I have been considering the power of disclosure as a tool to socialize business entities and others into compliance with emerging social norms (that is to behavior rules that are not transposed into the laws of nation-states necessarily but which have binding effect within social, economic and other communities). To that end, it is well known that both state and non-state regulatory systems play an essential role. Among the most important players in the context of structuring markets and…Continue
Added by Larry Catá Backer on May 31, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments
Everyone knows that Memorial Day is the unofficially official kickoff to summer. Bring on the beach (if it’s near), head to the mall for those awesome deals and fire up the grill for some burgers and beer. The fun frenzy often obscures the actual purpose of the holiday. In fact,…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on May 26, 2014 at 2:03am — No Comments
On Friday, May 30, Ecotech Institute, a college solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, is hosting American Automation’s “2014 Technology Day.” It will begin at 7:30 a.m. and last until 1:00 p.m. at Ecotech Institute’s campus…Continue
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Across the world, employee expectations of the companies they work for are dramatically expanding when it comes to corporate philanthropy. As such, companies are being forced to respond to this groundswell of interest in…Continue
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On Thursday, May 15, Ecotech Institute, the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, is hosting a one-day “Renewable Energy and Sustainability Forum.” It will go from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.…Continue
Added by Molly Koch on May 14, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments
In many circles we persist in referring to people as resources, as assets, or as capital, the other dreadful yet common expression. In my mind such labels suggest that people don’t matter, only the organisations balance sheet matters.
I am all about changing this. I am doing so with great respect for the many people I know who have HR in their career title. I know their label doesn’t signify who they really are or…
Added by Ian Berry on May 13, 2014 at 1:23am — No Comments
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an international, non-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. They work with market forces to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them.
If your organization has been invited to report to CDP, you will received an information request and an invitation to activate…Continue
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In-kind giving is an underappreciated and underutilized form of corporate philanthropy -- a low-hanging fruit that too few companies bother to pluck.
Aside from the obvious benefits to nonprofits, there are so many…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on May 9, 2014 at 3:46am — No Comments
Wikirate.org is a new independent wiki platform with the mission to promote corporate transparency.
The platform encourages individuals to share and discover information regarding companies' ethical behaviour, helping them to make life and work decision according to their own values. As every individual ethical decision can affect how corporations run their business, the first and…
Added by Lucia Lu on May 8, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
SPLC ABOUT THE PRINCIPLES
The Council offers these Principles to help the institutional purchasing community…
Added by Responsible Proc. on May 7, 2014 at 3:09pm — No Comments
THE BUSINESS OF BUSINESS IS STAYING IN BUSINESS
Our economies motivate people and businesses to consume to such a degree, that the planet is unable to regenerate itself. However, we have the opportunity to re-think the way we do business.
The need for organizations to take responsibility for their actions is not a passing trend, but rather a cultural shift. It’s a backlash against the western world’s disposable culture and a reflection of changing…Continue
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When it comes to corporate philanthropy, corporate and employee donors expect more from charities these days. And in a digital era defined by greater transparency, charities face new challenges and…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on May 2, 2014 at 4:35am — No Comments