Corporate Citizenship

OSU Gives CEOs a New Tool for Helping to Make Sustainable Factory Decisions

U.S. manufacturing CEOs are coming under more pressure than ever today to apply sustainability filters when they build new plants, or refurbish or expand old ones. And more business chiefs bring internal motivations to their rising consideration of not only environmental but also local economic and social impacts of these decisions.

Blowing in the Wind: Some Big Manufacturers Tap into Wind Power

Procter & Gamble and General Motors are leading a small but growing group of manufacturers beginning to embrace wind power, which so far has been among the least embraceable forms of alternative production of electricity.

5 Major Dynamics to Watch Regarding America’s Energy Future

In many arenas, President Obama is attempting to cement his legacy, and America’s energy future is one of those areas. In his recent amplification of his energy policy, the president has continued to try to weaken the coal industry and buttress “green” fuels such as wind and solar, mainly because of his views on the role of carbon-dioxide emissions in climate change.

These Regions Are Making it Worthwhile for CEOs to Think Green

Besides recent efforts by many states to cut business and personal taxes recently, one of the most notable strains of economic-development policy has been the growing use by cities and states of tax incentives to drive their green economies.

More CEOs Take the Lead on Social Issues; but Is it the Right Strategy?

Since Tim Cook and Howard Schultz stood on their soap boxes and advocated for gay rights and race relations, respectively, more CEOs have taken to the pulpit to speak their minds on social issues. Their opinions are also more frequently showing up in their strategies.

More Companies Are Incorporating Social Responsibility Into Their Marketing Strategies

Companies have long been convinced of the ROI that can be generated by performing good will. From enhanced brand reputations and more-productive employees, case studies have shown increases to companies’ bottom lines that can be directly attributed to corporate social responsibility activities. In the first quarter of 2015, businesses' commitment to this strategy was evident.

Some CEOs Are Concerned About Green Organizations Capitalizing on Social Issues to Fuel Their...

Green groups have been expressing support for protesters of the Brown and Garner decisions, though there’s no direct connection to sustainability concerns, and CEOs themselves have expressed concern over the melding of the two.

Google’s Mission Statement Evolving as CEO Looks to Future Goals

Google’s co-founder and chief executive is acknowledging that the company’s original goals of dominating Internet searches while not being ‘evil’ may no longer be applicable to its much loftier goals.

Manufacturers Are Increasingly Committing to Building LEED Facilities

Manufacturing CEOs are making sustainability an increasingly important criterion in siting, constructing and operating their facilities today.

Nestle Takes Influential Stand Against Cruelty to Animals

As industry leaders, CEOs must consider the value and the influence they and their company can bring not only to shareholders, but to humanity overall. Nestle is one company that gets it.
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CEO Confidence Dims Amid Geopolitical Worry and Congress Standoff

After months of patient waiting and little change, CEO confidence is showing signs of faltering amid a...
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To Win at Workspaces, Blur the Edges of the Office

Gale Moutrey is head of communications for Steelcase, the world’s authority on office environments. At our upcomming CEO Talent...

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.