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Posted: Apr 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Today’s call for Talkback submissions for the month of May asks you to share your wisdom on human rights, equality and diversity.
Posted: Apr 16, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
MINT. Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey. Or maybe it’s CIVETS. Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa. Either way, for anyone engaged in international business, ‘CIVETS’ and ‘MINT’ are both increasingly shorthand for taking the long view. Rich with possibilities, these young, vibrant new economies are just starting to flex their muscles, but by 2050 many are projected to make up the top 20 contributors to global GDP.
Posted: Apr 15, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Scott Tanksley discusses the culture of CSR and volunteerism at Berkshire Bank with their Community Engagement Manager, Gary Levante.
Posted: Apr 14, 2015 – 08:00 AM EST
Posted: Apr 10, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Last year, the Nielsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility found that 55% of global online consumers across 60 countries said they were willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact. A survey such as this might beg the question: why are there not more companies who cater to this interest? The answer may surprise you.
Posted: Apr 09, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Employees are often hesitant to provide feedback to senior management for fear they may be singled out in the workplace. New tools and technologies are providing anonymity, enhanced security, and a continuous feedback loop to enable better employee engagement.
Posted: Apr 08, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In the third installment of a three-part series on women sustainability leaders, Talkback’s David Connor talks today with Kathrin Winkler, Sr. Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at EMC Corp., a global information technology leader.
Posted: Apr 07, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Today General Mills published its 2015 Global Responsibility Report, marking the 45th year we have reported progress to our communities and stakeholders. The report highlights our efforts to create economic, social and environmental value across the globe as we pursue our mission of Nourishing Lives.
Posted: Apr 06, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
By flexing our power in the marketplace and with our letters and calls to our elected officials, we can change the way businesses work. When we reward companies that are committed to people and nature instead of just maximizing profits and when we boycott companies that exploit war and the environment, we create a new system.
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Western financial analysts generally misunderstand China’s current restructuring as negative news. China’s President Xi Jinping has committed to transforming China from a resource and pollution intensive economy to a green economy as a strategic priority, including clean energy, energy conservation in industry, buildings and transport, with overall energy efficiency and pollution control.
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