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This is the third in a series of posts on things I learned while leading Corporate Social Responsibility at REI for the past seven years (read parts one and two).I’m often asked if incremental improvements can really lead to sustainable business outcomes. In my experience leading sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts at REI the answer is: yes and no. It all depends on what happens next.
The Greater Good Science Center, based at the University of California, Berkeley, has launched an online Compassionate Organizations Quiz, co-developed by CompassionLab and based on more than 10 years of research by CompassionLab and Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
CVS this week released its 2012 CSR Report, which gives stakeholders an inside view of the company’s strategy, priorities and performance on its sustainability goals and initiatives.
Abbott Laboratories last week rejected a proposal from shareholders to remove genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from its natural products, which includes its Similac baby formula. Biotech firm DuPont also defeated a resolution to disclose genetically engineered seeds.
A poll conducted among several hospital administrators at the recent CleanMed 2013 Conference found most hospitals are increasing sustainability investments and committing to greener healing environments.
Two out of three mid-sized companies are looking either to enhance or establish corporate social responsibility programs, according to a recent report by non-profit Business4Better (B4B).
Four more companies now will make gender and race diversity part of the criteria for board nominees, thanks to a board diversity shareholder proposal filed by Trillium Asset Management.
Nearly 75 percent of U.S. workers who participate in their employer’s environmental and social responsibility efforts are more likely to make sustainable choices at home, according to the Gibbs & Soell Sense & Sustainability Study, released this week.
A recent report released by financial services firm Jones Lang LaSalle claims companies that implement successful sustainability initiatives solicit employee participation and recommends organizing the engagement process into three phas
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has released its 2013 Retail Sustainability Report, which highlights progress towards the industry’s evolving sustainability objectives and identifies a class of top-performing characteristics.
Hostelling International USA yesterday announced the launch of a new eco-certification and sustainability monitoring system for its 50+ hostels in the United States.a new partnership with Sustainable Travel International and its
Czech automaker Skoda has announced a new sustainability strategy called GreenFuture aimed at making its cars more fuel-efficient and improving water and energy economy in its manufacturing plants.The company says GreenFuture rests on three main pillars; GreenProduct, GreenFactory and GreenRetail.
Only one out of eight insurers said they have in-depth climate change strategies, according to a recent survey by investor advocacy group Ceres.
Sustainability strategy is a holistic, triple-bottom-line approach that considers the environment, society and profit in the development and implementation of business strategy. As you consider your corporate brand, think not only about your products and services but also about how prospective and current employees view your organization.
Since the dawn of time, human beings have organized into groups in order to fulfill basic human needs. We join together to gain stability, feel a sense of belonging, build our self-esteem and experience self-actualization. Traditionally, the ideal workplace has combined these elements, the upper ladders of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, into a fulfilling, well-functioning organization.
People like to stand out. People like to blend in. Once you understand that oxymoron, you’ll be in a much better position to build a sustainable brand.
Sustainability is a growing field with highly educated professionals from diverse backgrounds, but many lack critical skills despite their training, a recent study released by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and Sustainable Plant says.
Greenpeace Italy released a new green ranking guide revealing major discrepancies between fifteen high-profile fashion brands on toxic water pollution and deforestation.
Yesterday President Obama announced his nomination of business executive and nature enthusiast Sally Jewell to join his cabinet as the next Secretary of the Interior.
“One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the RingsSustainability isn’t simple. And when it comes to uniting a group of people behind a green initiative, things tend to get messy.