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Posted: Apr 27, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The air pollution in northern China is so bad that residents can expect to die 5.5 years early. The country loses about 9 percent of gross national income each year to environmental problems. It seems laughable, then, for me to tell you that China is in fact the world’s leader in green manufacturing.
Posted: Apr 24, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
We don’t like giving up things we enjoy – like that yummy brownie. We don’t like to deny ourselves what our brain associates with pleasure, whatever that pleasure may be. This is why over 90% of folks who embark on a food diet fail. This is also why we feel resistance to traditional ‘sustainability’ advice – travel less, consume less, have less, be less.
Posted: Apr 22, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Stranded assets and operational disruptions are not the stuff of which great careers are made. And yet, without a significant upswing in corporate work on identifying and addressing water risk, these realities will mark an increasing number of companies and people’s careers.
Posted: Apr 21, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Sponsors are more impactful when taking advantage of a purpose-driven approach than taking an only-for-profit approach. A shared-value/s approach is good for sponsors, good for sponsorees and good for society and the environment.
Posted: Apr 20, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
April's topic is Innovation: Innovation is about new ideas, processes or devices that challenge those models and better connect the business world to all the communities in which they operate, and increasingly add pressure for change.
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.
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