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Corporate Responsibility

Working Families Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Coal Mine Clean-Up

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Over the past 30 years, coal companies have been playing fast and loose with our land, water, and pocketbooks by using a loophole in our federal laws...

Companies Face Pressure To Bail On Republican Convention

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Liberal activist groups are pressuring companies not to sponsor next month's Republican National Convention in Cleveland because of Dona...

The Truth About Ethical Organizations

Mark Pastin | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Mark Pastin

There are many ideas about the factors that contribute to the ethics of an organization. These ideas range from ethical leadership to a concern for stakeholders to having a mission beyond economic success.

Blog Series: The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

"Business & Human Rights" (BHR) is an international legal and political framework, arising from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...

The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights (Part V): The Culture of Change

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

This blog series has been examining the booming new field of Business & Human Rights (BHR), which has revolutionized how the world's leading multinational corporations are talking about and engaging with human rights.

Corporate America Stood Up For LGBT Rights. So Why Is It Supporting A Platform For Donald Trump?

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business

When North Carolina passed a law in March effectively sanctioning LGBT discrimination, corporate America turned up the heat on the Tar Heel State. Mor...

Starbucks Is Selling Nearly A Half-Billion Dollars In 'Sustainability' Bonds

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business

Starbucks Corp. is asking investors to fund as much as $496 million on what the coffee giant describes as "sustainability" projects, the latest move i...

The Alchemy of Business and Human Rights (Part IV): The Rules of the Game

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

This blog series has been examining the booming success of the newly-framed Business & Human Rights (BHR) field with an admiring but critical eye, pic...

The Alchemy of Business and Human Rights (Part III): The Missing Institution

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

In the previous blogs in this series, we looked at the unique underlying terms of the Business & Human Rights (BHR) field that have arguably led to it...

Which Way to the Front?

Leigh Hafrey | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Leigh Hafrey

Here's a challenge for people who think about organizations in 21st-century America: How do we demilitarize our notions of leadership?

1. Building a New Reality

Ted Wachtel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Ted Wachtel

For most of my life I've been thinking about how to build a new reality, because the reality we're in now has some serious shortcomings.

Modern Brands Tell Their Sustainability Stories

Christine Fruechte | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Christine Fruechte

Where should today's modern brands be investing to gain tomorrow's competitive edge? In sustainability. More specifically, in their own sustainability story.

To Combat Human Trafficking, Hope Isn't a Strategy

Greg Iaquinto | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Greg Iaquinto

Supply chains need a modern approach to eliminating modern slavery Stories like Vannak Prum's are all too common. He left his home in Cambodia...

What American Jews Need

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

A faith resource rooted in eliciting positions on justice from the Hebrew canon can be a positive stepping stone for dialogue between diverse populations seeking pathways to relieve global cleavages.

Health and Well-being: A Business Imperative

Karoline Barwinski | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Karoline Barwinski

We must turn our attention to the growing body of research that shows integrated approaches to health and well-being are associated with better business outcomes and improved stock performance for investors.

The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights (Part II): A Pendulum Swing?

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 03.30.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

In the previous blog in this series, we began looking at the alchemy of the new Business & Human Rights (BHR) field: the almost mystically successful ...

The Alchemy of "Business & Human Rights" (Part I): The BHR Boom Years

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

There is no begrudging the almost magical success of "Business & Human Rights" (BHR) -- the new name for the newly revamped field of human rights advocacy that has emerged over the last decade to, well, supplement (read: not replace) what used to go by "corporate accountability."

Listen Up! When it Comes to Happy Working-Parent Employees, Communication Must Be a Two-Way Street.

Krista Moatz | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Krista Moatz

Let's set the record straight. We often hear debate about working parents "having it all," but I don't think we can have it all, or that we necessarily want to. I think we have to determine what we want and then try to figure out a way to adjust our lives, schedules, and/or careers accordingly.

Innovation Toward a Better Quality Life

André Borschberg | Posted 03.08.2016 | Impact
André Borschberg

As leaders we must ask ourselves, with the pace of technology and information growing exponentially, have we considered the implications for humanity? And if knowledge has doubled every 11 hours, will our sense of responsibility keep up?

Circular Economy 2.0

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Alexandre Lemille

The concept of Circular Economy in itself is mind-blowing as it imitates natural cycles through feedback loops at several levels of our current extraction, production and consumption chains. Mind-blowing in the multidimensional benefits that could lies under, creating abundance instead of scarcity.

The Business Case for a Sustainable Cuba -- Part I: Five Sectors Ready to Go

Julia Sagebien | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Julia Sagebien

The Cuba-U.S. commercial rapprochement reached its punto de caramelo (the tipping point where heated sugar and water alchemize into candy) during the ...

Taking on Business, Government & Consumerism

John Friedman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
John Friedman

Does what is happening in American politics foreshadow greater changes to come? I often hear it said that today's newest workers (often described as...

Corporate Accountability

Peter Neill | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

We are accountable for our decisions, our investments, our respect for law, and our moral choices. Every day would seem, then, to be a moving calculation of multiple accountabilities - a ledger of life, with surpluses and, yes, deficits.

The Three P's of a Profitable Partnership

Heather Piedmont | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Heather Piedmont

There are many reasons why businesses partner up and believe it or not it not only helps your bottom line but also yourself as an individual. At time...

Future of Work Interview With Gavin McGarry of Jumpwire Media. Bold Moves: Self Salary Setting and Passion Pitching

Sophie Wade | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Sophie Wade

Motivation is critical with Millennials and Gavin has a compelling recipe to feed, as well as leverage, their passions. His social media agency handles companies of all types across many sectors.