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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?

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April 21, 2017 Philips links sustainability performance to corporate finance

Source: Clean Energy

Philips has agreed a unique deal with a consortium of international banks that links the company’s sustainability performance to the interest rate attached to a €1 billion (£836 million) loan.

April 21, 2017 9 Books About Sustainability That Will Inspire You To Live A More Earth Friendly Lifestyle

Source: Bustle

Sure, we celebrate our planet on Earth Day every April 22. But we all know that we need to be doing way more to insure that we're living eco-friendly lives and protecting the environment from catastrophe

April 21, 2017 Why There Is No Role for Storytelling in Your Sustainability Report

Source: Sustainable Brands

We recently presented on “The Role of Storytelling in Corporate Reporting” — a subject that many organizations struggle to address properly.

Research & Insights

January 26, 2017 SustainAbility: Global Health, Media, Climate Leadership Among Trends Shaping 2017

Source: Sustainable Brands

Think tank SustainAbility has released its 2017 trend report, which highlights 10 issues that are expected to have the greatest influence over sustainability in the upcoming year and their implications for the private sector.

January 25, 2017 Corner Office Sustainability Passions Get Trapped at the Top: Why 98 Percent of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability Goals

Source: CSRWire

A new report from Bain & Company, Achieving Breakthrough Results in Sustainability, finds that only 2 percent of corporate sustainability programs achieve or exceed their aims, compared to 12 percent of other corporate...

January 24, 2017 Business Leaders World-Wide Agree that Disruptive Technologies Can Drive Corporate Sustainability Efforts

Source: ReliefWeb

Disruptive technologies and digital infrastructure have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing risks and to transform industries. These include safeguarding the planet's soil and water, and improving inequality...

Commentary & Opinion

April 12, 2017 What does ‘sustainability’ mean to a peanut farmer?

Source: Southeast Farm Press

Defining the word ‘sustainability’ is much like defining ‘happiness.’ The meaning depends on whom you ask and maybe when you ask them. For peanuts, however you define the word, the story starts in a field on a farm.

April 12, 2017 The power of sustainability information

Source: Eco Business

The launch today of S-Ray, a new tool that allows anyone to monitor the sustainability of thousands of the world’s largest companies, marks the latest development in how the availability of data can be harnessed for good.

March 7, 2017 Opinion: Too Much Information on Sustainability Could Influence Consumer Habits for the Worst

Source: NewsWeek

Most people would agree that living more sustainably is something to strive for. With £13bn worth of food being wasted each year in the U.K. and global temperature records being broken every three years, being green is more...

USA Sustainability Reporting

April 20, 2017 L'Oréal USA Announces Significant Advancements in Sustainability: Reducing Carbon Emissions, Waste & Water Usage, and Improving Packaging

Source: Yahoo Finance

NEW YORK -L'Oréal USA has announced major milestones in its sustainability efforts, achieving 100 percent renewable electricity for its U.S. manufacturing, reducing its carbon emissions by 84 percent, water usage by 52 percent,...

April 12, 2017 JetBlue Releases SASB-Approved Sustainability Report for 2016

Source: Sustainable Brands

American airline JetBlue has released the results of its annual environmental and sustainability report, which highlights the company’s achievements in 2016 and outlines how it plans to continue to integrate long-term...

April 5, 2017 The H&M Group Releases New Goals In Sustainability Report 2016

Source: Yahoo Finance

The H&M group Sustainability Report 2016 is published today, outlining several new goals including a commitment to use 100% recycled or other sustainably sourced materials by 2030 and to become climate positive throughout its...

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