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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Walmart to Increase Wages to $9 an Hour for 500,000 Workers

Stop the presses: Walmart just announced that it will increase wages to $9 an hour for half a million workers by April. Could the big-box retailer long bemoaned for its low wages finally be turning over a new leaf?

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Is the ‘Uberization’ of the Economy Sustainable?

Although it’s probably too early to offer candidates for Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year, I’d like to suggest uberization as the word for 2015. But is the Uber innovation model others are so eager to adopt sustainable?

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Rainforest Alliance Reviews Paper Giant’s Forest Conservation Efforts

Feb. 5 marked the two-year anniversary of paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper’s commitment to halt further felling of the natural rainforest in all of its 38 supplier concessions in Indonesia. This month, Rainforest Alliance published its evaluation of the first 18 months of its conservation efforts — revealing some success but still much work to be done.

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How Sprint Supports Net Neutrality

While AT&T, Verizon and Comcast have made things difficult for supporters of net neutrality, Sprint is taking a different tack.

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Citigroup Launches $100 Billion Sustainability Drive

Having achieved many of its in-house as well as external 2015 sustainability goals two to three years ahead of schedule, Citigroup renewed and expanded on its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible finance and investment by pledging to invest $100 billion to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well sustainable water resource management, transportation and building.

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A Brief History of Sustainable Fashion

A brief look into the industry’s storied past illuminates how corporate style-setters have responded to shifting consumer demands, market trends and natural resource constraints over the years – signaling what the future of sustainable fashion might hold.

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4 Trailblazing Green Companies

Whether or not the public continues to see value in green as a trend, the necessity of reducing costs by going green will continue to be an important business driver.

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Your Seafood: Now Fair Trade Certified

Safeway’s latest commitment brings the company up to par with your local farmers market when it comes to worker transparency.

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Is Charismatic Leadership Still Alive?

Do charismatic leaders affect their followers in a way that generates greater productivity? Is charismatic leadership dead? One can argue that charismatic leadership can produce high performance levels among followers. But an emerging leadership style may do businesses one better.

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Shareholders to Chevron: Bar All Political Contributions

With progressives solidly in charge of Richmond, California’s mayoral office, environmentalists are calling for changes at Chevron Corp., the owner of the city’s massive refinery. They want political contributions stopped, the CEO fired and better environmental practices. To this end, they’ve joined forces with Chevron shareholders to propose sweeping changes at the next annual shareholders meeting. Will the company cave? Who knows, but their demands are certainly being heard, and couldn’t come at a more sensitive time for the oil industry.