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.

Sustainable Commodity Sectors Can Prevent Instability

How can business help advance international sustainability goals and prevent global instability? This is the question being explored by leading companies, civil society and the United Nations at the 2016 Private Sector Forum this week.

The New ‘Plastics and Sustainability’ Report: Greenwash or Wake-Up Call?

There is no disputing that plastic has brought positive benefits to our economy. But the single-use, throw-away application of so many plastic products results in a bevy of problems. These issues should be the overriding message and warning call to our communities from this report.

Twitter Chat Recap: #GM100 with GM, WWF & The Climate Group

GM, WWF, the Climate Group and TriplePundit discussed GM’s 100% renewable energy goal amidst the backdrop of Climate Week NYC. This goal, along with the pursuit of electrified vehicles and efficient manufacturing, is part of the company’s overall approach to strengthening its business, improving communities and addressing climate change.

Taking Care of Business in the High-Road Economy

Raising the minimum wage. Guaranteeing paid family leave. Increasing employee ownership. “Banning the box” to give applicants who’ve served time a fair chance at a job. These widely different policies have one thing in common: They benefit not just the worker, but also the bottom line.

For Impact Companies, ‘Exit’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Some entrepreneurs feel exits involve private equity vampires swooping down on hapless impact companies, stripping them of their missions and selling them off to the highest bidder. But some takeaways from SOCAP16 prove this isn’t always the case.