Emily Schosid

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Ford Goes Greener for Plastics

Research scientists at Ford Motor are finding the ways and means to make more-sustainable plastics for use in their vehicles. And some of the …

Microsoft and Sunseap sign 20-year solarpower agreement - Power Technology

US-based technology company Microsoft has signed an agreement to purchase renewable energy from Sunseap’s 60MWp solar portfolio.<p>The 20-year clean …

Smartphones and data centers harm the environment, study shows

Data centres and smartphones will be the most damaging information and communications technologies to the environment by 2040, according to new …

Crypto Startup Blockchain Partners With UN Officials on Sustainability Goals

Cryptocurrency wallet startup Blockchain is partnering with representatives from the United Nations Development Programme and the UN Refugee Agency …

If Business Wants a Social Cause, How About Globalism?

Here's an approach to corporate activism that even Milton Friedman could love.<p>“There is one and only one social responsibility of business — to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.”<p>So wrote Milton Friedman, the great economist and Nobel laureate. Someone …

The dangerous new dance as corporations balance business and social risk

If you're reading this in the C-suite, chances are, as accomplished as you are, you aren't ready to deal with the challenges of social risk —a new …

At These Restaurants, the Social Mission Comes First

On a near-daily basis, any successful chef or restaurateur fields requests to contribute toward some cause or charity. One week it’s a gala, another week it’s the local sports team’s fundraiser. “When I got in the business in 2001, back then these walk-around tasting events were a novel thing,” …

Food

Dear Democrats, Corporate America is not your friend

Repeat after me: Corporate America is not your friend. They are not your friend when they stop running ads on a right-wing propaganda show. They are …

Middle-class

Employees Are Your Best Purpose Ambassadors

<i>This is the fourth in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in</i> …

Dick's is showing businesses how it's done

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday, Dick's Sporting Goods announced in a letter from its chairman and CEO, Edward Stack, that it will stop selling weapons like the rifle used in the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school on February 14. The company is no longer going to sell assault-style rifles or high …

United States of Corporate America

Be it guns or global warming, a fascinating trend is unfolding in the Trump era: Corporations, under intense social pressure, are filling a void left …

Social Media

The uncertain activism of Silicon Valley CEOs

Corporate social responsibility is making a comeback and CEOs have to lead the way according to surveys that show it is very important in retaining …

Silicon Valley

Take 5: How Companies Benefit from Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility has been a buzzword for a while. And it’s not hard to see how communities stand to benefit when firms are serious …

REI to stop selling products of major outdoor company with NRA ties

CamelBak water bottles, Bell bicycle helmets, Giro ski goggles – what these products have in common is that they're owned by Vista Outdoor, which …

Guns

Social Entrepreneurs Get A Leg Up In Chicagoland

Cook County, where Chicago is situated, just handed social enterprises an official leg up. The second largest county in the U.S. recently enacted an ordinance giving impact ventures a preference in government procurement of goods and services. The rule, which took effect in October, was just …

The Market Is Imperfect: Let's Deal With It

Market-based solutions can be powerful in tackling social challenges – be they health care, clean energy, or a myriad other challenges. There are, however, limitations. Many of the “innovative business solutions to society’s most pressing social problems” simply do not make enough money to attract …

Innovation

Corporations can benefit from altruism during a crisis, study says

New research finds that altruism - and social media - can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural …

How the UN pushed to make business more responsible

For over 50 years, the United Nations has been urging companies to be more respectful of human rights. Political scientist Gilles Carbonnier examines …

Study puts market value to CSR initiatives

NEW YORK: Advertising intensity is a powerful driver for the success of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, according to new research …

CSR

Cheap talk can cost when it comes to social responsibility

An important read for corporate stakeholders before they get involved in a company<p>Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 08:00<p>Shareholders today look towards firms not …

New partnership aids sustainable growth with Earth observations

NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to use global Earth observations from space to improve regional efforts that assess …

Why economic growth is not compatible with environmental sustainability

Why economic growth is not compatible with environmental sustainabilityChannelComment Catherine Harte 22nd February 2018Teaser Media

Harrison Ford, M. Sanjayan talk environmental sustainability

Actor and producer Harrison Ford spoke about his environmental conservation work in conversation with M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International …

Bitcoin and blockchain consume an exorbitant amount of energy. These engineers are trying to change that

If blockchain technology is going to revolutionize how we transact with each other, computer scientists need to solve one big problem: It can consume …

The Business Benefits of Sustainability Partnerships

Public-private partnerships, corporate-NGO partnerships and industry collaborations are all examples of partnerships that can move the sustainability …

Drone Technology Making Forestry Faster, Safer, More Efficient

Imagine a drone, hovering high above your home. A package is released from its clutches and gently drifts to the ground, aided by a parachute. And …

AT&T, The Internet of Things (IoT), And Sustainable Farming

If you are like me, the first two things in that title go together logically, but the farming connection wasn’t obvious. That is why I decided to look into this story, and I’m glad I had a very informative discussion with John Schulz who is the director of AT&T’s Sustainability Integration effort. …

Farming

PolyOne Drives Textile Industry Sustainability and Innovation with Fiber Colorant Technology

CLEVELAND, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation continues to advance its fiber colorant technology, enabling textile manufacturers, …

How to Make Sustainability Every Employee’s Responsibility

Do you believe that sustainability is important for your company, but that it’s “someone else’s problem”? You aren’t alone: While most organizations talk the talk of sustainability — doing things such as integrating environmental and societal concerns into their business models — very few walk the …