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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Bank of America Shows Progress in Six Key Areas

Bank of America launched its CSR report this week with a focus on six key areas which include responsible business practices, strong economics, environmental sustainability, leadership and service, arts and culture, and diversity and inclusion.

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Construction: Increase Profits with Recycling and Reuse Best Practices

Construction managers’ success in recycling and repurposing materials/fixtures can make the difference on whether a construction project comes in on budget in today’s still-depressed construction industry. Two factors are driving this trend. The first is the increasing value real estate buyers and renters place upon green labeled buildings. In California a green labeled home sells … Continued

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Growth in U.S. Wind Power Requires Federal Support

The US wind energy market continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing in the world. That’s in jeopardy as politicians continue to wrangle over allowing key federal tax credits to expire.

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Costco, the Genuine Retail CSR Leader?

Could Costco possibly be the most genuine leader when it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and governance? While most big box retailers insist on paying low wages with the claim that thin margins require reduced labor costs, Costco for years has been breaking the mold. These shifts in business practices are great news for fish, pigs and of course, the environment and our health.

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Office Paper: When In Doubt, Don’t “Toss It Out”

Recycling “correctly” has gotten more difficult than ever. Here’s a guide to the most common types of paper product found in office environments and what happens to them after you stick them in the blue bin.

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The New “Unique Selling Proposition” for Sustainability

Changing to become more sustainable as a society will take a long time while the planet we live on is undergoing its own rapid change. Uncovering Sustainable Potential should become the new USP because if we don’t start soon to get into the details of what needs to be done, then nothing will change.

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Cornell Establishes Sustainable Seafood in the Ivy League

In recent years, several food businesses like Costco, Shaw’s, Walmart, and Safeway have been knuckling down on sustainable seafood programs and product labeling in order to provide more (accurate) Earth-conscious options for consumers. In fact, a recent study conducted by non-profit Oceana suggested that seafood may be mislabeled as often as 31-58 percent of the … Continued

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Walmart Installs Massive Wind Power Turbine in California

While Walmart has not given a deadline of when the retail giant plans on reaching that 100 percent renewables goal, the movement towards powering the company’s operations with clean energy continues to take baby steps. Walmart revealed another step with its wind power agenda by unveiling its first large-scale wind turbine project in Red Bluff, California.