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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The Key to Improving Career Readiness Among College Graduates

There’s no debate that society thrives when students succeed. Yet research indicates that our nation’s students are leaving college unprepared for what lies ahead. Colleges and universities alone cannot solve this problem. Addressing the skills gap requires a coordinated effort between educational institutions, businesses, government and nonprofits.

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Why Don’t More Companies Invest in CSR?

The question led me to reflect on the many different arguments companies make against investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Although the arguments vary based on the individual company and its leadership, some broad themes resonated in my response.

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4 Steps for Going Paperless: No Excuses

It’s true that there’s no magic wand you can use to make your documents disappear while simultaneously digitizing them. But like most things in business, going paperless is possible — and easier than you think — with a phased approach.

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How Does a Twitter Chat Work?

So, you’ve learned about one of our Twitter Chats and RSVP’d? Excellent! Now, how in the world do these work? This is a step-by-step guide which should help, whether you’re completely new to Twitter or have some basic experience.

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Turning (Less) Water into Wine

In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely limiting the amount of water available for production, and threatening the viability of the entire operation. Here’s how it turned water risk into water efficiency.

Ernesto Ore (far right) explains the history of the Maras salt mines in Peru's Sacred Valley.

The Best Job in the World?

For 10 years, Ernesto Ore has trekked the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with around eight REI tour groups a year, but he says it never gets old. “I’m happy to share my culture,” he told 3p, “and I think I have the best job in the world.”

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How One Sustainability Pro Broke Out of Her Silo

Sandy Nessing, managing director of sustainability and EHS strategy and design for American Electric Power, explains the keys to breaking out of silos: “Communication. Appreciation. Listening. You need to have all three to break down silos. You need to build trust with people, that they know you have their back. You have to listen to what they are saying and what they are not saying as well. You need to learn about their job.”

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Can Sustainability Pros Break Out of These Six Silos?

One of the biggest reasons for the corporate social responsibility (CSR)/sustainability movement was to open up silos and collect data across entire organizations and supply chains. It was step one: Let’s just find out what we are doing.