European commerce has always accepted a large degree of regulation as part of the cost of doing business, no matter how much of a surtax that might seem to be in a competitive global market. This is especially true in addressing climate change, from European Commission regulations that mandate specific decreases in GHG emissions to the establishment of a carbon trading system.
“Big American companies are maximizing their profits instead of investing in their people and future projects.” That’s the blunt, provocative first sentence of a recent commentary by Henry Blodget, CEO of Business Insider. Blodget argues, “this behavior is contributing to record income inequality in the country and starving the primary engine of U.S. economic growth—the vast American middle class—of purchasing power.”
A global survey of corporate social responsibility executives within the Fortune 1000 organisations has revealed that profits and CSR are closely linked, and many businesses evaluate the relationship between these two variables when developing strategy.
A new global survey of CSR executives finds that profits and CSR are closely linked, and that many businesses evaluate the relationship between these two variables when developing strategy. Some executives believe the CSR function may be absorbed into all aspects of their business. The survey, by Adam Friedman Associates, focused on how executives within Fortune 1000 companies develop, measure, and report the results of their CSR initiatives.