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.


Corporate Philanthropy: The Benefits of Volunteer Grant Programs

By Adam Weinger Has your company considered instituting a volunteer grant program? These charitable programs, which are also known as Dollars for Doers programs, are offered by companies as a way to encourage and support volunteerism among employees. Volunteer grants are just one of the many types of corporate giving programs, but over the last … Continued

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Oscar Mayer Confirms Plan to Eliminate Pig Gestation Crates

This past weekend, Oscar Mayer, one of the biggest names in pork products, announced its plan to eliminate the gestation crate system that confines female pigs in cages. The transition is planned to reach completion by 2022. “At Oscar Mayer, we believe quality meat begins with quality animal care.  We are committed to finding better … Continued


Work Smarter: Your Guide to Paper and Sustainability

With consumers’ growing awareness of sustainability issues, manufacturers have sharpened their focus on delivering products and services that deliver social, economic and environmental sustainability value. But it might surprise you to know that these values have been a part of the paper industry for decades.

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5 CSR Executive Trends

At the Responsible Business Summit that took place in New York two weeks ago it was interesting to learn about some of the trends that shape the CSR space from the people that actually practice it every day. Here are five of them (not including CSR reporting, which will be discussed in a separate article):

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Facebook Advertising: Stellar or Stalking?

Facebook and its advertising have been loved about as much as Monsanto and ExxonMobil, but FB advertising still reigns even with its dubious results.


The Truth Will Out: The Tide Is Turning

If you’ve ever watched the tide turn, you know that there is a long period where nothing seems to happen then the water suddenly rushes in. The same thing is happening with sustainability as companies rush to take advantage of a surge of interest from consumers, employees and other stakeholders.

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Can Ford Become The New Nike?

Ford has become much more than an automobile manufacturing giant: it is a design firm, a technology company and a lifestyle brand that is driving sustainability in industry.


Nissan to Push LEAF to Mass Market

Nissan’s marketing to date for the LEAF has largely blundered its way along with polar bear ads and new age billboards aimed purely at treehuggers. Now, it aims to make a mass market push with much more concrete messaging aimed at tech and green consumers.


The Truth Will Out: Competition

Sustainability is becoming an intrinsic part of corporate competition. What percentage of the world’s large companies would you expect to have special corporate social responsibility areas on their websites? The following chart shows that 75 percent of the 5,000 companies we rate on CSRHub already have these areas.

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The New Tobacco Wars with Joe Chemical and New Yorkers for Beverage Choices

Cigarettes have never been more popular. Well, at least on drawing board of two advocacy campaigns trying to shape public perception on controversial issues. The first is a print ad campaign run by EDF and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF), showing how Joe Camel has become “Joe Chemical” to link the practices of the chemical industry those used by the tobacco industry. The second are the campaigns the American Beverage Association is running against proposed restrictions on soda beverages in several states, using some of the tactics used by Big Tobacco, such as presenting the proposed legislation as an attack on personal choice.