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Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Fenwick Huss | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Fenwick Huss

The social contract of doing right by others extends past our individual actions to embrace how businesses behave in their communities, beyond the bottom dollar.

Leading the Way: Workplace Inclusiveness for People of All Abilities

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

Here are some steps companies can take to demonstrate that they choose to be inclusive. Because building an environment where everybody can succeed is not just a normal part of doing business, it provides a competitive advantage.

An Open Letter to Business Owners Everywhere: You Can Do Better

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

As the founder of a marketing consultancy that focuses on social change, I work with my fair share of nonprofits. My team builds awareness around issues like lack of access to healthcare and clean water.

Hunter Stuart

CVS's Cigarette Ban Appears To Have Boosted Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business

CVS's move to ban cigarette sales earlier this year seems to be paying off. Revenue jumped 9.7 percent in CVS' latest quarter from the same period ...

Hunter Stuart

Activism Or Greenwashing? Giant Companies Bankroll New Social Good Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business

A recently launched news site wants to rally millennials to save the planet. But first, it has to find a way to reconcile its mission with the massive...

Hunter Stuart

CVS Considered Banning Candy And Soda On Top Of Cigarettes

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- When CVS made the decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in February, it was a pretty radical move. But the compan...

Tax Perversion

Jonathan Russo | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Jonathan Russo

Corporations in the U.S. do not view themselves as having a skin in the American game. They are not citizens of America; they are supra-citizens of the world who owe allegiance not to the stars and stripes but to whatever color flag their shareholders and executives wish to fly.

Food Science: What's the Harm?

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Ralph Nader

Corporate science is, above all else, secretive. The flimsy excuse of "trade secrets" is used to prevent independent or academic scientists from evaluating exaggerated corporate claims.

Next Generation Philanthropy: A Conversation With Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Bobbi Silten | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Laura is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and educator who has been sharing her philosophy about strategic philanthropy with students at Stanford for more than a decade. As a regular guest lecturer for her class, I've watched the course evolve.

Jobs for Everyone

Edward Corcoran | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Edward Corcoran

Market forces simply cannot make jobs reappear. Overall economic policy continues to drain wealth to benefit the tops layers of society to the detriment of government operations and everyday citizens.

'Smoke and Mirrors': Eliminating Tobacco from Pharmacies

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 09.27.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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...