Oxfam Calling on Major Supermarkets to Do More to End Human Suffering in Supply Chains

In its new campaign, Behind the Barcodes, Oxfam shines a light on the millions of women and men trapped in poverty and facing brutal working conditions while producing the food on our supermarket shelves In Ripe for Change, a corresponding report released today, Oxfam outlines how supermarkets, including Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Costco, Whole Foods and…

Global Circular Fashion Initiatives Receive $1.5 Million in Funding

C&A Foundation announced $1.5 million in funding for five circular fashion initiatives worldwide to bridge the gap in implementing circular business models throughout the global apparel value chain. This investment in these pilots follows the foundation’s 2017 request for proposals. Last December the corporate foundation of international retail chain C&A earmarked nearly $1.8 million for…

Yeni Rapor: Kömür ve Petrol Santralları Kapandı, Erken Doğum Oranları Azaldı

Yeni bir araştırma, kömür ve petrol santrallarının kapatılması sonucunda erken doğumlarda düşüş yaşandığını ortaya koyuyor. “Coal and oil power plant retirements in California associated with reduced preterm birth among populations nearby” adlı çalışma Kaliforniya’da kapatılan sekiz santralın ardından santralların bulunduğu bölgedeki topluluğun doğum oranlarına odaklanıyor. Kömür ve petrol santrallarının kapatılmasının ardından bölgedeki doğum oranlarını inceleyen…

Investors Worth $5 Trillion Call Out Companies Over Human Rights Disclosure

A new report from the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), which is backed by a $5 trillion investor coalition, calls out 28 companies for failing to provide human rights information. The report also identified major corporations working on improving human rights to improve their scores in the benchmark. CHRB is described as the first publicly…

The Hundred People Behind Your Favorite Pair of Jeans

“Have you ever stopped to think about how many people were involved in making the clothes you buy? Chances are you have heard about or read The Travels of a T-shirt in a Global Economy or listened to Planet Money’s piece on making a t-shirt. Both are incredibly interesting examinations of the effects of global trade on the…

Why human resources is your sustainability ally

Numerous studies have demonstrated the value that Millennials and Gen Z put on finding purpose in their work — although in fact this point applies to workers of all ages. Companies are still adapting to the expectations of new hires seeking to make a positive impact through their careers, and they are increasingly tasked by…

5 steps to turn your public policy team into a sustainability ally

In the past several years, publicly traded companies increasingly have taken very public positions on sustainability issues. One of the most prominent examples of massive action has been in the climate space, where the We Mean Business coalition mobilized in the run-up to the Paris Agreement in 2015, and where we’ve since seen hundreds of…

OECD’nin Daha İyi Yaşam Endeksi’nde Türkiye son sırada

OECD’nin 35 üye ülke ile Rusya, Brezilya ve Güney Afrika’yı dahil ederek hazırladığı “Daha İyi Yaşam Endeksi” açıklandı. 38 ülke arasında en iyi yaşam endeksine sahip Hollanda çıktı. Türkiye ise listenin son sırasında yer aldı. Ayrıca Türkiye haftalık 50 saat ve üzeri çalışanların toplam çalışanlara oranının en yüksek olduğu ülke çıktı. Endekse göre, Türkiye uzun…