Two efforts have met on the road, and are sure to work more closely together in the months and years ahead.
Coupled with current employment practices that rely heavily on temporary workers rather than full-time employees and on migrant labor, the result is a work environment that has kept these workplaces "virtually union-free."
Sadly, humanity is taking advantage of our planet like an ungrateful teenager. Let's clean up our room and show our Mother Earth some respect.
Last month, the United Nations marked 1000 days until the 2015 deadline of the "Millennium Development Goals," a program started in 2000 with the goal of eliminating the worst impacts of human poverty within 15 years.
Foundations' natural value to the social sector truly rests with their insight and guidance, not their checkbook.
It may seem hard to imagine, but one out of every three people in the world today does not have access to a decent toilet. Instead, many people in poor countries are left with no choice but to relieve themselves in open spaces, rivers or fields that drain into de facto local water sources.
While corporate Social Responsibility programs might actually tackle important problems, like health, education, or telecommunications' infrastructure development, does this blurring line between citizen and consumer give large corporations a louder voice too?
A year ago I had a 'blink' moment and decided to join the private sector and build again. It had to be something that would also make a difference or I would likely fail in selling it. It had to be awesomely entrepreneurial.
Leaders from the business community made one thing clear when they came together on Wednesday to announce a 100-day corporate campaign in support of c...
As a person of East Indian descent, but an American through and through by birth and upbringing, I have always wanted to journey to the motherland to explore my Jain heritage.
Profit and social progress go hand in hand, not their own ways. They happen together. There is no reason why a company cannot boost its competitiveness while also creating value within society.
We did preserve our ability to exercise our right to free speech and to be a watchdog against corporate crimes. That right is vital to protect the power of the people in our society. We will exercise that right until we do win the things Amazonian communities in Ecuador need most.
I wonder what Milton Friedman would say today if he saw CEOs talking about "conscious capitalism" or "capitalism 2.0?"
No longer is financial performance the only metric by which a company is to be measured. Relevant in the mix of information when making an investment decision is the extent to which a company exhibits social responsibility.
Green-washing, or environmental public relations has been with us for some time, and while a little skepticism is not a bad idea, there is no question that huge corporations from Apple to Walmart are paying more and more attention to their environmental impacts.
Efforts to get women to "lean in" should also take on getting men to "lean out" so that the workplace norm becomes one that complements family life.