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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Skills-Based Volunteering Fuels Innovation

Boehringer Ingelheim’s skill-based volunteer program is based on the idea that active — and proactive — involvement is essential in sustaining and renewing the environment we all share.

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Suppliers Need To Step Up Managing Climate Risks

Supply chains represent a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and climate-related risks to companies. So, how are suppliers assessing and managing climate risks?

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Super Bowl 50 Aims To Be the Greenest Ever

The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee says this year’s game will be the greenest one yet. The committee aims to achieve a “green legacy” by putting together what it describes as a “net-positive” event.

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The Low-Down On Sustainable Cotton

Cotton supports about 250 million people globally. But conventional cotton growing is just not sustainable. We spoke with Anita Chester, head of sustainable raw materials for the C&A Foundation, to find out more.

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Best Buy Weakens Industry-Leading Recycling Program

On Monday, Best Buy announced some significant and unfortunate changes to its electronics takeback and recycling program. Barbara Kyle of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition explains.

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Flint Water Crisis: Donations are Rolling In, But Will They Be Enough?

People around the country are rallying behind Flint, Michigan, and sending bottled water to residents in the wake of the city’s ongoing drinking water crisis. Some companies even pledged to continue until the problem is resolved. But will it be enough? And what to do with all that plastic?

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Bringing Your ‘Whole Self’ to Work Is Harder Than It Sounds

The running concept of bringing one’s ‘whole self’ to work is riddled with ideological flaws. As part of our continued discussion on diversity in the workplace, we spoke with diversity and inclusion strategist James Wright to gain a broader perspective on the topic.

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GRI and the SDG Compass: Moving Beyond the Report

The Paris Agreement and SDGs integrate the highest aspirations of the world community, defining the path for a world in transformation. Every sector of global society is called upon to be part of the process. For CEO Michael Meehan, engaging this multi-stakeholder approach is the foundation for the future of GRI and sustainability reporting in the context of our transformative economy.

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ISSP Certification Helping to Improve Sustainability for All

ISSP’s certification efforts do not seek to limit who can be engaged in sustainability work. Rather, ISSP and its partners are trying to ensure that those who are engaged have sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to really make the efforts count. ISSP looks forward to helping expand the number of organizations and individuals improving sustainability practices everywhere. There is no time to waste.

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Twitter Chat Recap: #PartnersNow — COP21 is Over, Now What?

Today, Mondelēz International, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), World Resources Institute (WRI) and TriplePundit came together for a conversation about cross-sector partnerships and their importance post-COP21, at #PartnersNow.