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Source: PC World
Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). But the Taiwanese manufacturer is...
Large companies are reducing their own emissions. You can go to these sustainability confabs and there's a sense that they can do it all on their own. So, why do Washington and policy even matter, like, at all?
Seeking Alpha - The recent collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which housed clothing factories with roughly 5,000 employees, killed more than 1,000 people and led to intense pressure on major retailers to...
May 17, 2013 Corporate Social Responsiblity:
Core77.com (blog) - In the macro, society's general attitude must orient itself towards an all-encompassing idea of responsibility. And here we can exploit the emerging force of businesses and industries that implement methods of...
May 17, 2013 Forests and Trees Key to Food SustainabilitySource: VOA
The FAO said forests, trees and agroforestry systems contribute to food security and nutrition in a number of ways, but the critical role forests play in food sustainability has been over-looked as a reliable, readily available...
May 16, 2013 Benefits of Corporate Social ResponsibilitySource: Social Business Forum
No longer is the term ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ a novel idea amongst businesses. A 2011 sustainability study by MIT showed that sustainability, in the US at least, now plays a permanent part in 70% of corporate agendas.
May 16, 2013 Top Hoosier wind farm drafts bat-protection plans
Chicago Sun-Times - Thatâs the period when Indiana bats migrate through the area as they leave summer roosting sites en route to southern Indiana caves where theyâll hibernate over the winter. Below the 11 mph wind...
San Francisco Gate - However, based on the responses Iâm getting from some of those companies, it could be longer than advocates of the agreement might imagine. Sticking points: Too much of the onus, financial and legal, is...
May 16, 2013 Duke Energy ranks third in carbon emissions reportSource: Charlotte Business Review
Duke Energy reduced its carbon emissions in 2011 by about 6.6 million tons from a year earlier, but the Charlotte-based utility remained the nations third-largest carbon emitter, says a new report on the industry.
May 16, 2013 When will emerging economies embrace sustainability?Source: GreenBiz
Each year, GlobeScan's Sustainability Leaders survey asks experts to name a company they regard as a leader in sustainability. As Joel Makower noted recently, one company above all others -- Unilever -- has emerged as the...
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