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: Andrea Learned, Learned On

Andrea Learned, thought leadership and business development consultant, Learned On, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

‘Fair Play’: Adidas Reports Progress Across Four Pillars of Sustainability

The Adidas Group has long been recognized for its leadership when it comes to corporate social and environmental responsibility and sustainability. Framing its ongoing initiatives within the context of four pillars — People, Product, Planet and Partnerships — Adidas takes a new approach to sustainability reporting in its “Sustainability Progress Report 2013.”

Strategic Sustainability: Five Steps to Create Abundance

If you experience discord between the importance of sustainability to your business and the seemingly haphazard efforts to implement sustainable initiatives, you are not alone. The Abundance Cycle bridges the gap and makes sustainability strategic. With the Abundance Cycle and a five-step process, companies can innovate to simultaneously create abundance for shareholders, society and the environment.

Grassroots ‘Solarize’ Campaigns Spread Across the U.S.

U.S. PV manufacturers are looking to expand in emerging solar states by participating in community-led “Solarize” campaigns. The U.S.’ largest PV manufacturer for many years, SolarWorld Industries America is supplying high-performance solar PV panels made here in the U.S. to two newly launched community solar programs, one in Charlotte and the other in Salt Lake City.

Coke, Timberland Reduce Manufacturing Costs With Product Sustainability

Sustainability skeptics often claim that companies invest in product sustainability primarily to “look good” in the eyes of consumers. To them, sustainability is just another form of brand marketing. But they are wrong, according to a new report by sustainability consulting firm Pure Strategies. Companies that invest in product sustainability actually see the most benefit from reduced manufacturing costs — ahead of brand enhancement and even risk reduction.

Twitter Chat Recap: #GenMillsSusty with General Mills

What does sustainable sourcing involve for a global company like General Mills, and how can food companies source their ingredients most sustainably to protect the resources and communities upon which their businesses depend?

SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Seafood

Dock to Dish: A Community Supported Fishery

Modeled after a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, Long Island, N.Y.-based Dock to Dish provides members with access to premium, locally caught and sustainable seafood every day. TriplePundit recently spoke with founder Sean Barrett about how the fledgling community supported fisheries movement got started.

Ford’s Corporate Responsibility Continues Under New Leadership

David Berdish recently turned over his seat as social sustainability manager at Ford to fellow company veteran Thomas Niemann. Having served in the seat since 1999, Berdish leaves a vast legacy behind, but Neimann told us he plans to keep the momentum going.