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.

SPECIAL SERIES: Carbon Offsetting

2015 Set to be a “Breakout Year” for U.S. Energy Storage

Over triple the amount of energy storage capacity (220 MWs’ worth) is expected to come on-line this year, and strong growth is expected to continue thereafter, according to an inaugural report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association. One pioneering emerging market participant was responsible for delivering one-third of the total.

Ontario Launches Fund to Foster Social Enterprises

Ontario, Canada, has launched the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund to foster the growth of social entrepreneurs and enterprises, with the aim of attracting private investment to Ontario’s most pressing social and environmental issues and creating jobs.

Radical Transformation in Business and Beyond

The indigenous elders of Peru explain the complete cycle of humanity as going through three movements: time of creation, time of conservation and time of renewal. The big change happens in the time of renewal, which the wise elders say is upon us now.

SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired

The Apparel Industry’s Answer to Global Water Shortages

Sustainable fashion depends not only on the smart use of water resources, but also on new ways to reduce the dependence on water in production. We’ve found an inspiring list of companies that have developed innovative ways to not only reduce their water usage, but also incentivize consumers to do the same.

Uber Can’t Buy Me Love

Uber takes the robber-baron approach to reputation, but trying to fix bad rep with a charitable donation is so 19th century.

How Social Enterprises Can Protect Mission and Deliver Profit

A growing body of sector research is shining light on the principles of how social enterprises can use outcome monitoring to strengthen mission and deliver a blended bottom line. It’s good governance that provides the key to successful monitoring — and to delivering profit with benefit.