Corporate Social Responsibility

Even as ESG faces growing backlash, these companies are all-in

As ESG initiatives face growing political and business backlash, many companies are establishing practices to show they're committed to the idea of social responsibility.

Sustainability data platform Worldfavor fuels up for ecosystem opportunities

More funding for sustainability reporting: Sweden’s Worldfavor, an early mover platform focused on building digital infrastructure to support supply chain transparency and cater to organizations

Invest in Earth’s biggest problems to save the planet and turn a profit

The bigger the impact, the bigger the problem — and likely the bigger the market opportunity and financial return. Impact is where the problems are.

Sphere raises $2M to help employees lobby for green 401(k) plans

In the United States, a 401(k) plan is an employer-sponsored defined-contribution pension account. However, with legacy institutional investing, most of these have at least some level of fossil fuel i

Deed pulls your employer’s charity and volunteer program into Slack to keep it front of mind

If your employer does any sort of charity donation matching, the system powering it might be… not great. Maybe it’s got an ancient interface; maybe it’s stuffed behind the VPN at some weird URL

Clim8 raises $8M from 7pc Ventures, launches climate-focused investing app for retail investors

Ethical investing remains something of a confusing maze, with a great deal of “greenwashing” going on. A new U.K. startup is hoping to fix that with the launch of its new app and platform

Biden’s commitment to diversity sets the tone for business leaders

Every business should have a DEI game plan in 2021. Here’s ours.

2 Kindred Capital partners discuss the firm’s focus and equitable venture model

Kindred Capital, the London-based VC that backs early-stage founders in Europe and Israel, recently closed its second seed fund at £81 million. Out if its first fund raised in 2018, the firm has back

Box’s Aaron Levie says it will take creativity and focus to get through this crisis

The COVID-19 virus is touching every aspect of our lives and having a profound impact on individuals, businesses and society at large. Box’s Aaron Levie has built a successful business from dorm

How 2020 can be a tipping point for women in STEM

It’s predicted the tech industry won’t near gender equality until closer to 2025, but progress is happening.

Makers or breakers?

The weight of problems being demonstrably attached to heavily used tech services has acquired such a gravitational and political pull that it's becoming harder and harder for these businesses to sides

Uber only has itself to blame for London license loss

The tech industry's over-processed supply of irony might not be enough to service all the ramifications of Uber being stripped of its London license by the city's transport regulator.

How VCs can do more good

Venture capital does many great things for the United States. Importantly, it fuels the innovation economy, churning out disruptive products, companies and entire new industries. Indeed, venture is ex

It takes more than a village

Where there is wireless connectivity, there is a way to improve lives. That’s why countless mobile-for-development programs designed to address health, education and economic issues have been floodi

Should your startup take the public benefit or B corp route?

While most founders want to make a boatload of money, achieving a stunning exit is not the only driver for most entrepreneurs. Many are fueled by the challenge of solving a problem or producing someth

Facebook Enhances Its Suicide Prevention Outreach, Adds Services For Vets And Military Personnel

Facebook's role as a social network for close to one billion people can be a weighty responsibility, and today the company took one more step in the kind of social outreach activities that befit a com

Energy Efficiency Measures Saved AT&T $44 Million In 2010

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> Telecommunications giant AT&T announced the results of its 2010 energy efficiency

GoodGuide Rolls Out New Social Features

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> Good Guide — the mobile app and website that helps people find products that measure up to their en

Dell, IBM Top Newsweek's List Of Most Environmentally Responsible Public Tech Companies

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> Today, Newsweek released its environmental rankings of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in Amer