(3BL Media/Justmeans) — When you’re climbing a big mountain, sometimes it’s good to turn around and see how far you’ve come, even if you still have a long way to go. Certainly, the transition to a clean energy economy is a huge mountain, but the folks at the Environment New York Research & Policy Center, have given us a breathtaking look back on what has been accomplished on this climb over the past ten years. At a time when so little is getting done in Washington, and what little movement there has been, has been in the...
FROM THE EDITOR
Plain Talk About Ethics in Business
Behavioral science offers valuable insights to organizations in improving their ethics and compliance programs. The speed bump lies in trying to decipher the academic jargon of research reports, notes the WSJ’s Ben DiPietro. He writes that help is at hand in a new e-book from Ethical Systems. Head to Head: A Conversation on Behavioral Science and Ethics “demystifies a lot of research from behavioral science and repackages it in a format to allow a lay person in the compliance and ethics field to benefit fully from all the research coming out of academia.” The key is its user-friendly conversational format. In these turbulent times for business decision-making, this is a timely and welcome guide.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – America’s Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that there will be 4.4 million jobs that will need computer science and information technology skills by 2024. This demand for technology professionals is fueled by growth in mobile solutions, cloud computing, connected devices and big data.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies with a global reach have a responsibility to use their business to help improve lives and create a better world. These companies can drive sustainable economic growth, promote financial inclusion, and support communities where they operate as a responsible corporate citizen.
(3BL/JustMeans) — Food and beverage companies need to buy agricultural commodities to make their products. Commodity sourcing can be very challenging. Agricultural productivity is affected by the increasingly erratic weather patterns that climate change brings, plus groundwater depletion and soil erosion. Illegal and questionable practices in supply chains are brought to light by campaign groups.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Responsibility is about doing more together than one can do alone. Responsible companies foster relationships where ideas and resources are shared to inform and execute a robust corporate responsibility strategy. These companies actively listen to and involve stakeholders in identifying priorities, shaping strategy, and implementing solutions.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - We may be seeing troubling setbacks in climate policy as far as government goes, but business leaders know better, and are charging ahead with commitments to mitigate climate disruption. The latest business giant to make a massive environmental commitment is Amazon, which has now joined the Business Environmental Leadership Council at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES).
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The built environment has an impact on the natural environment and the health and well-being of a local community. The responsibilities of global real estate companies include preserving the environment, strengthening of the communities where they operate, and creating healthy and productive places to live, work, and play.