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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SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired

Manufacture NY: The New Model for Sustainable Innovation

New York City’s apparel manufacturing sector is about to get a makeover: To reignite local fashion manufacturing and spur economic development, the city recently announced it will invest $3.5 million to help launch the fashion incubator Manufacture New York, a co-location center with sustainability in its DNA.

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Western New York: 2030

Western New York in 2030: People are realizing that intangibles, like the richness of one’s social network, meaningful employment and the depth of sharing, are far stronger drivers of happiness and well-being than material wealth.

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How Toms Shoes and Warby Parker Give Differently

Companies typically execute one of two corporate social responsibility strategies: vertical or horizontal. Find out how Toms Shoes and Warby Parker use these two giving strategies to make a difference.

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Upsolar Promotes Energy Freedom with New Home Solar Loans

Upsolar is offering homeowners a path to “Energy Freedom” with a comprehensive, lifelong solar loan program. For zero-down, homeowners can take out a 20-year, 5.99 percent fixed rate loan that covers installation, operations and maintenance over a home PV system’s entire life.

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The Street Store: A Lesson for the Sharing Economy?

The South Africa-based Street Store may be less than a year old, but its brand name is already recognized in cities across the globe. Its secret? It isn’t trying to sell anything. And best of all, it’s the communities its principles touch that are getting the message out. Pure sharing economy ethics 101.

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Contingency Planning for the Supply Chain

Responding to unplanned events is the core of contingency planning. Learn how a contingency plan can prevent your business from a major setback.

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Where Do Companies Source Their Materiality Data?

Do all companies conduct interviews on employees? Analyze their reputation on social media? Meet external stakeholders in person? Can we observe differences among different industry sectors? To answer these questions, we conducted a materiality benchmarking analysis on 50 companies from five different industry sectors.

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Are Trucking Companies Going Green?

Are trucking companies getting greener? Let’s take a look at how some big-name corporations are reducing their carbon footprint and how others can, too.

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Business Leaders and #BlackLivesMatter

TriplePundit is a business publication. At first glance, #BlackLivesMatter may not seem like it’s in our scope. Is it even appropriate for us to speak about protests that are spilling into the street if they don’t have a direct impact on the business world? Or do they?

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Young v. UPS and the Rights of Pregnant Women in the Workforce

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. UPS, a case that could change the way pregnant women are treated by their employers. The case will force conservative justices to choose between two core right-wing constituencies: anti-choice activists and pro-business groups.

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5 Reasons to Move Corporate Responsibility Out of the CR Department

Through the presentations at the Nov. 26 CBSR Summit in Toronto, a number of smart business arguments emerged about making sure corporate responsibility (CR) gets out of the CR (or CSR or Sustainability or ESG or … ) department and into other parts of the company.