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.

Designer Handbags Provide Jobs, Preserve Ancient Cultures

The term, “sustainable fashion,” has many meanings: It can refer to clothes and accessories made from organic, naturally dyed fabrics; apparel made by workers who receive a living wage; or high-quality garments made to last for decades to come. But for tote and handbag maker Wild Tussah, sustainability means more than providing a fair income for the artisans that make each bag by hand; it’s about preserving the long-standing but disappearing tradition of weaving in Vietnam.

5 Companies Doing Corporate Philanthropy Right

Some companies just get it. They understand that nonprofits are out there fighting to make the world a better place, so they institute corporate giving programs that provide more funds in more ways to more organizations. Like Tom Brady with a football, some companies make corporate giving look easy, and they accomplish great feats as if doing so is simply in their nature. Below are five companies that deserve an MVP trophy for corporate philanthropy.

Female Survivors Take Their Goods To The Market

TO THE MARKET is a marketplace offering goods made by survivors of conflict, abuse, and disease. TTM spotlights their stories to show the world the power of resilience and works with partner organizations to provide services.

3M, ForestEthics Bury Hatchet, Save Forests

Crafted in collaboration with ForestEthics and Greenpeace, 3M’s new pulp and paper sourcing policy establishes a new industry sustainability standard aimed at ensuring “that all the virgin wood fiber going into 3M’s paper-based products and packaging comes from sources that protect forests and respect human rights.”

Forget Hillary Clinton 2016: Vote Jessica Alba For President

Dollar voting is an effective strategy to influence SMEs and corporations to produce healthier, more sustainable products. The Honest Company, founded by actress Jessica Alba, is one example of a conscious company worth supporting — but there are many others, too.

New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell are working on manufacturing microbeads that biodegrade and release no toxins into the environment.

The Sharing Economy Comes to Facility Management

The development to a sharing economy presents a huge chance for procurement and facility professionals. Why should we stay focused on buying while everybody else is sharing?

New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell are working on manufacturing microbeads that biodegrade and release no toxins into the environment.

Heineken Lager Brand Zaps ‘Skeeters, Fights Malaria

It’s been said that necessity breeds ingenuity. In this case, that accolade also belongs to the pesky mosquito — the inspiration for the Mozzie Box. The pesticide-infused box is the latest brainstorm for warding off mosquitoes in Papau New Guinea, where malaria at one time sickened one in five residents. SP Lager and the marketing firm GPY&R have come up with an ingenious way to introduce a mosquito repellant to outside gatherings, where mosquitoes often lurk. And the best part is the repellant is naturally produced.

Energy Efficiency Solutions for Retail Chains

Forward-thinking retail chains are accepting energy as a strategic asset. And, as such, they are finding ways to manage their energy consumption intelligently to minimize overconsumption.

Conversation with Novo Nordisk’s VP of Corporate Sustainability

As a follow-up to our recent story on Novo Nordisk’s annual sustainability report, we had the opportunity to chat with Susanne Stormer,  Novo’s VP of corporate sustainability. Susanne was in Washington last week to attend the Partnering for a Healthier America summit, which featured Michelle Obama as keynote speaker. TriplePundit: Can you give us an … Continued