Your company has probably already worked with a code of conduct or even signed the Global Compact. Though, taking on responsibility for the impact of…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on January 27, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments
30-minute webinar will discuss what’s missing in the hiring pool for green energy jobs
On Tuesday, January 28, Ecotech Institute will hold a 30-minute afternoon webinar, “Demand for Skilled Labor,” that takes a look at why it’s so hard to find employees for positions in renewable energy and sustainable industries. Other questions the webinar will address include:
— What’s currently…
Added by Molly Koch on January 24, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation and the 6companies in the Real Estate Agents Industry. Marriott Vacations overall rating currently is 53 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Real Estate Agents Industry currently is 53. This has positioned Marriott at…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on January 24, 2014 at 4:56am — No Comments
The bank Westpac has been crowned the “world’s most sustainable company” at the world economic forum in Davos, beating out global giants such as Nestle, Adidas and Cisco. Learn more here.
It made me curious. Could there potentially be a Responsible Procurement Champion…
Added by Responsible Proc. on January 23, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Johnson Controls Inc. and the 114 companies in the Energy, Equipment and Services Industry. Johnson Controls overall rating currently is 59 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Energy, Equipment and Services Industry currently is 53. This has positioned Johnson Controls at…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on January 21, 2014 at 4:37am — No Comments
“Every dollar that a corrupt official or a corrupt business person puts in their pocket is a dollar stolen from a pregnant woman who needs health care; or from a girl or a boy who deserves an education.”
“Corruption is the top problem faced by developing countries and it is cancer for poor countries. The private sector should be ”part of the solution.”Cancer can be cured”
Cite: World Bank Chief, Jim Yong Kim
Bribery is a two-way street; it involves a…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on January 20, 2014 at 9:14am — No Comments
Google, which already pretty much dominates internet traffic, is now coming for the smart home. On January 13, 2014 Google announced it is buying Nest Labs – a startup that makes smart thermostats and smoke-alarm systems for houses and apartments – for $3.2 billion. This announcement got a lot of people agitated: while corporate financiers picked up on the high price to purchase a firm which generates at most $250 million in…Continue
Added by Emily Hobbs on January 16, 2014 at 5:23am — No Comments
Using Capabilities Approach to evaluate the link between Trade and Sustainable Development
Nuran Topal Asilbay, MA,MPhil[*]
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When looking back at 2013 it is interesting to note that the ability to create sustainable value, beyond savings became even more important. Some CPO’s even started talking about the need to translate benefits in financial terms.
Looking into the year 2014 I believe, that…Continue
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We would love to hear your opinions on what you expect to the key sustainability trends to be in the new year. Share your opinions today!
Added by Development Crossing on January 14, 2014 at 7:20am — No Comments
You are starting out on the sustainable journey in Procurement (or you have already started and you are looking for inspiration, to take it to the next level).
You are also looking for inspiration to create a more active approach, besides working with a Code of Conduct and maybe having signed up for the Global Compact.
Here you will find your “start-up package”. 6 tips, tricks and tools which will help you structure your approach.
Added by Responsible Proc. on January 14, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Added by Ian Berry on January 10, 2014 at 1:16am — No Comments
On November 2013, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) officially launched LEED v4 at its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo held at Philadelphia, PA this year. Created by the USGBC in 1998, LEED is a prevalent third-party green building rating system used in over 140 countries and territories globally. It is recommended by the US General Services Administration, which governs…Continue
Added by Emily Hobbs on January 9, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments
In 2006 I posited that traditional business governance and emerging internationalist business and human rights frameworks were ships passing in the night. (e.g., Backer, Larry Catá, Multinational Corporations, Transnational Law: The United Nation's Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations as Harbinger of Corporate Responsibility in International Law. Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 37, 2006).…
Added by Larry Catá Backer on January 7, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments
Consider Plants, E-Books and Homemade Gifts this Season
‘Tis the season for giving, and Ecotech Institute, the only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy education and sustainable energy training, has released a list of ten eco-friendly gift ideas. …
Added by Molly Koch on December 23, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. and the 72 companies in the Beverage Manufacturing Industry. Green Mountain Coffee’s overall rating currently is 64 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Beverage Manufacturingdropped one point this past quarter to 53. This allowedGreen…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 23, 2013 at 11:40pm — No Comments
With the holidays upon us, company giving campaigns are often in the workplace spotlight. So what better time to assess a 2013 survey that offers eye-opening statistics about the increasing importance of workplace giving programs and the best way to manage these programs well.
The survey’s biggest takeaway? Corporate…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on January 2, 2014 at 12:21am — No Comments
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Goldcorp Inc. and the 354companies in the Mining (except Oil and Gas) industry. Goldcorp Inc.’s overall rating is currently 55, down one point, after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Mining industry has remained steady at 52 this past quarter. This has allowed Goldcorp Inc. to…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 21, 2013 at 12:10am — No Comments