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Posted: Mar 04, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In late January, the U.S. Government released final amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation that are intended to strengthen existing prohibitions and requirements related to human trafficking. These requirements, which go into effect on March 2, are applicable to all federal contractors.
Posted: Mar 03, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Reducing a company’s environmental footprint is no small task. Just getting started can be tough. But once commitments are made and first steps are taken, the path unfolds. We’ve learned a few things on our sustainability journey and every day we learn more. Here are a few of our key takeaways.
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It has been predicted that in 2020, the world cocoa bean production will not meet the demand. By some estimates, there will be a 1 million ton shortfall, or 25 percent of 2012 global output. There are certainly many underlying reasons for this projected shortage, but the main theme is that cocoa bean production is not sustainable for the farmers.
Posted: Feb 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It is simply not enough in today’s world to just set out a CSR policy or a supplier code of conduct or total up the number of sustainability initiatives in the supply chain and think you are doing the right thing. The days of accountability by case study are fading fast. Companies must actually do the work and invest the capital to create lasting (and profitable) change in their supply chains.
Posted: Feb 24, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Through corporate citizenship, we can improve our companies—and our world. But how do others know what we are doing?
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In 2015 and beyond, technological advancements will conspire to force business sustainability thinkers and supply chain managers to meaningfully ask ourselves an important question: given technological changes to the ways that we produce and distribute goods and services, what is the enduring rationale for supply chain sustainability?
Posted: Feb 20, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Inter-departmental collaboration, especially on community-based programs not only breaks down silos within a company, but also helps build your brand within the community.
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The transparency and Responsible Investment practices of the 33 largest asset managers in the UK has been examined in the 2015 Responsible Investment Performance of UK Asset Managers survey. Are asset managers investing for the long-term?
Posted: Feb 18, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
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