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.


Can Terracycle Convince American Parents to Recycle Dirty Diapers?

Terracycle is no stranger to challenges. The company actually seems to thrive when it comes to exploring new ways to upcycle and recycle traditionally non-recyclable waste into new products. Still, none of the items the company saved so far from landfills, including drink pouches or chip bags, is coming even close to be as challengeable as the item it is about to add to its make cash from trash machine. It’s dirty, stinky and not so easy to recycle and usually no one really wants to mess with it. Yes, we’re talking about disposable diapers. Can Terracycle convince American parents to collect and bring these diapers to collection points just for the benefit of Mother Earth?

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Why Facebook Needs Women on its Board

Companies that strive to fill their board seats with women stand to benefit in several ways. Companies with female leadership often perform better, stand to reduce their fiduciary risk, and may have a better connection with a women-majority consumer base.

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H&M, The Ethical Fast Fashion Leader?

H&M, the global fast fashion leader, has ramped up its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in recent years, improving performance on labor and the environment.

Network Your Way to a Thriving Green Business – Advice from Nikki Pava of EcoTuesday

By Lorna Li If you want to discover what corporate responsibility really looks like, interview 100 of the top CEOs in the world and ask them what they’re doing about our planet’s social and environmental problems. That’s what Nikki Pava did as a marketing and communications professional for many years, working with corporations in Bangkok, … Continued


Is APP Closer to Throwing in the Towel After Losing 9 More Customers?

Nine more companies joins the likes of Nestle, Kraft, Unilever, Adidas, Mattel and many more who have already dropped APP following the ongoing campaign Greenpeace is running against APP following a Greenpeace’s report accusing APP in cutting protected tree species in Indonesia. The list of customers that leave APP is indeed growing, but the company doesn’t seem to show any signs of change, at least for now. Even now, with nine less customers, APP seems reluctant to throw in the towel. So who wins this fight – Greenpeace or APP?

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Solar Photovoltaics: Pros and Cons

Solar PV is perhaps what most people think of when they think of renewables (though we actually use more biomass). Solar PV can be used anywhere the sun shines as long as there is space available. Enough sunlight falls on the Earth in one hour, to meet the world’s energy demand for a year, if it could be collected.

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Retail Construction Starts will Stay at Record Lows until Debt Maturities are Resolved

By Elaine Misonzhnik The recent opening of Taubman Centers’ new mall in Salt Lake City might have marked a nice symbolic moment for the retail real estate industry, but it’s not about to usher in a new era of construction abandon. In spite of a slight rebound in retail real estate fundamentals, U.S. developers still feel skittish … Continued