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.

Solazyme Produces Algae-Based Lubricant for Cleaner Drilling and Fracking

Solazyme’s latest announcement brings the versatile the company into the oilfield services market. It features Encapso, a highly effective, encapsulated lubricant that is far cleaner than its predecessors and can also be used to enhance drilling performance and production rates.

SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired

Green is the New Black: How Consumers Feel About Sustainable Apparel

From the beginning of civil societies, people have expressed their history, traditions, culture and occupations through clothing. From the humble beginnings of homemade garments to the fast fashion world, styles created in the sketchbooks of designers have been embraced across the globe. There is tremendous room for improving the elemental features of the fashion industry that can reinforce the relation between the maker and the user.

Women in CSR: Nancy Cleveland, Resonate

Nancy Cleveland, Co-founder and Principal, Resonate, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Seafood

The Power of the Consumer in Sustainable Fishing

Do consumers really have a choice about the kind of seafood that is sold in supermarkets? What about when it comes to ethical, sustainable fishing? Yes to both, says one expert, and that voice counts mightily when it comes to the survival of our marine ecosystem.

A Greener Future for National Parks

Yellowstone National Park leaders in 2010 established a five-year plan to elevate Yellowstone as a world leader in environmental stewardship. In other words, lead by example by being one of the greenest parks in the world.

SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired

How to Get Consumers to Walk the Sustainability Talk When it Comes to Fashion

If you look at studies exploring consumer attitudes, you find that consumers indeed seem to be more conscious about sustainability and are more willing to incorporate it into their decision-making process. Yet, when it comes to actual behavior, (almost) all of these good intentions disappear somehow, and sustainability or corporate responsibility doesn’t seem to make much of a difference for most consumers. Hence my question is: Why is it that whenever we find ourselves at the store or the supermarket we forget all the good intentions we had back home?