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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Apple Talks Corporate Social Responsibility

Get an inside glimpse of Apple’s corporate responsibility effort from Jacky Haynes, senior director of supplier responsibility for the tech giant.

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Why Sacred Places Should Matter, Even to Business Folks

The PR-push to proclaim national parks as “America’s Best Idea” missed an important historic fact: Sacred places are the oldest protected areas on the planet. These places protect biodiversity and old ways of life.

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Why We Should Teach Everyone Character

Character, also known as emotional intelligence, doesn’t need to come from blood, sweat, tears and a stint in Outward Bound. It can be taught.

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Removing the Stigma Faced by ‘Girls’ Who Code

While the statistics are still grim, the number of women employed in the tech field is growing, shifting the perception that coding is a man’s game. That’s good news for folks who are looking to close the pay gap.

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Collaborative Conservation: Taking the Lead on Climate Resilience

As we confront the fact that we’ve long since surpassed greenhouse gas concentrations that will irrevocably change the climate, we have to ask: What can “sustainability” achieve for future generations at this point? How will business lead on critical environmental issues in the coming decades? McGee Young, CEO of MeterHero, addresses these questions and more.

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The Green Sports Movement’s Next Horizon: Game-Day Food

The green sports movement’s next great horizon lies in the lifecycle of food, the environmental impact of producing it and fans’ relationship to it. Now is the time to engage fans in a conversation about the impact of their food consumption habits. There is just too much at “steak” not to!

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When Toxic Flame Retardants Were Good For You

For five years, companies that make toxic flame retardant chemicals told us that they had hard science to show that their products save lives. Without flame retardants in all of our furniture, they’d say, thousands of children would die in house fires every year. That’s untrue. Here’s the story of the man who crafted the message.

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3p Weekend: 10 Hottest Headlines of the Year

Did you miss out on any of the year’s biggest news? There’s only one way to find out. Give that inbox a break, and spend five minutes catching up on the hottest sustainability headlines of 2015.

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The Corporate Risk of Climate Change

While public companies are required to disclose risk in their financial reporting, there is little incentive for them to actually blame climate change.

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Why Facebook’s Internet.org is so Controversial in Asia

Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet.org initiative has a noble stated goal to bring Internet access to the billions around the world currently lacking it. However, the free application launched in Indonesia and India to waves of backlash from net neutrality activists and widespread concerns that it was promoting a Facebook-centric Web.

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Sustainability Brand Valuation Measures Up

Sustainability proponents know intuitively that sustainability’s contribution to corporate value is great but that we have generally failed to convince skeptics that estimating sustainability ROI is less than impossible. Emerging methods based on once thought “nutty” brand-value methodologies are demonstrating that sustainability investments have substantial tangible and intangible value.