Category Archives: Social responsibility

What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050

The World Bank has recently published the report “What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050”. By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tonnes. “What a Waste” presents national and urban waste management data from around the …
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Closing the Economic Gender Gap report by WEF

In the 10 years since the World Economic Forum began measuring the economic gender gap it has narrowed by only 3% globally. To accelerate the pace of change, the Forum launched Gender Parity Task Forces in Mexico, Turkey and Japan in 2012. A further task force followed in 2014 in the Republic of Korea. The …
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EU Report: “The role of science, technology and innovation policies to foster the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

The report presents the conclusions of the independent Expert Group on the “Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” that was established in March 2015 by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 (Societal Challenge 5 – Work Programme for 2014-2015, pp. 79-80).  The work of the Expert Group aimed to provide advice to the Commission on the …
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Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and GlobeScan release their 7th annual State of Sustainable Business Report

One of the BSR report’s chief strengths is the breadth of its data set. The group sent its survey to all 250 of its members and received responses from almost 200 (or 77 % of its membership), yielding input from 440 sustainability professionals at what BSR calls “today’s largest and most influential multinational companies.” BSR …
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New Study Addresses a Persistent Knowledge Gap by Analyzing the Financial Impacts of Corporate Responsibility Programs.

A comprehensive study commissioned by Verizon and issued on July 9) by IO Sustainability and Babson College has found that well-designed Corporate Responsibility programs lift sales, increase shareholder value and improve employee productivity. Project ROI: Defining the Competitive and Financial Advantages of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability was written by Steve Rochlin and Stephen Jordan, co-CEOs of …
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UNEP’s “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 Report

“2014 brought a rebound of green energy investments worldwide with a surge of a solid 17% to $270 Billion” the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) highlights in its Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report. Renewable power generation capacity – excluding large-scale hydropower – reached the historic 100-gigawatts level as investment “rallied strongly after two years …
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Entrepreneur Magazine highlights the 6 Innovative Women to Watch in 2015

Entrepreneur Magazine has produced a list of 6 innovative women to watch in 2015. These innovators have taken a decidedly humanistic approach to effecting positive change and are setting the stage for the next generation of socially conscious entrepreneurs. Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED tackles hunger through commerce. Her New York-based consumer-goods company, FEED Projects, and its …
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IRENA Launches REsource: One-Stop-Shop For Worldwide Renewable Energy Information.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), formed in 2009, is the first and only intergovernmental organization focused on building the industry internationally. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, IRENA’s membership consists of 138 countries and the European Union. In addition to producing reports and holding an annual conference, IRENA works with governments to help them adopt policies that encourage …
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The 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings Released

Newsweek, together with research partner Corporate Knights Capital, has released the 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings. The Newsweek Green Rankings evaluate the world’s largest publicly traded companies using eight metrics that collectively provide a transparent measurement of overall corporate environmental performance. The 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings consist of the U.S. 500, which ranks the 500 largest …
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Nielsen’s Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility

Nowadays, people increasingly believe that it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect the environment and to give back to our society. And, more and more, consumers expect companies to do one the same. But are consumers really willing to pay more for products and services that come from companies that engage in actions that further some social …
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