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.

Costco, the Genuine Retail CSR Leader?

Could Costco possibly be the most genuine leader when it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and governance? While most big box retailers insist on paying low wages with the claim that thin margins require reduced labor costs, Costco for years has been breaking the mold. These shifts in business practices are great news for fish, pigs and of course, the environment and our health.

Office Paper: When In Doubt, Don’t “Toss It Out”

Recycling “correctly” has gotten more difficult than ever. Here’s a guide to the most common types of paper product found in office environments and what happens to them after you stick them in the blue bin.

The New “Unique Selling Proposition” for Sustainability

Changing to become more sustainable as a society will take a long time while the planet we live on is undergoing its own rapid change. Uncovering Sustainable Potential should become the new USP because if we don’t start soon to get into the details of what needs to be done, then nothing will change.

Cornell Establishes Sustainable Seafood in the Ivy League

In recent years, several food businesses like Costco, Shaw’s, Walmart, and Safeway have been knuckling down on sustainable seafood programs and product labeling in order to provide more (accurate) Earth-conscious options for consumers. In fact, a recent study conducted by non-profit Oceana suggested that seafood may be mislabeled as often as 31-58 percent of the … Continued

Walmart Installs Massive Wind Power Turbine in California

While Walmart has not given a deadline of when the retail giant plans on reaching that 100 percent renewables goal, the movement towards powering the company’s operations with clean energy continues to take baby steps. Walmart revealed another step with its wind power agenda by unveiling its first large-scale wind turbine project in Red Bluff, California.

Ray Anderson, One Year Later: A Supplier’s Perspective

A year ago this week, Ray Anderson, founder of InterfaceFLOR and a leading sustainable business pioneers of this generation, passed away. We interviewed the CEO of one of the company’s suppliers for some insight.

Starbucks’ Extra Shot of Energy (Efficiency)

Starbucks is hosting an energy efficiency competition among ten of its own stores to see who can cut electricity use the most in 30 days. The competition, sponsored by the coffee company and Snohomish County Public Utility District in Washington State, is part of a one-year project to utilize energy data to influence behaviors and reduce energy consumption.

The Purposeful Office

The dream of a “paperless office” has given way to a “purposeful office” – an environment that embraces the responsible, sustainable selection, use, recovery and recycling of paper. Help your office work smarter and more efficiently by minimizing environmental impact and keeping paper out of landfills.