How mining became a global CSR Achilles' heel
Posted on 08-27-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Our globalized society relies heavily on highspeed communication, made possible by the continuous innovation in the global electronic industry. Everyday electronics like smartphones, tablets and laptops, along with the rapidly growing market for Internet of Things (IoT) technology, require a vast amount... Read More

What do Artificial Intelligence & Sustainability Have in Common?
Posted on 06-17-2019 by Lisa Thompson

During the 2019 Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, we caught up with Andrew Wales, Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer at BT . Our latest Expert Q&A explores employers’ growing need for skills in technologies like AI, and why sustainability should be a core part of a company’s... Read More

How audits help companies avoid risk management angst
Posted on 05-07-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Many people cringe when they hear the word ‘audit’ because it is almost inextricably linked with ‘tax’—another cringe-worthy topic. Admittedly, audits can be uncomfortable; very few people enjoy time spent under a microscope. But as the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA... Read More

Sustainability-focused companies lower the boom on ocean plastics
Posted on 05-02-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Blame it on Blue Planet II. Since the nature documentary series began airing in early 2018, the blight of ocean plastics has come into focus for those who have watched it. Sir David Attenborough has become the Jiminy Cricket for this generation—a story-teller, a sage advisor, and apparently, the... Read More

Trust starts with honesty
Posted on 04-30-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Today is National Honesty Day. It’s an ironic ending to a month that begins with the mischief and mayhem of April Fool’s. But in an era marked by declining trust in institutions, honesty is a hot commodity. And while trust in government and the media remain subpar, the corporate world has... Read More

Is worker welfare part of your corporate social responsibility commitment?
Posted on 04-26-2019 by Lisa Thompson

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a time to focus on issues that range from simple office practices (watch your posture) to slack attitudes or procedures that lead to devastating consequences on a massive scale. The International Labour Organization (ILO) established World Day for Safety... Read More

Every Day is Earth Day for Companies Committed to Corporate Social Responsibility
Posted on 04-17-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Is sustainability part of your corporate social responsibility commitment ? This year’s Earth Day festivities mark the 49th year of the global awareness event and brings into focus a pressing concern for all Earthlings—from CEOs to regular Joes. To the point where a joke is perhaps the best... Read More

Do you need to conduct a data privacy risk assessment?
Posted on 03-13-2019 by Lisa Thompson

March 15 is World Consumer Rights Day , and this year’s theme is ‘Trust in Smart Devices.’ Innumerable devices populate the digital landscape—from wristbands that track every step taken to smartphones that instantly connect users with family, friends and brands. And with every... Read More

3 Compelling Reasons to Embrace Corporate Social Responsibility
Posted on 03-12-2019 by Lisa Thompson

If you’re a social media user, you’ve likely seen plenty of posts about what people—even those without a religious affiliation—are giving up for Lent. There are the usual suspects, of course: chocolate, alcohol, bread. But a recent Mashable article highlights a different focus... Read More

Before you say, ‘Be Mine’, be mindful of forced labor risk
Posted on 02-13-2019 by Lisa Thompson

The Valentine’s Day pressure is on. What gift will you choose to express your love to your sweetheart? Chocolate, roses and jewelry usually top the list of options—and the National Retail Federation projects that spending for Valentine's Day will top $20 billion this year. Jewelry captures... Read More

3 Reasons the Fashion Industry Fails on ESG Standards
Posted on 02-08-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Paris, Milan, New York—The biggest fashion houses take center stage in the coming weeks. And when the buzz starts, the fashion industry will race to take the couture collections from the runways to the more affordable racks of retailers. But in the sprint to deliver what many consider ‘disposable’... Read More

How CSR is helping companies achieve profitability with positive purpose
Posted on 01-30-2019 by Korinne Bressler

Maurice Ostro, OBE KFO, is Vice-Chair of YPO and Founder of Entrepreneurial Giving and an entrepreneur and former government advisor. Ahead of the launch of the Global Leadership Survey results, he explained its significance and other trends he has noticed at this year’s World Economic Forum summit... Read More

New poll shows CEOs more engaged on corporate social responsibility
Posted on 01-30-2019 by Korinne Bressler

