Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

Are you working to make a company better from the inside? Is it working? A survey of CSR professionals found that the industry’s lack of direction is starting to wear on the people who should be most excited.

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In our new series, The World at Work, Mashable interviews the faces behind the companies that are working to make a global impact.

Using the power of digital, these five companies have empowered citizens in need, rewarded innovation and created uniquely shareable tools that are key in affecting real change. Although they range in issues from education to sustainability, the one thing that all of these companies have in common is the drive and passion of those at the helm.

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Children working in dangerous conditions in Mali’s gold mines don’t stand a chance if companies shun rights initiative

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Wi-Fi Hotspots Made of Homeless People: Not as Horrible as They Seem

The real failure of infrastructure here has actually very little to do with technology. It’s easy to mock Homeless Hotspots; it’s easy to disdain it; but, really, what would we prefer, the typical combination of ignoring and ignorance that we reserve for most of our dealings with the hundreds of thousands of people who are homeless in the U.S.? BBH is taking a bad situation — the fact that Austin has people who lack homes and jobs and who, given the choice, would prefer to have both — and trying to do something constructive with it. Yes, it’s gimmicky; yes, it’s weird; yes, it’s initially kind of offensive. It’s right that our gut reaction to Homeless Hotspots is disbelief and disgust; it’s right that we’re alarmed at the idea of turning people into platforms. It’s also right, though, that we take the next step to ask ourselves: What’s the alternative? That we go on ignoring homelessness? It’s nice to be reminded that Austin, even in March, is about more than serendipity apps and rooftop pool parties. […]

Yes, there are ironies to it. Yes, there are hypocrisies to it. But they’re ironies and hypocrisies that we should be talking about, rather than outrage-ing and indignation-ing and then moving on. If we’re appalled at the idea of Homeless Hotspots, great. But perhaps we should be directing our indignation at “homeless” rather than “hotspot.”

Read more. [Video: tech.li]

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In the spectrum between rich, evil corporations and corporations scraping by while adhering to a perfect set of values, a new study has found that there is a set of 25 corporate giants that are managing to succeed while at least making a concerted effort at not destroying anything. And consumers are taking note.

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