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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7 Signs You’ve Got a Great CSR Report

There are plenty of signs that you have a lousy CSR report. Bloggers (including us!) might tell you, and if they don’t, you can take any radio silence that comes after your report launch as a sign that it was not as groundbreaking as it could have been.
But how do you know when you’ve got a successful report?


The Current State of Clean Energy

“The world’s energy system is being pushed to breaking point. Energy-related CO2 emissions are at historic highs, and under current policies, we estimate that energy use and CO2 emissions would increase by a third by 2020, and almost double by 2050. Many clean energy technologies are available but they are not being deployed quickly enough to avert potentially disastrous consequences.”

How to Distinguish the Green from the Greenwash

I walked into the pet store and asked for biodegradable poop bags, and the clerk pointed me to some bags hanging in a display case. On the packaging, there was a picture of the earth with some recycling arrows around it and the words “earth friendly.” If I didn’t happen to be in the sustainability field, I might have taken this information at face value and bought the bags.

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Korea Will Launch Cap-And-Trade in 2015

Last week the South Korean National Assembly passed legislation to start a cap-and-trade system by 2015 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase renewable energy.


What Secrets Are Hiding Off Your Balance Sheet?

What is your company’s most important asset? Most of you will say “people.” Many CEOs say this as well. However, where are people on the financial statements?


5 Lessons on Consumers’ Preference for Purpose

Edelman’s global research provides some interesting figures showing the power of purpose among consumers, including some valuable lessons both for consumers and companies. Here are five of them: