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 Billion Scariest Things This Halloween

You know those articles that are so prevalent online…9 tips to a flatter stomach, 6 ways to get her to notice you, 3 top ingredients for a souffle with coconut? I promise not to actually list 7 billion things in this article, but suffice to say that this Halloween, we have 7 billion reasons to … Continued

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Social Media is a Conversation

As pervasive as social media may be, what does social media really do? How can it benefit sustainability?

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Leading Sustainability Consultancy Emphasizes the Importance of Value Chain Management

The Tomorrow’s Value Ratings  (TVR) is out with some surprising findings about the state of sustainable business. TVR is an annual assessment of corporate sustainability practices among leading companies worldwide. It is run by corporate sustainability agency Two Tomorrows and it aims to further the debate on sustainable business. This year’s ratings rated 92 companies and notes several trends:

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REI President and CEO Sally Jewell Opens Net Impact Conference

By Jacen Greene After a five-week trip to climb mountains in Antarctica—including several first ascents—answering questions for an audience of more than 2000 must not be very intimidating for REI President and CEO Sally Jewell. For the opening keynote of the 2011 Net Impact Conference, she was interviewed on-stage by journalist and writer Marc Gunther about … Continued

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NBC’s Green Week is Here

Having just watched Morgan Spurlock’s “Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” I’ve begun noticing product placement more. But it got me wondering

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Bank of America – Now with “Fee” Checking!

Bank of America is the first of a number of banks looking to unveil a monthly debit card fee upon its’ customers. This announcement has received a large amount of public backlash and media attention. At a point in time in which consumer debt is decreasing as people utilize debit cards for payment, the banks are looking to impose fee constraints on that behavior. Why? Aren’t smart financial decisions by our people a good thing?

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Vertical Folding Containers Reduce Wasted Ship Space

Staxxon, a development-stage start-up based in Montclair, NJ, has developed a vertical folding container. The Staxxon system allows a standard 20-foot container to fold flat into a mere wisp of its usual footprint. It folds into itself much like those white cardboard packing boxes used for storage and on moving day.

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The Role of Philanthropy in Recruitment: Working for a Corporation with a Heart

At the core, a prospective candidate wants a combination of priorities to be fulfilled at work: Constant learning, leadership opportunities, fair compensation, and schedule flexibility (especially for those with children). Generosity? That’s not so much a top tier, or even a second tier, criteria.

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Marketing as a Tool for Stakeholder Engagement

By Jeff Klein Marketing is misunderstood. The deeper purpose and potential of marketing are rarely recognized or embodied. While marketing is often used and perceived as manipulation, it can serve as a process to bring a company’s mission to life and to engage its stakeholders in ongoing and ever-deepening relationships. While all marketing can function … Continued

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We Hardly Know You… Help Us Change That

As you may recall, TriplePundit has a new partner-in-crime, Sustainable Industries. The first step in merging two media platforms is to figure out who our readers are. That’s where you come in! Help us out by completing this brief survey so we can find out more about you and what you care about. Answers are … Continued

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Video: Alex Bogusky and Others on the Access Economy

The Sustainable Industries Economic Forum welcomed 300 sustainable business leaders to The St. Regis in in San Francisco on Oct. 20. Hosted in several West Coast cities throughout the year, the 2012 San Francisco Forum featured Alex Bogusky, chief creative insurgent officer at FearLess Cottage, and Bonnie Nixon, newly anointed executive director of The Sustainability Consortium, as keynote speakers with differing … Continued

Video Interview: Who Grows Your Food?

One of the fundamental failures of market economies is their wrongful assumption that all members enjoy equal access to information.  Suppose we can solve that issue when it comes to food.  Would the “invisible hand” make the right choices to put us on a sustainable path?   Perhaps we will soon find out.  Foodtree is a … Continued

What is the Key to Unleashing Stakeholder Value?

By Jeff Klein Short answer: Love and care. Earlier this month at the Lost Pines outside Austin, Texas, Conscious Capitalism, Inc convened the 5th Annual Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit, with 100-plus business leaders. Presentations and conversations on the theme of the Summit – Unleashing Stakeholder Value – reflected on the interdependent nature of business and … Continued