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.

Chocolate, Human Rights and Access to Justice

Consumer chocolate may be the product of severe human rights abuses, including child slave labor in West Africa. Are multinational corporations liable in U.S. courts, to the extent their supply chains are implicated in such abuses?

Long John Silver’s Hoists Jolly Roger for Sustainable Seafood

A new set of ads from Long John Silver’s raise the Jolly Roger in honor of sustainable food and more environmentally sound eating, citing the lower methane and greenhouse gas footprint of fish compared to livestock, and real free-range food from “the final frontier,” otherwise known as the North Pacific.

Why We’re Saying No to Dirty Gold

Behind the sparkle of Valentine’s Day lies the reality of gold mining, one of the most polluting industries on Earth.

Women in CSR: Aman Singh, CSRwire

Aman Singh, Editorial Director, CSRwire, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

Why Olympic Sponsors Must Take a Stand Against Russian LGBT Discrimination

Despite understandable excitement and anticipation, the 2014 Sochi Winter Games have been somewhat tainted by Russia’s passage last summer of anti-gay legislation.

With citizen demonstrations, calls for product boycotts and hashtag hijacking, sponsors are put in the position to defend rather than celebrate their association with the Olympic Games. But a select few companies have used the controversy as an opportunity to take a stance on human rights.

Boosting Impact Investment in Natural Resources: Forestry and Land

Unlike mining, forestry is already a popular focus for impact investors. Many sustainable forestry enterprises have cropped up in recent years, working to conserve — and sustainably exploit — wooded environments across the globe, and these remain attractive investments. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing, though.

Unleashing Shared Value Through Content Marketing

This short contribution suggests that content and inbound marketing can be successfully employed for corporate social responsibility (CSR) communications and to enhance customer and employee engagement.