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.

How Novozymes Integrates Sustainability into the Business

At the most basic level, sustainability is about compliance and avoiding risk. It’s also a PR move – to keep potential critics at bay. As a company begins to understand what sustainability is really all about, financial savings start to become apparent – especially as a result of efficiencies in resource and energy use. At the highest level, sustainability begins creating new business segments, new products, and growth.

Is Innovation a Material Issue?

There does not appear to be a material Aspect in GRI G4 which is a good home for innovation. So, where should it go?

It’s #GivingTuesday—Is Your Employee Giving Program Up to Par?

Whether they are inspired by the holiday season or by the end of the tax year, now is a time when many employees are seeking opportunities to give. Giving Tuesday provides us with a welcome reminder that we need to ensure that our employees find the giving opportunities that are right for them.

Thankful for Giving Tuesday

This year, instead of retail therapy, let’s try giving therapy. Today is the best day to start as it’s Giving Tuesday.

Women in CSR: Paula Davis, Alcoa Foundation

Paula Davis, former President, Alcoa Foundation and Vice President, Alcoa Inc., current Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Harman International, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

Empowering Women: Reaching a Helping Hand Across the ‘Pioneer Gap’

Women’s financial empowerment has been a hot topic in recent months. There’s a definite buzz around gender-lens investing and its potential to make more of impact capital. Yet, while the gender lens approach is an exciting step forward for women’s financial empowerment, it isn’t the whole story.

North Face Revamps Its Down Supply Chain

The North Face rolls out its new down supply standard in just a few months, after years of searching, testing and probing the global supply chain of one of the most precious ingredients used in its industry. 2014 will be a big year for The North Face and its premier line of cold weather equipment and clothing.