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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COP21 Delivers Historic Climate Agreement in Paris

I’m over Greenland headed home to San Francisco and just got the news that a strong climate agreement has been reached back in Paris. Peeking out the window to see ice caps brought a tear to my eyes, when I realized they don’t actually have to melt.

We will share details on the agreement in the coming days. In the mean time here are some reactions from NGOs who were official observers at the talks:

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Hundreds of B Corps are Sitting Ducks: Here’s Why

Entrepreneurs who are growing the Certified B Corps movement need to learn from their elders’ mistakes. But B Corps in 18 states are defenseless against corporate predators. And in 11 of these states, they’re fooling themselves.

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Digital Business is Good for the Climate: How Tech Can Cut Emissions, Save Natural Resources

To create a true shift in the fight against climate change, there’s a need for concrete actions which can drive results. Digital business and technologies can make a big impact. SAP estimates that IT could help cut greenhouse gases by 7.6 Gt and save a value of around $30 trillion in resources, including water, energy and metals by 2030. According to new research, in six major industries like utilities, agriculture and food production and transportation and logistics, digital technologies can help save 7.6 Gt carbon emissions by 2030.

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Making the Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation

Caring for Climate, a joint initiative from UNEP, UN Global Compact and UNFCCC, has issued a report that urges companies to view climate adaptation not only through the lens of risk management, but also as a moral imperative.

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The Business Imperative for International Carbon Price Signals at COP21

While some countries quibble over the expenses and the responsibility, business leaders look to clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainability as the drivers of innovation and economic growth. By showing up in Paris to lobby for action, businesses send a message to global policy leaders that climate action doesn’t have to mean negative economic impacts.