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.

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

Women, Garment Work and Safety: Clothes to Die For?

The poor working conditions in garment factories in Bangladesh affect mostly women, but apparel retailers and manufacturers can and should improve them. The best way to address the problems in the garment industry is proactively, systematically and globally by signing onto the Women’s Empowerment Principles.

Where Should the ‘Responsibility’ in CSR End?

A company’s responsibility used to stop at the factory gates, but now covers the entire life cycle of the product from cradle to grave. But where does this responsibility end? Should the alcohol industry be held responsible for the 2.5 millions alcohol-related deaths every year? The winning strategy is not about responsibility, but looking for an opportunity to create shared value.

Women in CSR: Kim Marotta, MillerCoors

Kim Marotta, Director of Sustainability for MillerCoors, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

All American Clothing Allows Customers to Trace Origins of USA-Made Products

All American Clothing has tapped into what some say is a growing interest in USA-made products, with software that allows customers to track the origin of their new pair of jeans, from the cotton fields, right up to the manufacturing facility in El Paso, Texas. It’s a great way to educate consumers – and to track the carbon footprint.

5 Lessons in Sustainability and Innovation from Those Long CVS Receipts

The latest example that more is not necessarily better came from CVS, where its absurdly long receipts generated a public outcry on social media. This episode, which seems to be over now, provided not just with an opportunity to make fun of CVS, but also some important lessons in innovation, sustainability and responsibility.

Women in CSR: Alex Liftman, Bank of America

Alex Liftman, Global Environmental Executive for Bank of America talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.