Katrina Benjamin describes the environmental sustainability problems associated with slavery, and suggests ways that organizations can work to eliminate slavery through cooperative social responsibility.
Audio lectures brought to you by Social Innovation Conversations, co-hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review's Managing Editor Eric Nee.
Employing social enterprise to improve packaging, Coca-Cola uses renewable resources and recycling projects to enhance environmental sustainability and international development.
Today's consumers do not use resources efficiently. But a new model could change how we buy and what we throw away.
CB Bhattacharya explains why the traditional approach to CSR should be reexamined and why a change from top-down to stakeholder-driven initiatives means higher returns.
Mark Kramer discusses the challenges of coordinating corporate social responsibility projects with corporations and the success of the cell phone industry in emerging (third world) markets.
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Aron Cramer explains how bridging the gap between profit and nonprofit businesses would bring about social change and innovation.
Nike’s director of global logistics, Dawn Vance, talks about the company’s journey to integrate sustainability into the supply chain from design through delivery to the retail marketplace.
Joao Paulo Ferreira, VP of operations of Natura Cosmetics Brasil, discusses the specifics of managing the supply chain, research, and collaborations with communities, NGOs, universities, other industries, and governments.
Socially and Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains Conference - Strategies for Improving Product
Not a week goes by without a product safety incident splashed across the headlines. As companies face increasing layers of suppliers, the task of monitoring the many links in the chain becomes a formidable challenge. The situation is particularly troubling for social entrepreneurs, who are especially vulnerable. In this panel discussion from the 2008 Responsible Supply Chains Conference, executives who have experienced product safety challenges share what they have done to address these challenges head on.
With energy costs on the rise and the U.S. government expected to push for reduced carbon emissions, environmental sustainability has become a market imperative for Hewlett-Packard. Speaking at Stanford for the 2007 Responsible Supply Chains Conference, HP's senior VP of personal systems, Tony Prophet, shares how his company is working to reduce its environmental footprint throughout the product life cycle.