In a world of booming populations, consumerism and rising energy prices, how do we make sure that natural resources are used sustainably? Consume less, runs the traditional argument. Change customers’ behaviour. Develop renewable energy and bioplastics. Reduce, reuse, recycle. This week, Guardian Sustainable Business offered a radical alternative: instead of reducing demand to meet Earth’s limited supply of resources, just find some new resources. “Near-Earth asteroids are prime candidates for mining operations,” runs the article. “A lunar resource called helium-3 could fuel future nuclear fusion power stations… In the long-term we have to move beyond sustainability to obtain resources from
Assuming you have already overcome the biggest hurdle in your twenties – deciding what to do with your life – you are now probably struggling to find an entry-level job, together with 40% of all other graduates that are still job hunting six months after graduation. If you have discovered your passion lies in CSR, CR, corporate sustainability, business ethics, or any other term you prefer to use, the job search can be particularly challenging.
2013 was a year of many corporate responsibility (CR) firsts in Asia. Using current examples of best practice, this article explores how certain companies are breaking new grounds in CR in Asia, each in their unique way. However, on the reverse of this and as companies ramp up their operations in Asia, many fail to institute responsible business mechanisms. The result? Health scandals, water pollution, poor working conditions, the list continues…
Top tips for measuring the impact of employee volunteering projects – measuring the value of employee volunteer work doesn’t have to be hard. Linnea Texin shares some best-practices for measuring the value of employee volunteering programs. Think big – make it count – don’t reinvent the wheel.
Join Corporate Citizenship on the 18th September as we help to launch new research into ‘The Challenge of Good’. 12,000 participants were included in the research study which explored consumer perceptions of 120 brands in relation to how ‘Good’ they are. 3 dimensions of good were covered in the research – good actions, good recommendation and good engagement.
As the Corporate Citizenship presence in Singapore grows, we are delighted that the British Chamber of Commence Singapore has shared one of our reports in the Chamber Knowledge Bank. The Knowledge Bank offers a wealth of insights, reports, market research, videos and interesting reads contributed by members.
Building on our success in the United States, we are pleased to announce that we are establishing a West Coast presence. We are recruiting new staff to be based in San Francisco and to complement our team in New York. We will be present in San Francisco from the 18th August – if you are based on the West Coast and would like to discuss your sustainability ambitions and strategy, then we would love to hear from you.
Yesterday the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) released a report titled Corporate Giving by the FTSE 100 – citing the LBG model as the method of calculating corporate giving.
The latest research report from Corporate Citizenship has picked up momentum online and is being widely shared amongst the sustainability and business communities. The research which is striking a chord with business and sustainability professionals alike is our ‘Creating Resilient Strategies’ report.