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.


Textile Manufacturer Finds Business Value in Sustainability Assessment

Leading textiles supplier, Central Textiles, becomes one of the first major Asian manufacturers to complete the Supplier Facilities Module assessment of the newly released Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Higg Index 1.0. This case study focuses on the challenges encountered and the business opportunities perceived.


5 Insights From Experts Behind the Scenes of the 2012 CDP Global 500 Report

The release of the new CDP report was accompanied by a global teleconference with some very interesting participants from around the world discussing “how businesses can succeed in an uncertain, resource constrained world.” Here are five insights from this discussion.


How a Bucket of Worms Can Raise Office Morale

If employees or coworkers balk at the thought of composting, sell them on the fringe benefits. Launching a composting program is a great excuse to add a variety of plants around the office, even including herb and vegetable planters in a windowsill.

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Hey Apple, Where’s Your Soul?

Apple has successfully wedged themselves into the palms (and wallets) of millions of people. But where do they exist in the hearts of the consumers.

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A Tale of Two Friedmans: CSR and Opportunity

If Milton Friedman could read Thomas Friedman’s book “Hot, Flat & Crowded” and pop back down for a two hour panel discussion on CSR and sustainability, the two of them would find a lot more to agree upon than to fight about!

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Consumers Want Wind Power

A new study cited by the wind turbine company Vestas indicates that consumers want companies to use more wind power for manufacturing consumer products.

Private Sector Plays Important Role in Reviving Dying Carbon Economy

Just yesterday I was having a discussion about how the carbon market is ‘dead.’ Today I read that, according to Business Green it is up to the private sector to safe the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) from collapse.  What is CDM?  The CDM was developed after the Kyoto Protocol was formed. According to the … Continued

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The 2012 CDP Global 500 Report: A Glass Half Full of Arctic Melt Water

The latest CDP report shows some progress, but it’s still not good enough. It’s not that there’s not a glass half full in the report, but as Paul Abberley, Aviva’s CEO, said in a teleconference following the release: “If the glass is half full of Arctic melt water, it doesn’t matter.”