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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Vertical Farm Takes Food Production to New Heights

In the city of Newark, New Jersey, a company known as Aero Farms has decided to build a new $30 million corporate headquarters in an abandoned steel mill, which will include a vertical farm. When complete, the 69,000-square-foot facility will grow roughly 2 million pounds of baby greens and herbs, creating 78 new jobs in an area with an unemployment rate that is twice the national average.

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How Corporations Are Helping Curb the Global Water Footprint

The lack of awareness – let alone knowledge – of the global water shortage is dangerous. Can anyone wake up American consumers to this growing problem? You bet, and corporations are at the heart of efforts to curb the global water footprint.

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Practical Ways To Incorporate A Holistic Wellness Program into Your Organization

Many companies are incorporating holistic wellness programs into their work environments. These programs include many aspects of optimal health, including physical, emotional and spiritual. For small businesses with limited resources, here are some ideas to easily implement a holistic wellness program into your company.


American Humane Association: The Challenges of Policing Animal Abuse

It’s been tough for Foster Farms. A year-long string of antibiotic-resistant salmonella cases, plant issues and now an animal cruelty complaint. But major animal welfare advocates really want to know how its certifying agency, the American Humane Association, could have missed the signs of abuse on the plant floor. According to one publication and a host of animal advocates from Hollywood, more questions need to be asked.

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Masdar’s Solar Hub Provides Unique Test Facility in the Middle East

Despite the obvious advantages of an ever-shining sun, the Middle East is actually less than ideal for solar power — explaining, at least in part, why its development of solar power has been slow. This is what motivated the folks at Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, to establish the Masdar Solar Hub: a state-of-the art solar testing and R&D hub for photovoltaic and solar thermal technology.


How Energy Regulations Actually Help Improve Organizations

Regulations, whether mandated by governments or by industries, are often scoffed at and belittled as an annoyance that hinders progress and innovation and harms business. When it comes to sustainable business practices, recent mandates and current regulations may also be viewed as stifling productivity, but they are actually here to disrupt our ways of thinking, acting and conducting business – for the better.


A Better Way of Doing Business

Much of today’s organizational management mindset (whether corporate, nonprofit, government institution or startup) is rooted in a flawed logic about how the world works.


4 Ways to Tell If a Company Is Really ‘Green’

Walk down the aisle of any grocery store, and it’ll be easy to see that there’s a growing trend toward eco-friendly practices and products. Then look online and you’ll see the same thing. But, how can you tell if a company is truly committed to environmental sustainability, or if it’s just trying to cash in on the ever-growing eco-friendly market? Read on to find out.


Why Isn’t That Recruiter Getting Me a Job?

Sorry for the disappointing news but recruiters work for companies, not candidates. If you want to land your dream sustainability job, you need to understand these mechanisms to make the recruitment process work for you rather than against you.


The Quick & Dirty: The Future of Business is in the Past

Businesses somehow lost their reason to exist, and now people are starting to look for the values they share with your company because it is mostly absent. Back in the “good old days,” it wasn’t a question to ask. It wasn’t something to look for. It was right there – expressed by the handshake of the store owner, in the active role that a business took to ensure that community’s overall welfare and progression.