93 percent of CEOs believe business should have a positive impact on society, according to a new survey. The Global Leadership Survey by YPO shows the changing attitudes of business leaders, who increasingly feel responsible for tackling climate change and supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development... Read More

Investors increasingly favor companies committed to sustainable development goals
Posted on 01-23-2019 by Lisa Thompson

Global foreign direct investment is shrinking rapidly—that’s the finding of the Global Investment Trend Monitor, which was released on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. At the launch, governmental actors and leaders in business and investment agreed that investors are attracted... Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance to Join Top Table at Davos
Posted on 01-22-2019 by Lisa Thompson

The World Economic Forum (WEF) brings together leaders of government and business in the Alpine town of Davos in Switzerland this week. They are discussing the latest trends in business and society. The participant list is revealing—this year, some of the world’s biggest companies have sent... Read More

Is Your Company Doing Enough to End Human Trafficking?
Posted on 01-09-2019 by Lisa Thompson

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Established in 2007 by a Senate resolution, the day shines a spotlight on the issue of trafficking men, women and children for financial gain. Many associate trafficking with sexual exploitation, however among an estimated 16 million human trafficking... Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility On Trend to Grow
Posted on 01-08-2019 by Lisa Thompson

In our ongoing series of Expert Q&As, we speak with Alison Taylor, Managing Director of Business for Social Responsibility ( BSR ), a nonprofit organization that works with companies and other partners on sustainable business strategies. She tells LexisNexis that there is a trend of businesses prioritizing... Read More

3 Business Resolutions that Reduce Risk Exposure
Posted on 12-21-2018 by Lisa Thompson

January may be hot or cold, rainy or snowy—it just depends on where you live. But whether you sport a windbreaker or a parka when you head back to work after the holiday season, January is the same everywhere when it comes to making resolutions. It marks a new year and a clean slate—which... Read More

How forced labor impacts the global labor market
Posted on 12-18-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Migration is a recurrent theme in human history. Whether seeking to escape violence, natural disasters or poverty, migrants express their determination for better lives through migration. On International Migrants Day, we look at a particular risk that migrants face—forced labor. The issue is more... Read More

'Tis the season to combat forced labor
Posted on 12-13-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Holiday traditions vary. Whether you festoon a Christmas tree with sparkly baubles and tinsel, light a menorah for Hanukkah or tackle feats of strength for Festivus, gift-giving and holiday parties are likely part of your tradition too. But these seasonal celebrations have a dark side—the risk... Read More

Are the holidays sustainable?
Posted on 12-12-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Many organizations use Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) standards or engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs to support sustainable business practices and mitigate third-party risk . But what about on the home-front? ‘Tis the season of celebration, but the glittery... Read More

Investing in Corporate Social Responsibility Yields Dividends
Posted on 11-26-2018 by Lisa Thompson

In two weeks, hundreds of delegates across different industries will converge on London for the Impact Investing Summit 2018 . The annual conference is just one sign of increasing interest by investors and consumers to put their money where it can do good. In fact, one of the planned keynotes is titled... Read More

Grocery chain bags food supply chain risk with eco-friendly option
Posted on 11-21-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Several months ago, we highlighted news that Kroger was phasing out plastic grocery bags as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment . The national grocery chain is not alone. When it comes to addressing food supply chain risk, corporate social responsibility programs are helping... Read More

Expert Q&A: How Does CSR Contribute to Corporate Value?
Posted on 11-19-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Rajita Kulkarni is the President of the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) , which promotes ethical approaches to business and corporate governance. It has organized global forums to discuss ethics in sport and ethical approaches of young people. In an exclusive interview with LexisNexis, Rajita... Read More

Is forced labor & income inequality in your grocery cart?
Posted on 11-16-2018 by Lisa Thompson

How long would it take a woman processing shrimp in a typical Indonesia or Thai facility to earn what a CEO of a major grocer takes home in one year’s salary? 4,000 years. It’s just one of the disturbing statistics shared by Oxfam’s #BehindTheBarcode campaign to raise awareness into... Read More