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The Rise of Supersalaries, Income Inequality, and Thomas Piketty's 'Capital'

I live in Brooklyn, and this past weekend, at my local independent bookstore, where the titles that typically move are those written by the many novelists who live in the outer borough, front and center in the store window and on the checkout counter was the new, Bible-thick, nonfiction title Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by French economist Thomas Piketty. Capital, if you haven't heard, has been receiving a ridiculous amount of praise. Read More >

That's a wrap! EDF Climate Corps fellow at Humana reflects on results

John-Paul Fontelo is a 2011 EDF Climate Corps Fellow at Humana and an MBA Candidate at University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business Upon returning to Notre Dame this fall to kick off my second year of business school, I found myself reflecting on the real value of my summer fellowship as an EDF Climate Corps fellow at Humana. Read More >

A Day in the Life: Carleen Haas, Chief Talent Officer, Humana Inc.

Editor's Note: This is Part five in a series of blogs by Humana associates on how CSR is integrated into their daily work. These posts give us valuable insights into how one company is implementing responsibility as a key business strategy and a core function of every associate's job. Read More >

Day in the Life: Tom Noland, Sr. VP of Corporate Communications, Humana Inc.

In my role as a senior leader at Humana, I have the privilege of communicating on all of the activities in which the company is engaged; we're doing so much these days to be excited about. To advance corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Humana, we are engaging stakeholders and companies alike on our efforts and integrating CSR throughout our business. Read More >

Shifting the eBay Mindset for a More Naturally Integrated Energy Management System

By Gabrielle Maguire, 2011 EDF Climate Corps Fellow at eBay, MIB Candidate at The Fletcher School at Tufts University My EDF Climate Corps at eBay is coming to a close, and amid the flurry of project deadlines and presentations, I'm taking a moment to reflect on the past 2.5 months. I've been tasked with analyzing the best way to make our on-campus data rooms more efficient, and I outlined many of the barriers in my last post (How do you shrink while you grow?). Read More >

Whiskey, Data Centers and Power Strips--Oh My! Humana's EDF Climate Corps

By John-Paul Fontelo, 2011 EDF Climate Corps Fellow at Humana, MBA Candidate at University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business My task this summer is to help the Louisville-based healthcare company Humana save on energy, focusing on its data centers. In my last blog, I discussed data centers from a high level, but in this edition, I'd like to get a bit more technical about quick-win projects companies can implement in data centers. Read More >

EDF Fellow at Booz Allen Identifies Solutions to Efficiency Obstacles

As an MBA student completing an EDF Climate Corps fellowship with Booz Allen Hamilton, I often look for linkages between what I am doing this summer and what I learned from my coursework over the past two semesters at the JHU Carey Business School. Read More >

7 Conflicting Trends: Fortune 100 Annual Reports and CSR (Part 2)

This is the final segment of our two-part series on defining and analyzing the main trends that will impact every company going forward, whether they already report on non-financial goals (social responsibility, corporate giving, sustainability, etc.) or continue to put it off for a variety of reasons. Yesterday, I pointed out the first three trends: Rising Expectations, Increased Pressure from Shareholders, and Supply Chain Engagement. Here are the final four: 4. Read More >

Cooking Up Interest in Energy Efficiency: An EDF Climate Corps fellow's first lessons as a change agent at McDonald's

With 1.7 million employees worldwide, it's no wonder McDonald's is an industry leader in employee education - boasting an extensive e-learning suite and pillar institution, Hamburger University. The majority of its employees work in restaurants as crew members and managers so it's also not surprising McDonald's identified an opportunity to increase awareness and participation in energy efficiency initiatives at the restaurant level. Read More >

7 Conflicting Trends: Fortune 100 Annual Reports & CSR

Public companies in the U.S. are, by law, only required to disclose financial results. Then why are a majority of annual reports increasingly addressing social responsibility, sustainable practices and corporate giving? Though integrated reports may eventually replace annual reports, 52 percent of Fortune 100 Companies included statements of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in their 2010 annual reports and 10-K. Read More >

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