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.

Women in CSR: Victoria Wood, Reckitt Benckiser

Victoria Wood, Global Sustainability Manager, Reckitt Benckiser, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

Women in CSR: Jennifer Dudgeon, CA Technologies

Jennifer Dudgeon, Principal, Office of Sustainability at CA Technologies, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

Women in CSR: Catherine Gunsbury, General Mills

Catherine Gunsbury, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at General Mills, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

SBIO 2013 Semi-finalist Interview: Ecopia

Using the starch from tapioca, social enterprise Ecopia produces a fully degradable, recyclable, and non-GMO bio-plastic, referred to as ECOPLAS®, while also seeking to drive social value within the communities that create its product.

Women in CSR: Trisa Thompson, Dell

Trisa Thompson, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Dell, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

4 Lessons in Green Product Development from the Failure of Better Place

The failure of Better Place is a very sad event for anyone who believed in Agassi’s vision and in Better Place’s ability to disrupt the car market. Still, this is also an opportunity to learn some valuable lessons that might help other green innovators struggling with similar challenges. We looked at the failure of Better Place from a new product development perspective, and have identified four key lessons.

How FedEx is Reducing Fuel Use and Emissions

A transportation fleet is essential to FedEx and the services it provides, so reducing its fuel consumption and the emissions from its aircraft and vehicle fleet are key areas of focus for the company, as its recently released CSR report shows.