Today’s Solutions: August 13, 2022

Corporate Social Responsibility

Keeping up with the latest news in all four corporate social responsibility categories: environment, human rights, philanthropy, and economic responsibility.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 15, 2015: Founded in 1953 Burger King is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants

Burger King Austria makes plant-based their "new normal"

Burger King Austria’s new campaign is boldly challenging the public’s expectation of what “normal” ought to be. In a climate-conscious world, making plant-based the default standard for burgers is quite a statement. The brand's experiment is simple and straightforward. When customers order Read More...

Amasra town on the Black sea coast, Turkey

Turkey’s Zero-Waste Project protects environment and boosts economy

Observing the slow pace of environmental action, starting any kind of climate-focused initiative can feel futile. Don't let the cynics win. The fact is, our individual and collective efforts can make a significant difference. A wonderful reminder of this is Turkey’s Zero-Waste Project, which Read More...

Capuchin monkeys Panama

Panama enacts landmark legislation giving Nature rights

Panama is among the 25 most megadiverse countries in the world. It is home to big cats like jaguars and ocelots, 6 distinct monkey species like capuchins, myriad marine and bird life, and many kinds of sloth like the pygmy sloth, who is endangered. Its mystifying array of creatures shoulders Panama Read More...

Rainforest

5 ways to save rainforests and the world every day

“At first, I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity.”  - Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmentalist July 28 is World Nature Conservation Day.  In honor of this, we're happy to offer Read More...

“Count Down” ー Protectin

“Count Down” ー Protecting our bodies and our fertility in the modern age

“Hormones get no respect. We think of them as the elusive chemicals that make us a bit moody, but these magical little molecules do so much more.” - Susannah Cahalan, Author, Brain on Fire Most of us know to wash our produce before eating it and not to microwave plastic, but what about Read More...

This climate action tool shows

This climate action tool shows where we are on our path to net zero

While the world has set big targets for tackling climate change, keeping track of progress is quite difficult — especially with so many factors involved. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a tool that could quantify the impact of various climate actions and clearly show how we’re doing on Read More...

Birdwatchers visit an island in the rain.

How birdwatchers are incentivizing habitat conservation in Alaska

Alaska is world-renowned in specific tourism sectors—namely those related to rail, ship, and cruise lines. However, there is a thrumming ecotourism industry that has been overlooked: birdwatching. Back in 2019, the US was home to 12.82 million birdwatchers. In 2020 this number jumped to Read More...

petowner

Some companies are now offering “pawternity” leave for pet owners

While it’s not something considered in job benefits, taking care of one’s pets does take time. Checkups with the vet and necessary treatment can necessitate pet owners to miss a couple of days of work to care for their furry loved ones.  In recognition of this responsibility, more companies Read More...

Work from home with dog sitting on the lap

The Netherlands is the first to legalize work-from-home rights

The shift to remote work during the pandemic has normalized the work-from-home (WFH) culture for an increasing number of companies. But while some firms have individually expanded their WFH policies, no country has solidified it as a legal right. That is, until now. The Netherlands has just become Read More...

Laptop keyboard with plant growing on it. Green IT computing concept.

What you need to do to make your office more sustainable

Chances are it takes quite a lot of resources to keep your office running. Think about it. The office needs lighting and heat, the printer requires ink and paper, and may use disposable cups and other single-use plastics that can easily be thrown away instead of cleaning. With just a few changes, Read More...