Patagonia founder's radical decision to hand over ownership – making planet Earth its “only shareholder” – draws widespread acclaim from responsible business campaigners and social enterprise advocates.
For more than 20 years, Hugo Spowers has been developing zero-emission cars. It’s not only about innovative technology: his vision includes circular business models and an unusual company structure. But is Riversimple – at last – ready to hit the road?
The outgoing CEO of B Lab Global on changing the rules of capitalism, the role of business in defending democracy – and why there’s “magic” in being able to hold the tension between social enterprises and multinationals with a common purpose.
What does it take to change a corporation into a force for good? The former CEO of Danone – a champion of purpose-led business – shares four ways senior managers can ensure they're pushing for positive change.
Data from 1,700 companies using the SDG Action Manager reveals failure to commit to changes that would have most impact on Sustainable Development Goals – with most showing little ambition to improve their efforts.
A move to require all EU companies to consider stakeholder interests would fit within the broader European sustainability agenda, but it faces resistance as “traditional industries” lobby the European Commission.
US Impact Investing Alliance, B Lab and 50 others hope proposed White House Initiative on Inclusive Economic Growth will nudge policy and coordinate approaches to health, Covid recovery, racial inequality and climate change.