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Posted: Mar 27, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The decade 2005-2015 marks the period when corporate responsibility entered the mainstream. Early adopters now have programs mature enough to compare for success and best practices. I have observed that the world's best corporate citizens share a set of characteristics on how they view themselves and interact with society.
Posted: Mar 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
These days when we talk about water issues in the corporate sector, we’re usually discussing the growing scarcity of freshwater sources and how to overcome major challenges through innovative manufacturing practices and otherwise. But, let’s switch gears for a moment and discuss that huge source of water that we also depend on for life on earth: the ocean.
Posted: Mar 25, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In the second installment of a three part series on women leaders in the spotlight, David Connor speaks with Kym Fawcett, Manager Safety & Social Responsibility at Enerplus Corporation.
Posted: Mar 24, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In April 2014, the Alliance for Water Stewardship officially launched its International Water Stewardship Standard. The announcement followed a four-year, multi-stakeholder collaborative process, and opened the door to an innovative framework for companies and other water users eager to address shared water challenges and risks at the catchment level
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Challenges in managing water risks in corporate supply chains shed light on the ways that corporate risks overlap and interact. Activists’ and communities’ growing use of human rights language to protest corporate water impacts is an embodiment of this new reality.
Posted: Mar 19, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As world leading scientists and spiritual leaders have agreed, we need a new global ethic where efforts to safeguard our wellbeing and environment are infused with a vision of the sacred. We find ourselves at the rip-tide of the prevalent materialistic worldview giving way to a new worldview that draws from an alchemic blend of ancient wisdom traditions and pioneering new thought. This blend of spiritual and ecological awareness is vital for the transformational times we now live in.
Posted: Mar 18, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
CSRwire is looking for article submissions about the latest concepts and success stories of emerging business models, methods of collaboration, use of technology, communication techniques and disruption. Innovation also doesn't have to mean huge research and development budgets. Scarce resources, creative minds and those prepared to fail can make change in the world when the timing is right.
Posted: Mar 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It's the small and medium-sized businesses that are out in front on compliance with sustainability, worker safety and other standards.
Posted: Mar 16, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
March 20 is World Water Day which was designated by the UN in 1993 as a day to celebrate water, recognize global water challenges and encourage collaboration to better prepare for a water-constrained future.
This year’s theme, “Water and Sustainable Development,” reminds us of our need to manage this critical resource responsibly as water is fundamental to life, ecosystems economic growth, and in our case, tourism.
Posted: Mar 13, 2015 – 09:27 AM EST
Not all awards are created equal. David Connor has judged many awards and is offering a few suggestions for those wanting to get a better bang for their awards application buck.
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