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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.
Posted: Apr 02, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Climate change, urbanization and globalization are just a few of the issues facing our world today. How does global citizenship help FedEx to address these concerns and to effectively operate in a rapidly changing marketplace?
Posted: Apr 01, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
What does it mean to be “good” at sustainability communications in a digital age? In recent years we’ve seen a rising tide of interest in some of the channels and tools that have become essential components: social media, infographics, video, storytelling…
Posted: Mar 31, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Announce, Tweet, blog, Facebook, email, call (yes talk to real people on the telephone), Pin, carrier pigeon - whatever your stakeholders react to, but not just once or even on one day. Build the story of the report into a campaign and connect your communication strategy to your stakeholder engagement strategy. Yes, they are two separate things, or should be, yet connected and complementary.
Posted: Mar 30, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Employee and Consumer sentiment is running ahead of what current CSR models are designed to deliver. Now is the time to innovate, not iterate. There's a huge market of talent and customers looking for companies of all sizes to step up.
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
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