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.

Bitter Fruit: Dole Sued for Greenwashing Guatemalan Banana Operations

A Seattle-based law firm has filed suit against Dole Food Company for making proclamations about corporate responsibility while sourcing bananas from an environmentally destructive supplier in Guatemala.

The lawsuit, filed on Nov. 13, 2012, claims that despite Dole’s best efforts to convince consumers of its social and environmental responsibility, the company knowingly purchased 290 million pounds of bananas from a Guatemalan plantation whose operations have destroyed wetlands and poisoned water sources with pesticides.

Andrew Winston Explains Why We Need More Paul Polmans

Andrew Winston, co-author of Green to Gold, who also advises some of the world’s biggest companies on environmental strategy, offered a very clear picture of the present and future challenges that every company should consider.

How Sustainable Consumerism Might Change the World

One could argue that the marketplace is become more democratic than it’s ever been. All of the awareness that the Occupy movement brought forth, might just be ready to “trickle down” into the marketplace.

Proctor & Gamble Sets High Sourcing Goals

The Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company, the largest consumer packaged goods company in the world, announced new goals last week for sourcing fiber for the pulp it uses to manufacture some of its products.