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.

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Printing Solar Profitability

How can solar stay competitive in an industry whose prices are steadily dropping? Increasingly efficient fuel cells are one way.

The Tres Hombres: This is what green shipping looks like.

Carrotmob’s Capitalist Activism Goes to Sea

One of the most interesting groups out there altering the fabric of reality is Carrotmob. The San Francisco-based organizing group started in 2008 with one email, two local indie bands, and a bunch of Facebook invites, inventing a new kind of campaign: the reverse boycott. Founder Brent Schulkin and his friend went to 23 different … Continued

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More Coal Mining or Saving Tigers? India Wrestles with the Choice

Choices such as this have been faced since the dawn of the industrial era, but are now critical and politically sensitive as India and fast-growing emerging market nations search for an effective path of sustainable development. Further complicating the decision on the fate of Central India’s forests and endangered species is news of the “Coalgate” scandal.

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Goldman Sachs Gambling on Social Impact Bonds

Goldman Sachs has invested $9.6 million into the nation’s first ever Social Impact Bond or SIB. This bond addresses the recidivism rates in NYC prisons and will be used to help train and counsel at-risk incarcerated youths.

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Another Good Reason to Vote For Obama: The Economy

Mitt Romney claims his strongest suit is the economy. But his experience is not relevant to our current situation. Careful analysis has shown that his policies will lose us 4.1 million jobs, while creating even greater inequality in the system, weakening the social safety net for our most vulnerable citizens, all while increasing the deficit.

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Textile Manufacturer Finds Business Value in Sustainability Assessment

Leading textiles supplier, Central Textiles, becomes one of the first major Asian manufacturers to complete the Supplier Facilities Module assessment of the newly released Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Higg Index 1.0. This case study focuses on the challenges encountered and the business opportunities perceived.

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5 Insights From Experts Behind the Scenes of the 2012 CDP Global 500 Report

The release of the new CDP report was accompanied by a global teleconference with some very interesting participants from around the world discussing “how businesses can succeed in an uncertain, resource constrained world.” Here are five insights from this discussion.

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How a Bucket of Worms Can Raise Office Morale

If employees or coworkers balk at the thought of composting, sell them on the fringe benefits. Launching a composting program is a great excuse to add a variety of plants around the office, even including herb and vegetable planters in a windowsill.