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.

Ann Taylor Loft Joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

ANN INC., the parent company of the leading women’s specialty retail fashion brands Ann Taylor and LOFT has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). What was the company’s record so far and was the company one of the leaders or the laggards before taking “a leadership position in joining the SAC”?

Solutions at the Confluence of Energy and Water

Water is energy-intensive, and energy is water-intensive. This resource yin and yang is at the heart of both challenges and solutions. Planning for the future involves rethinking these parallels, and investing heavily in energy and water efficiency and in a fundamental transformation toward a distributed resource model.

The New Green Deal for Energy Efficiency in the UK

The UK Green Deal allows people that live homes that are hard to heat to make improvements that are then paid for in installments over the next twenty years. These installments are added to their energy bill, which will have been reduced by the home improvements. In other words, you should never pay more than you save. Will it catch on?

Don’t Blame Google and Starbucks For Minimizing Their Tax Bills

Publicly traded companies like Google and Starbucks are fiduciarily beholden to their shareholders to maximize profits and minimize losses. Companies that fail to take advantage of tax loopholes made available by governmental tax codes are remiss in their financial duties and are subject to commensurate legal repercussions. If governments hope to raise additional revenue from corporations operating within their borders, they will have to alter their tax codes accordingly.

The Water-Energy Nexus in a Climate-Changed World

Climate is the third component of the water-energy nexus. No discussion on managing the energy-water nexus for a sustainable future is complete with considering the impacts and consequences of climate change.

Energy And Water Nexus

This energy-water crisis relates to nearly all of the present and future environmental problems confronting our planet – from climate change to fossil fuel dependence, from over-population to agricultural practices.

7 Reasons Consumers Resist Innovation

We humans are a funny bunch around new ideas. We’re excited to hear about them. But far less keen to act on them. So how can we break down irrational resistance to green innovation?

How Dell Gives Packaging a Sustainable Makeover

With the economic downturn, one might assume that companies would abandon its green initiatives like sustainable packaging in favor of cheaper alternatives but a PwC report released earlier this year – ‘Sustainable packaging: myth or reality’ – discovered quite the opposite.

What Every Small Business Owner Should Know about Generators

In the weeks after a natural disaster, the preparation a small business takes can make all the difference in getting profits moving again quickly. Chris will evaulate different options a small business has for gas and stand-by generators, evaluating costs and benefits to help make wise decisions to prepare for the next power outage.