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.

Samsung to Sell High-end Refurbished Cell Phones

Worldwide smartphone sales have been fairly flat recently in Q2 2016 with vendors shipping 343 million smartphone, yet Samsung has gained some market share due to popular products like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It is planning to extend this success by selling used versions of those favorite models.

5 Cost-Effective PR Strategies for Purpose-Driven Businesses

As the mission-driven business sector grows, so does the competition for media coverage. But even on a tight budget, there are simple strategies that can still help you achieve ongoing results – and keep your name, and positive impacts, in the news.

Twitter Chat Recap: #TheGreenEngine w United Technologies

Today, United Technologies, TriplePundit, and a lively online audience discussed how breakthrough innovation takes a commitment of time and resources to create large impacts on environmental sustainability.

3 Steps for Increasing the ROI on Your Corporate Wellness Program

Although research in recent years has shown that companies aren’t seeing ROI from corporate wellness programs, this is often due to poor planning. There are several ways to increase participation and see ROI, including onsite integration, effective strategizing, and rewarding positive outcomes.

Erin Brockovich, EWG Weigh In on North Carolina Coal Ash Debate

North Carolina’s coal ash debate just got louder. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and Environmental Working Group want the Environmental Protection Agency to get busy and set better rules regarding hexavalent chromium in drinking water, a chemical that is found in coal ash ponds like the ones Duke Energy maintains in North Carolina.

An Innovative Path to Sustainable Transportation

The need for sustainable transit solutions is urgent: An additional 1 billion people will move into cities by 2030 and 670 million more light-duty vehicles will be on the world’s roads by the same year. Mark Wallace, Sr. VP of Global Engineering and Sustainability for UPS, shares his company’s solution portfolio.

Employee Engagement at Waitrose and Other Supermarkets

Large food retailers often struggle to get their lower level employees to engage with their environmental policy. What can be done to promote a green attitude across a large business? Waitrose provides excellent examples.

Lawsuits Over Dubious Ingredients Hammer Honest Company’s Reputation

More consumers claim some Honest Co. products do not work as well or are not as natural as the company claims. The result is a long string of class-action lawsuits that were consolidated this week. The litigation creates a huge headache for the company as it is rumored to be inching toward going public.

Listening To Learn: Best Practices for Social Purpose Strategy

Asking good questions is one of the most important skills a person, or a team, can develop. It’s also a skill attributed to successful high-performers, so it stands to reason that it translates as an indicator of a successful company.