This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.

Yahoo employees work to beautify a park in their community of San Jose, California. What can you and your employees do to develop your community?

The 4 Pillars of Successful Sustainable Development Goals

The intent of the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda is to build a true public-private partnership to affect measurable change on a global scale. We do this by creating (and meeting) Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs).

An open-plan layout, like this one at the Cadbury Schweppes office, creates a positive work environment while reducing carbon emissions.

An Open-Plan Office Can Cut Your Emissions

Changing out the light bulbs is not enough to go green. The workplace of the future will have a minimal carbon footprint thanks to better technology and better human ecology.

Students rally in favor of climate action at Tuft University in 2013.

The Missing Voice for SCOTUS on Climate: Students

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court granted a stay that puts a temporary halt to Clean Power Plan. But there was one key stakeholder from whom the court did not hear: the young people who will actually be around in 2050 to experience the impacts of our action, or inaction, today.

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Community Solutions: Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Skilled Volunteering

Community Solutions is working to revitalize one of the oldest and poorest neighborhoods in Hartford, Connecticut. It’s doing it by ensuring residents have real-time access to healthcare, as well as better community resources like parks and recreation facilities. We speak with Ms. Federico-Muslim about why Community Solutions’ dynamic model works.

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How Big Data Can Make Your Company More Sustainable

Data Science, a burgeoning new field of academia dedicated to collecting, organizing and analyzing information, reveals how businesses can reduce costs and increase profits by relying on big data.

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The Challenges to Expanding Organic Cotton

Non-organic cotton’s impact on the environment is huge, which is why many say it may be the most important product to buy organic. But the organic cotton industry faces significant roadblocks that continue to thwart its advancement.

Data centers, like this Google facility in Dalles, Oregon, may be using more energy than reported, a new study finds.

New Data Debunks Some Data Centers’ Clean Energy Claims

Recent claims by owners of large data centers that a large part of their operations are powered by renewable energy have skeptics coming out of from under their solar panels. Now, there is hard data proving that skepticism is valid.

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On the Trail of The B Team

A Bard MBA in Sustainability student tracks the success of the B Team: a group of corporate leaders who take as a self-evident truth that purpose, not profit, must form the foundation of any business that wants to stick around.

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Tyson Foods: A Bigger Polluter Than ExxonMobil?

Environment America has accused Tyson, its subsidiaries and contract chicken farms of releasing at least 104 million pounds of pollutants into surface waters across the continental U.S. from 2010 to 2014. That’s more than seven times the amount that ExxonMobil released during the same period.