CSOs weigh in: How political polarization is affecting corporate sustainability

Anyone with a passing interest in the news can see that political polarization defines U.S. politics. Recently, I have been wondering how that polarization affects the sustainability function, which focuses on some hot-button issues such as climate change, gender equality, wage disparities and even immigration. For the second article in my series offering insights from…

5 Tactics for EHS Leaders to Continue Reductions in Workplace Injuries

In fact, according to a recent release from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 45,800 fewer recordable workplace injuries and illnesses reported by employers in 2017. And data also shows that there’s been a steady improvement rate across industry sectors for the last 14 years. Of course, this all boils down to…

‘Earth Day Every Day’: 4 Tips for Successful Corporate Activism

Companies have long run sustainability initiatives that exclude customers. To be fair, these companies have donated a percentage of profits to charities, volunteered employee time, reduced emissions, cleaned up supply chains, and much more. However, their customers have been on the sideline, sometimes aware but not personally engaged. Through corporate activism, brands can change this…

How Unilever integrates the SDGs into corporate strategy (by Jeff Seabright)

Jeff Seabright, chief sustainability officer at Unilever, explains how the company has integrated the SDGs into its strategy — and why the global financial system needs urgent reform. James Murray: What was Unilever’s initial response to the SDGs? Jeff Seabright: The purpose of business is first and foremost to serve society, and Unilever has always embraced this…

“Why Companies Must Look Beyond Their Own Supply Chain to Address Sustainability” (Ian Lifshitz)

There are many reasons that a holistic focus on sustainability and a sustainable supply chain is critically important in business today. Consumers are demanding sustainably sourced products. Shareholders and corporate boards are increasingly focused on CSR efforts and the business risks associated with issues such as climate change. Corporate investments in conservation efforts through NGO…

5 ways to engage your senior leadership on sustainability strategy

This article is part of a series by BSR that will explore how corporate sustainability pros can work across departments on shared goals. At BSR, we believe the time has come for a completely new way of designing business strategy and creating value. The era of stand-alone sustainability strategies, with subsequent integration of sustainability into company…

Corporate Case Studies for Sustainability Reporting

GRI’s indirect impact on the planet lays within the impact generated by their network of over 30,000 practitioners using the GRI reporting framework to help their organizations become more sustainable. GRI asked our corporate supporters: how sustainability reporting is benefiting their organizations and stakeholders. Sürdürülebilirlik Raporlaması alanındaki kurumsal vaka çalışmalarına ve başarı hikâyelerine https://www.globalreporting.org/gri-20/Pages/Corporate-case-studies.aspx adresinden…

AB Bütçesi İklim Dostu Olmalı

Avrupa Parlamentosu (AP) üyeleri, 2020’den sonraki dönemi kapsayacak AB bütçesi için önceliklerini belirledi. Üyeler, iklim değişikliğiyle mücadelede ve sıfır karbon ve iklime dirençli ekonomilere geçişte AB bütçesinin önemine vurgu yapıyor. Avrupa Parlamentosu (AP) üyeleri geçtiğimiz Çarşamba günkü toplantıda, 2020’den sonraki dönemi kapsayacak AB bütçesi için öncelik verecekleri konuları belirledi. Üyeler, iklim değişikliği ile mücadelede ve…