Hi everyone. Today, while driving past a pizza place, I noticed something: The dude who normally stood at the corner wearing a toga and spinning a giant arrow sign pointing the way to the shop had been replaced by what looked like a cardboard cutout. It was holding the giant arrow, but the sign was hooked to a spinning machine. And I […]
A collection of labor and community groups filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s charitable foundation of violating its tax exempt status by using donations in an attempt to facilitate store openings in urban areas.
In the complaint, dated Monday and addressed to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the group claims the Walmart Foundation made donations to […]
The trend towards social responsibility in the workplace is driving many successful businesses to rethink their processes and products to ensure they are as ethical and sustainable as possible.
One business leading the way in this sector is Patagonia. The adventure wear retailer has been exploring new ways to build a more responsible supply chain for more than 25 years.
Jill Dumain, […]
A host of transparency tools are available to consumers wanting to assess the transparency of brands, yet to date their direct impact on consumer behavior appears to have been nominal at best.
Steve New, associate professor at the Saïd Business School and an expert on supply chain management, says this is in part because consumers don’t make much of an effort […]
In late 2011, the Red Cross launched a multimillion-dollar project to transform the desperately poor area, which was hit hard by the earthquake that struck Haiti the year before. The main focus of the project — called LAMIKA, an acronym in Creole for “A Better Life in My Neighborhood” — was building hundreds of permanent homes.
Today, not one home has […]
The world awoke Wednesday morning to the news that a number of high-ranking FIFA officials had been arrested by Swiss authorities in a Zürich hotel, and were facing extradition to the USA on charges of racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud.
And there’s more. A few hours later, the Swiss announced that they had also been busy with their own investigation, […]
Companies get stuck in box-checking when it comes to sustainability. But there is substantial value to be found in making sustainability a strategy.
Over the last few decades, the business world has had to face up to significant resource constraints beyond access to capital. This is being felt in the increasingly damaging effects of climate change and the diminishing availability of […]