Business Innovation

The Urgency of a New Social Contract


By: Dunstan Allison-Hope, Vice President, BSR and Katie Abbott, Manager, Inclusive Economy, BSR

The COVID-19 crisis makes one thing abundantly clear: the social contract between government, business, employees, and people is not working as it should.   

Net Impact Announces the Forward Food Competition

A new opportunity for innovators to pitch sustainable food ideas to industry experts
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., April 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact announces the Forward Food Competition, an opportunity to pitch a sustainable food idea to a panel of industry experts.  Applicants can submit their ideas through the Net Impact website until May 15, 2016. The Competition is supported by lead sponsor, Campbell Soup Company, and General Mills.

What's Your Shared Value Intention?

How will you create mutual prosperity between business and society?

Your goals may inspire others to take action. 


Your goals may inspire others to take action. 

SAP to Offer Free Online Course on Sustainability and Business Innovation


SAP embarked on a more sustainable business strategy five years ago. Along the way, we’ve learned a lot of lessons from customers, thought leaders and employees alike. To share those lessons with you, we’ve built a free, online course – commonly referred to as Massively Open Online Courses, or MOOCs.  This MOOC, Sustainability and Business Innovation, will help you understand how to craft, implement and execute a more sustainable corporate strategy.

DSI Announces $10,000 Paul Polak Scholarship

Press Release

We are delighted to announce the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA NYC. Paul has been a friend, advisor and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end poverty. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in the class of 2016.  

People With Autism Recognised For Critical Business Innovation


Many people with autism have unusual talents, from pattern memory, to extreme focus and accuracy. These skills could be used by companies to solve real business needs. Unfortunately, most companies don’t give people with autism a chance nor do they perceive their value in business terms because they think or behave differently. Yet, by bringing out the best in people who think differently, you can position your company for greater advantage and that’s because innovation, which is a critical skill for businesses today, is driven by diversity of thought.

Shared Success: A Conversation with Verizon on Sustainability, Values & More

Join Verizon's CSR and Sustainability Execs and CSRwire for a Compelling Discussion About the Company's Approach to Creating Shared Value (Free Webinar Today at 12 p.m. ET)
Press Release

April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Verizon recently released its 2012 annual report  showcasing solid progress in delivering powerful answers in the areas of healthcare, education and energy management. This is the second year Verizon produced an Integrated Report, which combined its corporate responsibility performance with their traditional annual report on financial performance to offer a comprehensive vision for growth.  

Machine to Machine Technologies: Breaking the Barriers of a $1 Trillion Industry

Press Release

Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Machine to machine (M2M) communication – whereby sensors and networks allow all the parts of a physical system to communicate directly with each other – will radically change the way we work, live and travel. M2M will allow us to do more with less, but only if the industry can overcome current market barriers, according to an AT&T-sponsored report published today by Carbon War Room.

2013 EcoLiving Awards

Submissions for 2013 Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards in Business Leadership, Innovation and Student Leadership Now Open
Press Release

November 21, 2012 /3BL Media/ - With rewards totalling $75,000, Scotiabank today announced the opening of submissions for the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards, a unique Canada-wide awards program that recognizes businesses, innovators and students for excellence in the development of home energy efficiency products, services and solutions. Submissions can be made through Scotiabank’s EcoLiving website until February 15, 2013.

FedEx Inspires Business Innovation Among Hong Kong


Six secondary school students in Hong Kong have devised winning strategies to capture a share of the entertainment services business in India as part of the local leg of the FedEx Express / Junior Achievement 2012 International Trade Challenge.

They will represent Hong Kong at the regional competition which will be held in Hong Kong on August 27-29. These Hong Kong winners will compete with 24 other teams from Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


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