As World Water Day approaches this Wednesday, March 22, it is an important moment in time for both individuals and businesses alike to take a step back and reexamine water’s interconnectedness with broader environmental and human rights challenges.
At this year’s Jewelry Industry Summit, manufacturers, producers and retailers joined forces to discuss how to advance industry efforts with an eye toward responsible sourcing. Cone had a front seat, with Executive Vice President Lisa Manley taking center stage to talk through the industry’s four biggest areas of opportunity in corporate responsibility.
STEM took the spotlight with the release of the “Hidden Figures” film which increased awareness of past gender and racial inequity. The film has not only inspired girls to pursue their interests in STEM but it also encouraged society and companies to address the STEM gender gap that is still present today.
An increasing number of brands are choosing to amplify their commitment to company values and promote diversity and acceptance. The beauty industry especially is dedicated to breaking stereotypes and creating inclusive campaigns that encourage consumers to fearlessly express their true selves, regardless of gender, race, or religion. This week, one of the biggest names in beauty took a stand and revealed their own plan to foster acceptance.
Organizations are now embracing an all-encompassing definition of wellness—moving from just health benefits and workplace insurance policies to a broader mindset of how they can positively impact the psychical, financial, emotional and social wellbeing of employees, consumers and stakeholders.
Sky recently launched its Ocean Rescue campaign to first educate and then change the behavior of consumers around the issue of plastic ocean trash.
Bacardi Limited's 42BELOW vodka brand is launching a new "planet-saving initiative" to address a wasteful byproduct of its vodka: used cocktail lemons.
As the year draws to a close, we evaluated a years'-worth of corporate social responsibility (CSR) trends to bring you the top 10 trends of 2016.
In 2016, many organizations took the opportunity to redefine what "responsibility" looks like – beyond just material issues or products and services – to what a company's larger role in society could be. We saw moments in time grow into movements, employees roll up their sleeves on sustainability, and technology play a leading role in communicating to consumers.
Company philanthropic efforts over the holidays are nothing new – in fact, many companies have heritage campaigns they've committed to year over year. Yet, each year heralds in new campaigns and innovations to existing efforts and this holiday season is no different.
This week JetBlue, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance launched a new educational campaign empowering consumers to "buy responsible" while touring the Caribbean.
Last year, Millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the workforce. They are our managers of today and our executives of tomorrow – and they're changing the face of employee engagement.