want junk food or have stopped caring about your food preferences.
Posted: Oct 03, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The stories of devastation and desperate need coming out of Puerto Rico are heartbreaking. With a massive emergency response urgently needed and recovery efforts expected to take months (if not years), JetBlue has established a new program to help our crewmembers, customers and neighbors in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean: 100x35JetBlue.
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
CSR and sustainability jobs have never been hotter. As impact-driven millennials seek out work that aligns with their values, recruiters are seeing a continued upswing in the number of applications they receive. It’s common to have over 200 applicants for any given position, and for a recruiter to have less than 15 seconds to glance over a CV. With this kind of flow rate, how can organisations optimize their HR processes to make sure great candidates don’t slip through the cracks?
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