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.

SPECIAL SERIES: From Farm to Factory: A 3 Part Series on Social Impacts in Apparel

Brazil’s Political Turmoil Endangers 20 Years of Progress on Forced Labor

The political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including reforms that fight modern slavery. To gain some perspective on how Brazil’s struggles have affected workers’ and human rights, TriplePundit spoke with Mércia Silva, executive director of the NGO InPacto (Nation Pact Against Slavery).

TransUnion, Equifax Fined for Misleading Credit Scores

Do you know your credit score? Chances are, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the score you pay for may not be exactly the same as what a lender sees. And that’s a problem, says the bureau, because two of the three largest credit reporting agencies have been selling credit scores that don’t match the criteria lenders use.

Making Money (And A Difference) in Earth 2017

Smart and clean technologies are on the cusp of disruptively reshaping our buildings, vehicles and businesses. This mega trend is the business opportunity of the 21st century.

CSR is More Than a PR Strategy: How Companies Live Up to Their Claims

Modern consumers prefer to buy products or services from the businesses actively involved in corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. CSR is not just for public relations but must seriously to build a loyal brand impression. Keep these three factors in mind as you seek to craft a genuine policy.

Interview: Bringing the Family Business into the 21st Century

Joe Franquinha is the second-generation owner of Crest Hardware, a neighborhood general store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Bond Street sat down with Joe to learn more about how he modernized the family business for the 21st century and managed to keep it open in a rapidly changing neighborhood.

3p Weekend: Longreads for the New Year

Make the most of that holiday downtime with some of TriplePundit’s best original reporting on topics that are sure to stick around in 2017 and beyond.