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.

Employees bustle through the lobby of Twitter's San Francisco headquarters. Twitter, along with other large tech companies, have come under fire for their lack of workplace diversity.

Narrowing the Diversity Gap in Tech

Debates surrounding the tactics tech companies should employ in order to increase diversity continue. Instead of regurgitating the typical spiel of ‘leaning in,’ Virgilia Kaur Pruthi and Kristine Gloria propose that instilling both a proactive and reflexive approach will help make diversity programs sustainable.

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What It Means to be a Responsible Tech Company

Throwing money at causes doesn’t solve problems, but it certainly helps. It takes a lot more than dollar signs, though, to create lasting impact and be a truly responsible corporate citizen (tech or not).

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What is an Internal Carbon Price, and Should My Business Implement One?

In response to these schemes, or in anticipation of future carbon-pricing legislation, this year the CDP reported that 437 large companies say they now use an internal carbon price in decision-making. This is an increase from just 150 in 2014. But what actually is an internal carbon price, and what are the advantages of implementing one?

Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook's F8 Conference in 2014.

Two Pivotal Events Contribute to Shaping a More Humane World

Within the past month, two significant announcements were made that bode well for our future: the birth of baby Maxima Chan Zuckerberg (love the powerful girl’s name) and the launch of Howard Warren Buffett’s new company, i(x) Investments.

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3p Weekend: Top 10 CSR Trends of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, Cone Communications has evaluated a year’s-worth of corporate social responsibility (CSR) tracking to share the top 10 trends of 2015.

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How the Global Reporting Initiative is Moving CSR Forward in Kenya

Sub-Saharan Africa is ready to tackle Integrated Reporting. Some are already integrating sustainability topics within their annual reports. Others are working to define value creation based on the six capitals used in the International Integrated Reporting framework.

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Paris Was Just the Beginning

Now that we’ve all had a chance to celebrate, the hard work begins. Here are some of the ways the business sector will be involved in meeting those individually determined national contributions (INDCs) that were made public in Paris.

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How to Use CSR to Attract and Retain Top Talent in 2016

In 2016, the key to a strong future and a perpetually winning team lies with corporate social responsibility (CSR). But the mere existence of a CSR program is not enough to create a winning team; it needs to be authentic, tied to business objectives and considerate of your employees.

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Why is Stakeholder Collaboration So Important?

Collaboration among different actors is not only paramount, but it is also the sole route to successfully addressing the challenges we face, argues Petra Kuenkel, author of “The Art of Leading Collectively.”