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Posted: May 02, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
There’s currently a debate brewing among sustainability and corporate responsibility professionals about the best way to report CSR and environmental information. Is a sustainability report the proper time for storytelling or do readers just want the facts? Truth is, we are often trying to reach multiple (and different audiences) with one report. This year, JetBlue decided to revisit how we report our environmental, social and purpose-driven initiatives.
Posted: Apr 27, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
In the conference halls, corporate boardrooms and corridors of power that I walk, I sense winds of change. There is a metamorphic shift unfolding in terms of how we view our organisations – in terms of ‘how’ they operate and in terms of ‘why’ they operation.
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
As the Director of Global Retail Environmental Health & Safety at The Estée Lauder Companies, Drena Howard’s passion for her work and leadership savvy have made her a rising star in the EHS&S profession. We spoke with her for this edition of CSR Talkback to learn more about the skills in her toolbox and how she invests in her professional development to advance her effectiveness.
Posted: Apr 20, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
In the midst of the political chaos in which the world develops, the numinous defense of dominant economic interests, growing inequality, perennial social challenge, the threats of global warming and the scarcity of natural resources, this movement supposes a breath of fresh air and hope in another form of social and economic coexistence.
Posted: Apr 18, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define a world that promises a flourishing future for human civilization on spaceship Earth. Some companies already embrace the SDGs as their aspirational environmental and social goals. Other companies hesitate, in case attaining some or all the goals’ 169 associated targets by 2030 would be at the expense of company success. There are 12 trillion reasons why their hesitation is unjustified.
Posted: Apr 14, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Among the myriad ways climate change is impacting the planet, one of the most visible is the rise in forest fires across the globe. Without a doubt, fire seasons in the U.S. and many other countries across the world are becoming longer and more severe – with human activity bearing responsibility in both the short and long term.
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Today, Fortune 500 organizations spend more than $15 billion a year on CSR activities, and this number is growing as businesses realize that workplace philanthropy and employee giving programs can improve company performance across the board, from brand building and revenue generation, to customer loyalty and talent recruitment and retention.
Posted: Apr 05, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
A recent study surveyed more than 1000 CEOs and revealed that 93% of them believe that sustainability is monumental for the success of any business. The views of CEOs are a direct result of the observation made by them on how ‘doing the right thing’ has helped in strengthening the company performance. It goes without saying that ‘doing good’ has lot more implications that go way beyond just monetary benefit.
Posted: Apr 03, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
One of the scariest realities of starting or managing a company is understanding the risk involved should it no longer be profitable. It’s even more terrifying to consider how the employees on all levels might feel about the company’s ability to remain relevant. A 2016 survey found over a third of respondents felt their organization lacked the skills and talent needed to drive corporate resilience. Of course, corporate resiliency is something that all organizations strive for, no matter how bright the horizon may seem. Even giants like Apple have seen turmoil in their history.
Posted: Mar 31, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
I was visiting India with two objectives: to speak at the World CSR Day Conference in Mumbai and to celebrate a milestone birthday with friends in Goa. I love India, indeed Asian culture as a whole, and I truly believe it’s the one continent that I could live if I could ever tear myself away from the UK.
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