On October 20-23, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) convened an extensive group of professionals from multinational corporations, consultancies, NGOs, and governments at its annual conference, titled “Reset Economy. Reset World.”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on the environment and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database.
A critical reason why cities and towns are able to be at the forefront of sustainable development is their ability to engage a broad swath of stakeholders and create effective partnerships. Communities are able to harness talent, energy and capital in innovative ways that drive progress.
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.
It is hard not to be optimistic about the future of sustainability in the U.S. business sector. Ten, fifteen years ago, sustainability was a side-concern, a box that often was checked with a glitzy ad campaign.
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.
[Editor's Note: Best Buy won BCLC's Corporate Stewardship Award on Nov. 30, 2010, for various leadership factors including its electronics recycling program.]
The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Insights for the Business Community explores the connections between these three vital resources and identified steps that companies can take to understand and address their connections to energy, water and food.
What are the most pressing energy and water problems facing society? How is the private sector addressing these challenges?
The Executive Interview Series is an opportunity for hear from experts in the field of CSR about the impact of their programs throughout the communities in which they operate. The Series explores various CSR topics from health and wellness and sustainability, to education and volunteerism.