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In Era of Employee Activism, Is It Time to Give Your Staff Full Control?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - After a year as an employee-owned company, a “new sense of pride and unity” across the business has resulted in a 10% sales uplift for Riverford, and the best sales year recorded in its 30-year history.

Are you getting full credit for your ESG work? Cynthia Figge shares how CSRHub can help align perception with performance.

COMMUNITY UPDATE - Our goal is to set a minimum threshold for Corporate Membership and recommend the Voyager program for any brands that have yet to meet it. One key partner helping us to power this analysis is CSRHub.

180 CEOs Redefine Corporate Purpose to Promote ‘An Economy That Serves All’

LEADERSHIP - The new Statement outlines a modern standard for corporate responsibility; while framed in the context of the US, it should serve as a new standard for business globally. 

Trending: Waste-Free Personal Care Products Set to Revolutionize Industry

WASTE NOT - Blueland debuts another plastic-free offering, Lush develops carbon-positive packaging, and Maiiro calls out the beauty industry’s ‘Pack of Lies’ in a new plastic-awareness campaign.

L'Oréal Recognized in Fortune's 2019 "Change the World" List for Global Sustainability Program

PRESS RELEASE - L'Oréal has been recognized by Fortune in the publication's annual “Change the World” list. The list, now in its fifth year, showcases the power of business to improve the human condition by identifying companies that have made an important social or environmental impact through their profit-making strategy and operations.

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BASF is Founding Member of “Value Balancing Alliance e.V.”

PRESS RELEASE - Which values do companies create for society – in environmental, human, social, and financial terms? And how can these contributions be measured and compared?

Clothing Giants Join Forces to Fight Gender-Based Violence in African Factories

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Levi Strauss, The Children’s Place and Kontoor Brands have launched a pilot program aimed at ending gender-based harassment at five factories owned and operated by supplier Nien Hsing Textile Co., in Lesotho.

Doing Well by Doing Good: Mastercard Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Mastercard recently published its 2018 Sustainability Report, highlighting the ways in which the company is delivering on its commitment to doing well by doing good.

The World in 2030: 9 Megatrends to Watch

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Look, we could all just wait and see where these historic waves take us. But I prefer that we all work proactively to ensure that a better, thriving future is the one we choose.

Rolland: Labelcraft's Recyclable Enviroliner is an Eco-Breakthrough for the Label Industry

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - For the 16th of our “Conversations with Green Champions,” Rolland President Philip Rundle speaks with Labelcraft about its Recyclable Enviroliner – the first label release liner that is both 100 per cent recyclable and made of 100 per cent post-consumer recycled paper.

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First Batch of Salmon Gold™ Enters Supply Chains of Tiffany & Co, Apple

SUPPLY CHAIN - An innovative approach to sourcing gold responsibly and restoring fish habitats in Alaska and Canada, Salmon Gold meets the needs of manufacturing and retail companies that responsibly source minerals for their products.

Mars Selects 6 Food Startups to Sow SEEDS of CHANGE™

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Participants in Mars’ inaugural accelerator program will receive a four-month mentorship with industry experts and grants up to $50,000.

Braskem, Ledesma Launch 100% Sustainable Notebooks in Argentina

PRESS RELEASE - Braskem and Ledesma have created Ledesma +Bio, a line of 100% sustainable notebooks made entirely from sugarcane.

Beverage Giants Up the Ante on Efforts to Reverse Plastic Pollution

WASTE NOT - Molson Coors, Dasani and Poland Spring all unveil ambitious plans to eliminate problematic single-use plastic from their packaging — and help keep consumers up to speed on what’s #NotTrash.

BASF Commits to Poultry Sustainability and Welfare as Founding Member of Two New Industry Initiatives

PRESS RELEASE - BASF has committed to a more sustainable poultry value chain as a founding member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs (US-RSPE) and the International Poultry Welfare Alliance (IPWA).

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Samsung, UNDP Partner to Push Progress on the SDGs

MARKETING AND COMMS - New mobile app, special-edition accessories aim to raise awareness of, funding for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Alaska Airlines - Creating Lift: Imagine What’s Possible for the Environment, our Communities and our People

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - If you’ve flown with a kid lately, you know that the moment the airplane leaves the ground, it feels like magic.

BASF’s TDI Plant Receives American Chemistry Council Responsible Care Award

PRESS RELEASE - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) recognized BASF’s TDI plant at Geismar, Louisiana site with the 2019 Responsible Care award for waste minimization, reuse and recycling.

PepsiCo/IDB Partnership Helps More Than 765K People in Latin America Gain Access to Clean Water

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo, Inc. today announced that its partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has helped more than 765,000 people in rural areas of Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Honduras gain new or improved access to drinking water and sanitation services since 2011.

Who Said Women’s Sport Is Boring?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Yes, the summer of 2019 will be remembered for an awesome performance from the US Women’s National Soccer Team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. But, it will also be remembered for an extraordinary demonstration of the power of women’s sport to be about much more than just sport.

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