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.

PIA pic Final_edited-2[1]

Mars Raises the Bar in CSR

In its third CSR report, 2012 Principles in Action, Mars underscores its dedication to putting the Five Principles into action to make a difference to people and the planet through performance.

GabiZedlmayer

Women in CSR: Gabi Zedlmayer, HP

Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President of Sustainability and Social Innovation, HP, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

green money

Is Your Portfolio Melting the Polar Caps?

Vote with your investments. You determine whether a company that is polluting the water or treating its employees poorly is in your list of stocks or your fund. Align your investments with your principles and in due time, sustainable and responsible investing will be the norm.

Keystone_XL_Polar_Endeavour_31930_Walter_Siegmund

Keystone XL Pipeline: How Long Will the Jobs Last?

TransCanada says there will be tens of thousands of jobs for Americans after the Keystone XL pipeline goes in, and that President Obama’s doubtful comment on that is just partisan politics, not the real scoop. So just how does a good investigator know who has the right numbers?

SFallender_Headshot-1

Women in CSR: Suzanne Fallender, Intel

Suzanne Fallender, Director, CSR Strategy and Communication, Intel, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

8141903003_390b8f7472_z

The Unrealized Potential of Workplace Giving

Average participation in employee giving programs has fallen from 41% in 2006 to 33% in 2012, and an estimated $10 billion is left on the table every year because employees do not take advantage of company matching programs. What can we do to help realize the potential of workplace giving?

Mexico City, Mexico

State of CSR in Mexico: Humble Beginnings, Promising Future

Along with the current macro-economic trend of U.S. businesses re-locating major operations south of the border, CSR and sustainability initiatives have boomed among major corporations in Mexico, particularly since 2010. Out of 166 publicly traded companies in the Mexican stock market, more than 50 percent have a system in place for undertaking sustainability-related activities at the operational and administrative level, including the supply chain.

Credit: Ian Gordon, Auscape International

North American Seafood Distributors Join Sustainable Fisheries Coalition

Albion Fisheries, Fortune Fish & Gourmet, Ipswich Shellfish Group, Santa Monica Seafood, Seacore Seafood and Seattle Fish Co. aim to leverage their roles as wholesale seafood distributors to bring about positive industry change that will not only enhance the sustainability of seafood production, but enhance the health and integrity of marine ecosystems and help assure decent livelihoods for future, as well as current, generations of fishermen, fishing fleets and aquaculture industry participants.

World-Bank-logo

World Bank Steers Clear of Coal

In a recent policy directive, entitled, “Toward a Sustainable Energy Future for All,” the mega-financial institution said that they would focus on the poor, offering financial solutions or guarantees, while helping “client countries realize affordable alternatives to coal power.”