New hires in manufacturing have an earnings advantage over new hires in other industries, pulling down 38 percent more cash than their non-manufacturing peers in 2011, according to the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA).
These days, companies are being swept up, willingly or otherwise, into the concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental sustainability. For financial, practical, and even brand-image reasons, they are taking the long-term view of their operations and products — that their activities shouldn’t be borrowing from the future or placing an undue burden on future generations. Read more
With Big Oil having effectively replaced Big Tobacco as one of America’s biggest “bogeymen” to the general public, it would seem downright incongruous for a major petroleum company to be looked upon as a model of corporate behavior. In truth, however, it’s really not that far-fetched. After the Deepwater Horizon spill, BP flooded the airwaves, showing people all the good work they have done to clean up the region, and the good works they do all over the world as an upstanding corporate citizen.