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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Solar Rapidly Expands in Hawaii

Solar power is really growing in Hawaii, as a recent report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows.

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Florida’s Expanding Sinkholes Won’t Deter Fracking

The occasional sinkhole has been called a way of life in Florida. Increasingly, however, sinkholes are becoming an expensive and ever-dangerous risk in the Sunshine State. These dangers may only get worse, with the possibility of hydraulic fracturing setting up business in the state’s sensitive south region.

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“Frozen” Sequel? Let Kids Educate Disney About Climate Change

Disney reportedly won’t play ball with the Obama administration, which has asked for the company to use its blockbuster “Frozen” to educate kids about climate change. But is it the kids, or is it the adults, that need to learn about this threat? And who would be better to pitch this than the very age group that Disney listens to the most?

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VF Corp. Looks to Cut Chemicals in Textile Manufacturing

With its CHEM-IQ program, VF Corp. is not only turning a potential reputational risk into an innovative opportunity, but it is also reassuring consumers about the company’s products and heartening other industry players to do the same.

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Minnesota Appeals Ruling Against Carbon Offset Provision

The state is appealing a District Court ruling that could limit its ability to control the way power is supplied by Minnesota utility companies. Both the renewable energy sector and coal companies in North Dakota have a lot riding on the outcome.

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Sodexo: 419,317 Reasons to Report on Sustainability

In the run-up to the fourth annual Smarter Sustainability Conference in London on Feb. 24, I took the opportunity to talk to Neil Barrett, Sodexo’s group vice president of sustainable development, about the company’s latest sustainability report.