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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How Can Businesses Rebuild Trust?

Once lost, can businesses ever recover trust in their brands? The days when companies could control their products’ and brands’ messaging are long gone. Thanks to social media, the opposite is now often true, and in fact, consumers are exacting their feelings and attitudes about brands with a vengeance.

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Women in CSR: Robin Connell, Del Monte Foods

Robin Connell, Manager, Sustainability Programs at Del Monte Foods, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

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LEGO Gets a Jump on New WindMade Wind Power Product Label

LEGO’s new offshore German wind farm will give it a competitive edge as the global WindMade nonprofit, founded and sponsored by Danish wind turbine company Vestas, has just launched a new WindMade Product Label.

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Mars & 360 More U.S. Businesses Sign Climate Declaration

Ahead of a major President Obama climate speech, Mars and 360 small businesses join with GM and other major companies to sign the BICEP Climate Declaration, a project of the sustainable business organization Ceres.

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Women in CSR: Joanne Howard, Spectra Energy

Joanne Howard, Manager, Sustainability, Spectra Energy, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

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Supreme Court Slaps L.A. Clean Truck Program

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor—at least in part—of a trucking industry group’s challenge to the Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program, which features a comprehensive licensing program on the port’s freight truck traffic.


Can a Bottled Water Company Create “Shared Value”?

When a company labels its Annual CSR Report as Creating Shared Value, you have to stop and wonder if they’re responding to the latest buzzword in the market or leveraging its potential by truly embedding it into their reporting and cultural framework.

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Sir Richard Branson’s Plan B For Sustainable Business

Sir Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz have partnered with Unilever and other key stakeholders to launch The B Team’s Plan B agenda for sustainable business, but companies like TransCanada and Exxon present enormous obstacles to the Plan B mission.