Posts Tagged: CSR

Critical Thinking and CSR

A lot of people are passionate about corporate social responsibility. And in many cases, that passion is what drives them to help the companies they work at behave in a more socially responsible manner. So passion plays a role. But

Critical Thinking and CSR

A lot of people are passionate about corporate social responsibility. And in many cases, that passion is what drives them to help the companies they work at behave in a more socially responsible manner. So passion plays a role. But

How do Corporate Sustainability Chiefs See Their Roles?

Lots of modern companies have individuals in charge of sustainability or social responsibility. How do they see themselves, and their role in the company? Is their job to make themselves obsolete, by helping ensure that every employee sees sustainability or

How do Corporate Sustainability Chiefs See Their Roles?

Lots of modern companies have individuals in charge of sustainability or social responsibility. How do they see themselves, and their role in the company? Is their job to make themselves obsolete, by helping ensure that every employee sees sustainability or

Chipotle and GMOs: Corporate Irresponsibility?

This opinion piece provides a contrarian point of view about the recent move by Chipotles to eliminate genetically modified ingredients from its menu. The writer suggests that, far from being a move toward corporate responsibility, the restaurant chain’s move embodies

Chipotle and GMOs: Corporate Irresponsibility?

This opinion piece provides a contrarian point of view about the recent move by Chipotles to eliminate genetically modified ingredients from its menu. The writer suggests that, far from being a move toward corporate responsibility, the restaurant chain’s move embodies

Unilever’s Socially Responsible Brands Beat the Rest

It’s important to think about the range of possible causal stories behind the headline below. Are consumers drawn to Uniliver’s most socially responsible brands because they are socially responsible? Does Unilever spend more on promoting its socially responsible brands? Are

Unilever’s Socially Responsible Brands Beat the Rest

It’s important to think about the range of possible causal stories behind the headline below. Are consumers drawn to Uniliver’s most socially responsible brands because they are socially responsible? Does Unilever spend more on promoting its socially responsible brands? Are

Climate Change & Public Policy

New from the scholarly journal Business & Society. >>> The Drivers of Corporate Climate Change Strategies and Public Policy: A New Resource-Based View Perspective by Charles Backman, Alain Verbeke, and Robert Schulz. Effective public policy to mitigate climate change footprints

Climate Change & Public Policy

New from the scholarly journal Business & Society. >>> The Drivers of Corporate Climate Change Strategies and Public Policy: A New Resource-Based View Perspective by Charles Backman, Alain Verbeke, and Robert Schulz. Effective public policy to mitigate climate change footprints

Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Rescue

Why is it that we’ll pay millions to rescue trapped miners after a mine collapses, but won’t pay a few thousand dollars to prevent the accident in the first place? >>> Corporate Responsibility and the “Rule of Rescue:” (4-minute video

Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Rescue

Why is it that we’ll pay millions to rescue trapped miners after a mine collapses, but won’t pay a few thousand dollars to prevent the accident in the first place? >>> Corporate Responsibility and the “Rule of Rescue:” (4-minute video

Is Tesla the Most Socially-Responsible Corporation on Earth?

Tesla’s Elon Musk is famous for aiming high, and going big. Now he wants to reshape domestic energy use, which is a substantial and admirable goal. Of course, lots of companies want to change the world. Musk has the technology,

Is Tesla the Most Socially-Responsible Corporation on Earth?

Tesla’s Elon Musk is famous for aiming high, and going big. Now he wants to reshape domestic energy use, which is a substantial and admirable goal. Of course, lots of companies want to change the world. Musk has the technology,

McDonald’s Cuts Deforestation

One of the longest-standing critiques of the fast-food giant has to do with its role in contributing to deforestation. The company has now committed to doing better. This seems like a good thing. Making good on the promise won’t be

McDonald’s Cuts Deforestation

One of the longest-standing critiques of the fast-food giant has to do with its role in contributing to deforestation. The company has now committed to doing better. This seems like a good thing. Making good on the promise won’t be

Nestlé, California, and Water

A place that’s desperately short of water probably shouldn’t be exporting it. Nestlé is doing just that, and (according to the Salon story below) avoiding legal restrictions by partnering with Native American bands. >>> Nestlé’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s

Nestlé, California, and Water

A place that’s desperately short of water probably shouldn’t be exporting it. Nestlé is doing just that, and (according to the Salon story below) avoiding legal restrictions by partnering with Native American bands. >>> Nestlé’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s

Cutting CSR at Tim Horton’s

This is one of many stories we’ve been hearing lately, about job cuts in companies’ ethics, social responsibility & sustainability departments. >>> Has Tim Hortons given up on sustainability? “Making a True Difference” has been Tim Hortons’ slogan animating its

Cutting CSR at Tim Horton’s

This is one of many stories we’ve been hearing lately, about job cuts in companies’ ethics, social responsibility & sustainability departments. >>> Has Tim Hortons given up on sustainability? “Making a True Difference” has been Tim Hortons’ slogan animating its