[Editor's Note: This topic is the theme of our International Women's Day Event on March 8 at the United Nations, titled "The Role of Business in Empowering Women" (tweetchat: #CSRwomen).
With the judging period for the Siemens Sustainability Community awards currently underway, sustinability is on our minds at BCLC. It's the perfect time to look into how companies, not just communities, are creating a more sustainable world.
AMD's director of corporate responsibility, Tim Mohin, posted an editorial in AMD's most recent e-update suggesting that sustainability is a way to drive employee engagement within companies.
Here's what Mohin had to say:
Government and the environment: Put those two thoughts together and many conjure an anti-business attitude and the specter of over-regulation. Remember snail darters? Now the Illinois Cave amphipod requires protection; and in Iowa there is a legal battle over regulation of storm water discharge.
I recently interviewed Mike Messner of Seminole Management Company about the company's involvement with Redfields to Greenfields.
BCLC: Can you describe the driving force behind Redfields to Greenfields?
In conferences this spring in the United States and abroad, we hear sighs of relief as the economy begins to turn around and we see signs of renewed support for sustainability and CSR among CEOs and business leaders.