Obama's Social Innovation Group Tabs Five Programs
Program to bring an entrepreneurial approach to social problems doles out some more money from its small kitty.
Strong Social Bonds Promote Health, Belonging — and Torture
New research finds people who feel a strong connection with their social group are more likely to dehumanize outsiders.
Alcoa and Corporate Social Responsibility — Rhetoric vs. Reality
Alcoa has made "Fortune" magazine's list of Most Admired Companies and the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index, but the aluminum company's rhetoric doesn't always match its performance.
Corporate Social Responsibility, Meet Transparency
Most major companies around the world have embraced the linked ideas of sustainability and responsibility. More of them need to embrace a sustainable and responsible reality.
DuPont and Corporate Social Responsibility — Rhetoric vs. Reality
DuPont is proud of its "publicly established environmental goals," but the company has also faced lawsuits over allegations of contamination, and it's associated with 103 Superfund sites.
Companies Meeting Corporate Responsibility With Sincerity
Patagonia, Honest Tea, The Timberland Company and Seventh Generation Inc. talk the talk of corporate social responsibility and appear to walk the walk.
Cargill and Corporate Social Responsibility — Rhetoric vs. Reality
Cargill has also endured food recalls, environmental lawsuits and deforestation claims despite claiming that "corporate responsibility is part of everything we do."
Office of Social Innovation Creates Public-Private Answers
Arguing that while government may not be the answer, it can be part of the answer, the newish Office of Social Innovation leverages issue-oriented entrepreneurship with federal dollars.