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Corporate Responsibility

Faith And Values Inspired Investments

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Both the Jewish and Christian communities from their earliest documents display a debate about with the foundational questions of ownership, agency, interest and usury. The Holy Quran also offers some unique teachings.

Capitalism's Dirty Secret: Corporations Don't Create Good Jobs Anymore, They Destroy Them

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Lynn Parramore

The truth is that unfettered corporations are just about the worst thing for creating decent jobs. Here's a look at why, and where the good jobs really come from.

Whose Corporations? Our Corporations!

Ken Jacobson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Ken Jacobson

Historically, corporations were understood to be responsible to a complex web of constituencies, including employees, communities, society at large, suppliers, and shareholders. But in the era of deregulation, the interests of shareholders began to trump all the others.

Facebook Needs at Least One Woman On Its Board

Tim Berry | Posted 06.01.2012 | Technology
Tim Berry

Why would a startup as important as Facebook, run by somebody as young as Mark Zuckerberg, whose users are more than 50 percent women, go into all-imp...

Are You Being a 'Muppet'?

John Friedman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
John Friedman

The most famous Muppet of all, Kermit the frog, famously stated, "It's not easy being green." Turns out, it's not easy as being an empowered investor either.

The Summers of Our Discontent

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

It's hard to imagine the Obama administration is on the verge of making a similarly outrageous pick to head the Bank, but that seems to be the case. What's the matter with Larry?

Look to Business Operations, Not Philanthropy, for Social Impact

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

If the impact of business on society is measured in oceans, corporate philanthropy would barely fill a bucket of water. What might be possible if we were to unleash this business genius on problems of consequence?

Extending the Olive Branch -- Consumer Conflict Resolution

Donna Larner Lavery | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business
Donna Larner Lavery

Although we are more connected through technology than ever before, we have lost the art of discussion and personal acknowledgement. Our phones and our keyboards have become our anonymous mouthpieces.

Supreme Court: Are Corporations Liable for Aiding and Abetting Crimes Against Humanity?

Valerie Brender | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Valerie Brender

Whatever happens with the Kiobel decision, it will be a watershed moment for corporate accountability.

Kiobel v. Shell Tests Corporate Personhood

Katie Redford | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Katie Redford

How anyone could argue that corporations shouldn't be held responsible for human rights abuses is almost beyond comprehension. Yet that's precisely what Shell and their supporters have been insisting and what they will argue to the Supreme Court today.

A Billion+Change: Supporting Nonprofits Through Skills-Based Pro Bono Service

Sen. Mark Warner | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Sen. Mark Warner

In tough times, we need to find more creative ways to help. Many American businesses have agreed to partner with their employees to donate pro bono services, leveraging the extraordinary talents of their workforce to help support community needs.

A Safer Way to Catch Tuna

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Hollender

There is no denying that our oceans are in grave peril, and the conventional tuna industry now must make a choice: fish more sustainably, or lose market share to those who do.

The Politics of Sustainability

John Friedman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
John Friedman

It is time to review our foundational values and documents and establish why sustainability is very much based on American values that transcend today's politicized political climate.

Ten Steps for Radical Revolution USA

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Bill Quigley

If those in government and those in power do not help the people do what is right, people seeking change must together exercise our human rights and bring about these changes directly.

Peter S. Goodman

Where Gadgets Go To Die: E-Waste Recycler Opens New Plant In Las Vegas | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- Inside the mad hum of the convention center, an overwhelming array of gadgetry confronts attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show, a sh...

Forget CSR And CSV, Let's Go For CGV -- Corporate Global Vision

Alice Korngold | Posted 02.19.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

If companies and their boards of directors truly commit to a corporate global vision of justice, businesses can make greater profits than they ever imagined and people throughout the world would have food on their tables and live in peace.

Innovation Is Everyone's Job

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

The reality is that everyone has the ability to innovate; and if you can tap into that ability, your organization has a much better chance of success.

About Leadership: Experience Counts

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

I think that today we undervalue experience. Perhaps not in the go-go businesses of Silicon Valley, where there is precious little experience available. But in the mature businesses -- oil, chemicals, minerals, etc.

How the Occupy Wall Street Movement Can Create Real Change

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business
Monique Ruffin

In the last couple of months the Occupy movement has successfully gained our attention, as protests have sprung up in many of the major cities across...

Osprey Odyssey: Rep. Jones' Ten-Year Quest to Clear the Names of Two Marine Corps Pilots

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

In 2000, an MV-22 Osprey carrying 19 Marines crashed, killing everyone on board. After the Marine Corps announced that the crash was the result of human error, the news all but disappeared. But for Rep. Walter Jones, this wasn't the end of the story.

The Salomon Brothers Training Class of 1985 and Lessons Learned

Lydia Fisher | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business
Lydia Fisher

There were a few rejections before I made it into the Salomon Brothers sales and trading training class. It happened to be the class of 1985, immortalized in Michael Lewis' book, Liar's Poker," and I recently came back from our 26-year reunion.

Cause Marketing That Moves

Andrea Learned | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Andrea Learned

Given how many societal and environmental ills there are to worry about today, it's exciting to think that the creative collaboration could inspire attitude adjustments that might just lead to longer term behavioral shifts.

Chevron's Leadership Is an Oxymoron

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Hypothetically, what would it mean if Chevron accepted its responsibility for the worst oil-related disaster on Earth? If they paid for a full-scale clean-up and helped to heal the sick and dying communities in Ecuador?

American Corporations Owe Nothing to American Workers, and That's a Big Part of the Problem.

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

In last Wednesday's CNBC-sponsored "Your Money, Your Vote" Republican Presidential Debate, an intriguing question was posed that goes to the heart of the issue "to what extent should America be willing to rely on the private sector for our economic recovery?"

Occupy Wall Street Deserves Our Respect

Ralph Gomory | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Ralph Gomory

Occupy Wall Street deserves our respect for stubbornly refusing to let us avert our eyes from what is happening to our country.