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.

Bees, Almonds and Ice Cream: Häagen-Dazs Makes the Connection

If ever there were a canary in a coal mine, the wild bee in the almond patch is it: The decline in pollinator populations could have broad-sweeping effects for global agriculture. Ice cream purveyor Häagen-Dazs wants to do its part to save the bees — and one of its key ingredients, the California almond.

Your Funding Was Cut . . . Now What?

Nonprofits and small companies across the country could see funding dry up if President Donald Trump’s budget proposed budget goes through. Sustainability strategy consultant Joanne Sonenshine offers some advice.

Pepsi Cuts Jobs Over Philly Soda Tax

The “tiny” tax on sweetened drinks would allow the city of Philadelphia to expand education programs, spruce up recreation facilities and put some money aside for rainy-day needs. But demand for soda products has slipped to the point that jobs are affected, say some local analysts.

Uber’s Leadership Crisis Demonstrates How Values Impact Brand

A steady drip of negative stories over the past several weeks has snowballed into a full communications crisis for Uber — one that peaked recently, as CEO Travis Kalanick fought through tears to admit that the time has come to “grow up” and that he needs “leadership help.”

GM, Herman Miller Partner on Detroit Waste Diversion

GM is planning a billion-dollar office maker. And it’s partnering with Herman Miller are partnering with the environmental firm Green Standards to find new homes for tons of old office furniture.