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.

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Raise a Glass to Green Beer

Triple Pundit teamed up with The Can Van to better understand the connection between two of our favorite topics: sustainability and beer! With each new industry professional we met, and every brew we enjoyed, it came as no surprise that our appreciation for beer deepened.

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Should We Praise Goldman Sachs for Pledging to Invest $40 Billion in Clean Energy?

Goldman Sachs announced on Thursday it plans to invest $40 billion of its own and its clients’ money in renewable energy projects over the next decade. There are some good reasons why this announcement should be praised and not ridiculed. At the same time, you always need to look at the big picture and when you do, suddenly this step looks more like a lipstick on a Wall-Street pig. So which one is it?

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7 Tips for the Earth Conscious Homebrewer

You have probably read enough Triple Pundit articles to know that the craft brewing industry is exemplary in the area of sustainability . But how about your homebrewing operation? Here are a few tips and thoughts to make your carbon footprint a little lighter. Chime in with your tips in the comments!

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BP Agrees to Major Pollution Cuts at Tar Sands Refinery

Back in the waning days of the GW Bush administration, the EPA approved a permit issued by the State of Indiana, long known for its laxity in environmental affairs, to BP, to expand a refinery used to distill petroleum from Canadian tar sands oil. But that’s all over now.

Apple’s New Coal-Free Data Centers: Great News, Missed Opportunity

This was a good week for Apple. The company announced that “all three of our data centers will be coal free, which is an industry first for anybody of our size.” However, this could actually have been a great week for Apple if the company took its CSR a little bit more seriously.

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SAP: ‘It’s about business’

ERP software giant SAP has shown a spectacular recovery since the recession. At the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, the company displays its successes, as well as its shortcomings.

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10 Outstanding CSR Reports

In an earlier post, Christian Hicks, Creative Director of Corporate Responsibility at AHA! listed seven signs he uses to determine if a company has a great CSR report including simplicity, engagement, trustworthiness, and a positive forecast. In this post, we list 10 CSR reports that impressed our writers in industries ranging from automotive to fashion to technology to sports apparel to cosmetics.

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CSR Reporting Leaders in the Pacific Northwest

Several of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic companies are leaders in disclosing information related to environmental, social and governance performance. Learn more at a GRI certification course on June 11-12 in Seattle.