Here’s our review of what happened in CSR last week.
- FTSE cites “human rights” concerns at DuPont, UPS
According to Reuters, DuPont, UPS, BP, and 5 other corporations have been dropped from the popular FTSE4Good social investment index series. 13 new companies were also added to the index.
- 10 Things I’ve Learned from Leaders in Sustainability
William McDonough of GreenBiz relates 10 things he’s learned about sustainability. Number 1? “Design is the first signal of human intention and that our urgent design brief is to design for nine billion people on a thriving planet.”
- The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Investment Recommendations
Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim of Harvard Business School have published a paper explaining how securities firms are “awarding more favorable ratings to firms with corporate socially responsible (CSR) strategies.”
- To establish ‘integrity,’ Chipotle Grill needs to stand against farmworker abuse
Grist’s Sean Sellers writes that while Chipotle has worked hard to ensure animal welfare across its supply chain, the company hasn’t done enough for the human rights of the workers within its supply chain.
- At McDonald’s, CSR Is Everybody’s Business
Aman Singh Das discusses McDonald’s approach to corporate responsibility – “CSR is everybody’s business.”