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Posted: Nov 28, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporate responsibility (or its sister concepts such as sustainability, corporate citizenship, and the like) may have won “the battle of ideas”, being awarded with the status of its own in business schools and having dedicated departments in the world largest companies, it still remains a tucked away exotic island compared to well established continents of other management disciplines, such as strategy or marketing.
Posted: Oct 26, 2016 – 12:00 PM EST
From my experience of running dialogue programmes for numerous global corporations, I’ve discovered that the key to creating sustainable organisations is thinking and talking together.
Posted: Jun 29, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Business travel is necessary because it’s how many companies serve their clients. The ability to visit client locations represents the ability to show up, build relationships and deliver products on all accounts. Yet, sustainability is a growing concern, as business travel itself correlates strongly to high degrees of greenhouse emissions.
Posted: Jun 03, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In today’s world, many investors are looking closely at a company’s sustainability performance and risks. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) continues to advance the use of sustainability accounting standards that are backed by evidence-based research and stakeholder participation.
Posted: May 13, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
By leveraging their comprehensive ESG database, Thomson Reuters helps companies’ baseline sustainability performance and stay ahead of emerging global sustainability trends. TR recently released their latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions report highlighting “sustainable growth,” in addition to reducing GHG emissions and alignment with the U.N. Guidelines.
Posted: May 11, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
If you ask 100 people to name a “green company,” many would rattle off solar and other renewable energy companies, environmentally friendly non-toxic cleaning supplies manufacturers, or perhaps organic farm delivery services. In reality, the “green economy” is far more broad. According to the World Resources Institute, a “Green Economy can be thought of as an alternative vision for growth and development; one that can generate growth and improvements in people’s lives in ways consistent with sustainable development. A Green Economy promotes a triple bottom line: sustaining and advancing economic, environmental and social well-being.”
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Despite popular belief and the outcome of Loch’s study, the construction industry is making great strides toward sustainability and green building. Here are five ways these companies are showing their commitment to more eco-friendly building practices in 2016.
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
For many of us, it's possible when we think of 'Crowdsourcing' that what comes to mind is the Kickstarter of an exciting cause or product that we recently contributed financially to (often to support a friend who’s involved in it) after seeing it promoted on social media. Crowdfunding, whilst the highest profile aspect, is, however, only part of a burgeoning ecosystem of crowdsourcing.
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
The urgency to address climate change and other environmental challenges has never been greater. And encouragingly, there seems to be a constant and increasing beat of corporate commitments that range from pledging to use more renewable energy to making products that are more environmentally responsible. These wide-ranging commitments provide a clear indication to who is leading, who is partnering, and who may be lagging. What may not be as clear though is the degree to which businesses as a collective force are taking action.
Posted: Apr 06, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
IKEA Sustainability Officer Steve Howard practically shook the earth when he announced early this year that the home furniture market had reached “peak stuff.” New product sales, he said, had already seen their heyday and were now entering a decline. And he wasn’t just speaking off the cuff—IKEA is currently positioning their business towards a circular economy while still hoping to double sales by 2020.
That would undoubtedly represent a watershed moment in sustainability—producing goods like home furnishings shrinks the world’s resources considerably. But the public’s desire for disposable, fashionable goods is what grew IKEA into the massive furniture provider it is today. So why would the company be considering such a sharp deviation from that business model?
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