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.

Unilever’s Progress Report Provides Important Lessons in Mainstreaming Sustainability

Earlier this week, Unilever released its second Sustainable Living Plan progress report. Comprehensive and rich in detail, this report provides not just an update on the progress of Unilever two years into its ten-year sustainability plan, but also an opportunity to learn about the state of mainstreaming sustainability in business from one of the most advanced … Continued

How SASB is Working to Reform Sustainability Data Disclosure

If you go these days to sustainable business conferences and events you will find out pretty quickly that this field is mainly occupied with two main themes it struggles with: storytelling and metrics. Last week, for example, it was all about metrics in an event organized by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). SASB is … Continued

Walmart Engages Stakeholders on Twitter

In this Twitter chat hosted by TriplePundit and CSRWire, we got to ask Walmart’s SVP of Sustainability Andrea Thomas about their recently released 2013 Global Responsibility Report. Here’s a brief summary of our the conversation. Get the whole thing at #WMTgreen!

The Greenest Generation: Baby Boomers or Millennials?

When it comes to being environmentally friendly, those born between the early 1980s to early 2000s, otherwise known as Millennials, are talking a lot of talk without walking much of a walk, according to a recent study by DDB Worldwide.

Olazul: Addressing Fishery Degradation

Introducing Olazul, a non-profit organization dedicated to develop sustainable livelihoods in balance with healthy ecosystems through the principle of ecological aquaculture.

Walmart: 2013 Global Responsibility Report Released

Walmart 2013 Global Responsibility Report: The retail giant outlines progress across the business pursuing sustainability in 2012, challenges faced, and work still to be done.

Understanding AC Refrigerant Standards

The race is on to find new, greener refrigerants and refrigerant standards that combine low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion even as countries around the world work to eradicate use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Large, rapidly industrializing countries have been pushing back against initiatives to phase out HFCs, saying they are economically and technologically overambitious and threaten ongoing economic growth and development.

William McDonough’s ‘The Upcycle’ Knows No Bounds

The Buddhist-like shift in consciousness and intentions that the authors prescribe in their profoundly optimistic and hopeful new book is the right way, maybe the only way, to approach our evolving relationship with the world around us.