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Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate News and Updates
Corporate Responsibility -- What is it? Why does it matter? Companies seem to be taking steps to be "responsible" to society in various ways -- often under the title of "corporate social responsibility" - What is this trend saying? What does all this demonstration of "Corporate Citizenship" mean?
News & Updates
Source: LA Times
Five years after the nation’s worst oil spill scarred fragile shorelines along the Gulf of Mexico and sent economies into a tailspin, the British oil company BP has reached an $18.7-billion settlement designed to close one of the...
Triple Pundit - The article points out that this year Walmart began to offer coffee fair-trade certified by îTransFair USAî in its Walmart and Samâs Club stores. According to the article, the coffee is...
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has pledged to give away $32 billion over the coming years. There is no time scale set for the donation, which represents all of his fortune, according to Alwaleed. The billionaire is the...
Research & Insights
June 30, 2015 Let's talk about (brand) love (and sustainability)Source: GreenBiz
One of the ah-has from the soon-to-be-released 2015 Eco Pulse study is that, indeed, a company’s sustainability or social responsibility commitment is a reason to love the brand.
Source: GoLocal PDX
Many kids tell me they want to pursue sustainability in some form as a career, and with dozens of colleges and universities in the US providing these majors, it’s easy to do.
June 26, 2015 The halo effectSource: The Economist
“THERE is one and only one social responsibility of business,” wrote Milton Friedman, a Nobel prize-winning economist. “To use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” Plenty of climate-change...
Commentary & Opinion
July 2, 2015 Steering Toward Sustainability: How California’s New Groundwater Law Can Help Us From Driving Off a CliffSource: Union of Concerned Scientists Blog
According to new research by NASA, many of the world’s biggest aquifers are being depleted at a much faster rate than they can be replenished, and California’s Central Valley is among the worst. As we all know, California is in...
June 29, 2015 Congress Doesn't Think Agricultural Sustainability Has Anything to Do With Your HealthSource: Mother Jones
Every five years, the US government revisits its Dietary Guidelines—suggestions for how Americans should eat. The guidelines won't legally require you to, say, eat an apple a day, but they do affect things like agricultural...
June 25, 2015 UK corporate governance requires a cultural revolutionSource: Financial Director
JUSTIN KING says "nothing moves a business in a direction as powerfully as corporate culture". It is the challenge of directors and management to ensure that it moves it in the right direction.
USA Sustainability Reporting
November 21, 2014 Arizona Chemical Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level BSource: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
Our strategy builds on the delivery of high quality products that meet the markets’ changing needs and results in exceptional global customer satisfaction. Attainment of these goals and ultimately our Vision 2021 requires a...
November 21, 2014 World Bank Group Publishes GRI G4 CORE 2014 Sustainability ReportSource: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
This Sustainability Review 2014 provides a glimpse into the Bank's new strategic path and reviews key happenings of this past year, complementing the World Bank's annual financial report. It covers the reporting period from July...
November 21, 2014 Union Bank Publishes GRI G4 CORE 2013 Sustainability ReportSource: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center
Over the course of 150 years, a strong bank makes many investments. Union Bank prides itself on the positive impact of our investments throughout our long and rich history, and their power to touch lives and enrich communities....
Strategic Alliance: CSR Hub / G&A Institute
CSRHub is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) ratings tool that allows managers, researchers, consultants, academics and activists to track the CSR and sustainability performance of major companies. CSRHub aggregates data from more than 230 sources to provide its users with a comprehensive source of CSR information on over 7,300 publicly traded and private companies in 93 countries. CSRHub is a B Corporation and is offering G&A Institute readers a 15% membership discount when they subscribe with discount code “GA15”.
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