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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: G&A Institute, Inc. in collaboration with RobecoSAM
Focus on Assessment Questions for Human Rights, Human Capital & Supply Chain. October 24, 2017. Presented to you by G&A Institute in collaboration RobecoSAM. Hosted at Baruch College/CUNY in New York City.
September 19, 2017 New report proposes step-change in sustainability business metrics to safeguard global securitySource: ICC
The Earth Security Report 2017 was launched today, providing a roadmap for global business to align its growth to the demands for social inclusion and environmental security that are defining the countries in which they operate.
September 19, 2017 Can Performance and Sustainability Coexist in Apparel?Source: Sourcing Journal
Performance hasn’t gone hand in hand with sustainability so far, but some brands in the space are hoping to change that. However, in an industry that’s among the most fragmented, where one link in the supply chain often doesn’t...
Research & Insights
Source: Chief Investment Officer
Citing the impacts related to Hurricane Irma, a new report from Ceres suggests that corporate boards bring extreme weather events, climate change, and other sustainability issues to the forefront of their decision-making process...
September 14, 2017 How to Quantify Sustainability’s Impact on Your Bottom LineSource: Harvard Business Review
Humanity has an urgent need to fight climate change, and businesses can play a key role in doing so. But we recognize that, in many businesses, resources are often allocated according to short-term, bottom-line pressures. We thus...
September 13, 2017 Supply Chain CSR Investments Lower Global Risk Exposure, According to EcoVadis' First Annual CSR Performance IndexSource: Business Insider
EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report illustrates the...
Commentary & Opinion
September 14, 2017 Lots of outrage, but little else will come out of Equifax security breachSource: Chicago Tribune
Indignation over Equifax's massive customer data breach is sparking calls for a crackdown on that company and the credit reporting industry. Unfortunately, the odds of that happening are between slim and none.
August 24, 2017 Today’s Farmers Are Trying To Achieve ‘Sustainability,’ But It’s Easier Said Than DoneSource: The Federalist
They argue that many of our problems arise from the homogeneity of today’s commodity crops, and the way it wreaks havoc on soil, water, and animal life (not to mention farmers’ pocket books).
August 18, 2017 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: POOR SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS IN LIVESTOCK RISK HEALTH AND WEALTH OF ALL OF USSource: Reuters
hree years ago a local reporter secretly captured footage of a Shanghai factory using expired and mishandled meat for supply to global fast food chains such as McDonald’s and KFC. The video went viral, launching an official...
USA Sustainability Reporting
Source: Sustainable Brands
The Ford Motor Company has released its 18th annual Sustainability report detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future. Coinciding with the release is a...
Tiffany & Co. released its seventh annual Sustainability Report, which details the company’s continued leadership in sustainable luxury and its progress in 2016 towards its commitments to environmental and social responsibility.
Source: Times Free Press
The world's biggest carpetmaker said Monday that 85 percent of its products are now certified for sustainability by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute as carpet and rugs are made with less energy and water and...
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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