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Corporate Responsibility

'Smoke and Mirrors': Eliminating Tobacco from Pharmacies

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Saud Anwar

I urge every smoker to talk with his/her doctor about various methods to stop smoking. Please consider adding your voice to those who hold individuals and corporations accountable for their choices. With the right mirror, we just might make the smoke disappear.

Can We Give Back "Giving Back?"

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Overused, misunderstood and mildly condescending, this phrase turns the idea of helping each other into a way to celebrate one's superiority for acting like the basic, decent human beings we're supposed to be.

Where Profits Aren't Enough

Marc Ross | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Fortunately, there are heroic companies practicing corporate social responsibility and emphasizing sustainable business practices. It is no longer an Ivory Tower topic, dominated by stifling case studies, all talk and no results.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron On the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 1)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.16.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

In this exclusive feature length interview, we'll go in depth with Ms. Annis and Dr. Merron about their recent work and learn how their upcoming book, Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line, can impact future generations.

Business Accountability: Is it time for 'Because We Said We Would?'

John Friedman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
John Friedman

Why provide safe work places, reduce negative environmental impacts and in other ways act in a manner in accordance with their articulated values? Perhaps there can be no better reason than -- because we said we would.

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Rule-Breakers: Reputation Ramificaticatications

Sara Canaday | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

If you might suffer from Don't Fence Me In syndrome, the challenge is finding a way to function within the organization so that you don't extinguish your independent spark or burn your bridges. Think before you speak.

Profits Should Be Invested in Jobs

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Our biggest corporations have been sitting on a lot of money for many years and it is not a transitory phenomenon. That fabled money bin just keeps growing.

The Price Of Human Life, According To GM

Michael Moore | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Michael Moore

The executives at GM knew for 13 years that their cars had a defective ignition switch that would, well, kill people. But they did a "cost-benefit analysis" and concluded that paying off the deceased's relatives was going to be cheaper than having to install a $10 part per car.

How Smart Business Can Help Solve 'The World's Largest Environmental Risk'

Alexander Collot d’Escury | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Alexander Collot d’Escury

We all knew air pollution was a major killer. But the latest research from the World Health Organization is shocking. So, what is the role of business in making things better, apart from polluting less themselves and increasing eco-efficiencies?

Reality Check: Our Progress Has Come at an Unsustainable Price

John Friedman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
John Friedman

When a system continues to produce the same results, one must conclude that the system, whether it was intended to produce those outcomes or not, is designed to produce those outcomes.

Corporate Responsibility or "Greenwashing"?

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 05.01.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

How can investors and consumers tell whether companies are doing the right thing by the environment or "greenwashing" their images to make it seem like they're doing the right thing?

Market May Reward 'Greenwashing' Over Green Results

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 05.01.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

A growing number of people are interested in investing in companies that perform well environmentally as well as economically. Unfortunately, measuring environmental performance is not as straightforward as calculating a simple financial return on investment.

Et tu Hilton? Open Letter to Global Brands Who Love the Gays While Throwing Them Under the Bus: You Can't Have It Both Ways

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Joseph Huff-Hannon

Global brands better get used to finding themselves in the cross hairs, because human rights and LGBT rights campaigns and campaigners are increasingly as international as they are. And we're not going away anytime soon.

Protesters Demand Google Stop Funding Climate Change Deniers

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Several dozen people gathered at Google’s headquarters on Tuesday to protest the company's membership in the American Legislative E...

They're Getting It Right "Down Under" and the U.S. Should Follow Their Lead

Lisa Novick | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

Though recent news hasn't been good -- record drought in the Southwest, the precipitous decline of Monarch butterflies, the extermination of top predators that keep our ecosystems healthy -- my recent trip to Australia made me feel more hopeful than in a long time.

New Workplace: Giving Back Is Part of My Job

Crystal Chen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Crystal Chen

When I started working I stopped volunteering. I didn't have the time. I didn't make it a priority. I found the number of organizations available to volunteer at in NYC overwhelming to sift through and commit to.

7 CSR and Employee Engagement Conferences You Need to Attend This Year

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Robert J. Rosenthal

If you go to a lot of corporate social responsibility and cause marketing conferences each year, the beginning of the year only means one thing: The budget is set and it's time to get to work! Here's our list of the events that we think are worth attending in terms of investment, impact, networking and fun.

Tech Start-Ups & Human Rights: Four Lessons

Christine Bader | Posted 03.10.2014 | Technology
Christine Bader

The question is not 'whether,' but 'when.' Assume that your company will get caught up in a crisis when you least expect it.

There Is No Need for a Culture of Martyrdom

Andrew_Yang | Posted 12.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Andrew_Yang

I wanted to be a good non-profit leader, which cut against my instincts as a corporate leader. Why were the two so different?

The Future of Testing Your Genetic Future

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

This week, 23andMe, the Google-backed DTC genetic test company, stunned many observers by agreeing to stop sales of its $99 genetic test kit online, saying it will now release only ancestry information and raw data without interpretation.

Why Companies Tamper With Water, From Erin Brockovich (VIDEO)

Posted 11.25.2013 | MarloThomas

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich joined me on Mondays with Marlo to talk about her beliefs on government interference with the water supply in the US...

Worry When You Hear The Phrase 'Corporate Social Responsibility'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business

Before Kenneth Lay became notorious for an accounting scandal, he was better known in Enron’s hometown, Houston, for something else: Philanthropy. ...

Abu Ghraib Torture Survivors Fight on Against Military Contractors

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
The Center for Constitutional Rights

By Laura Raymond, Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights Can you travel abroad, commit war crimes and then return home an...

224 Years After the Judiciary Act, the U.S. Must Not Become a Safe Haven to Modern Pirates

Katie Shay | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Katie Shay

The Alien Tort Statute (ATS), all but ignored for almost the first 200 years of its existence, states that federal district courts "shall also have cognizance, ... of all causes where an alien sues for a tort only in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States."