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.

UN Global Compact Launches Stock Index

The UN Global Compact released a stock index of key signatories. What does this really mean from a sustainability standpoint?

Women in CSR: Alison DaSilva, Cone Communications

Alison DaSilva, executive vice president of Cone Communications’ Research & Insights group, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

Walking the Tightrope: How to Avoid Green Marketing Nightmares

Promoting the environmental or sustainability improvements of a product or service can be a tricky high-wire act that can give marketing professionals nightmares. One must balance the need for easy-to-understand, consumer-friendly messages with the complex legal and scientific requirements necessary to validate the green marketing claims.

Anti-Gay Group Ends Boycott Against Home Depot, Claiming Victory Where None Exists

It’s not easy to save face when you’ve come out swinging, very publicly, with everything you’ve got, only to find that you’ve lost the argument because your position was indefensible. One approach would be to “declare victory and go home.” This, apparently, was the approach chosen by the American Family Association when they decided to call off their three-year-old boycott of Home Depot for financially supporting gay and lesbian organizations.

Rainforest Alliance’s Shop The Frog Week

The frog icon is recognized worldwide as representing authentic green products, certified by Rainforest Alliance. September 16-22, 2013 is follow the frog week.

Accounting for Natural Capital: How do You Actually Go About it?

Companies best positioned to compete in the future will be those that are able to decouple growth from unsustainable dependency on vulnerable natural resources. Natural capital accounting enables companies to do just that by identifying opportunities to optimize operations, supply chains and product portfolios in line with resource availability and environmental cost.

Unilever and SAP: Raising the Corporate Bar in Africa

In contrast with the history of western corporations laying waste to African villages, modern-day companies SAP and Unilever are thriving in Africa – creating jobs and empowering communities.

Women in CSR: Nicole Stein, Umpqua Bank

Nicole Stein, Vice President of Community Responsibility, Umpqua Bank, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

Women in CSR: Lisa Manley, Edelman

Lisa Manley, Executive Vice President, Business + Social Purpose Practice, Edelman, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

Will SASB Make G4 Redundant? Examples from Big Pharma

A version of this piece was originally published on the CSR Reporting Blog. The Global Reporting Initiative has never met the challenge of developing great and focused sector guidance. With just a small number of sectors for which specific guidance is available, we might be inclined to say that GRI has missed the boat. Even with … Continued