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.

Facebook Improves Transparency, But Groups Say More Work to Do

Facebook will allow a media watchdog to review its ad metrics in an effort to show accountability to its advertisers. Meanwhile, some conservative leaders and a coalition of civil and consumer rights groups question whether the social media giant is being totally transparent in how it presents information.

3p Weekend: Are Boycotts the New Normal?

The first weeks of the Donald Trump administration were tumultuous at best. But among the policy disputes, we’re noticing another curious trend: boycotts galore.

NRDC: Trump’s 2-for-1 Regulation Order is an ‘Abuse of Discretion’

For every new regulation passed by a federal agency, two must be revoked. That’s the idea behind an executive order passed early in Donald Trump’s presidency. But a group of nonprofits called the order “capricious” and say it could hurt agencies’ ability to protect public safety.

The Changing Climate of CSR in 2017

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is beginning to change along with today’s volatile political climate — and it may soon affect all aspects of our lives.

Airbnb Ups the Ante on Refugee Commitment

Last week Airbnb offered free housing to refugees and others affected by the controversial U.S. travel ban. In an email to users, the company said it was encouraged by the outpouring of support and planned to up the ante by housing 100,000 people in need over the next five years.

97 Top Tech Companies Line Up Against Trump

Donald Trump is bleeding support from top U.S. business leaders by the bucket: In the latest news, 97 top tech companies joined in one massive legal brief against the so-called Muslim ban.