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.

energy

Let’s Change the Way We Talk About Energy

Two-thirds of people say there is not very much they can do to reduce household energy bills. This lack of awareness presents a massive opportunity.

Workers continue clean-up efforts as part of the Deepwater Horizon Response in Grand Isle, La., June 5, 2010

BP Op-Ed: Gulf Impacts Not So Bad!

BP is in hot water for publishing an “op/ed” from senior vice president of U.S. communications and external affairs, Geoff Morrell.

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Unpacking the Layers of Life Cycle Assessment

We have all heard the old axiom that states, “What gets measured gets managed.” But sustainability practitioners are frequently confronted with a tough question: “How do I measure that?”

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The Mustang Gets an EcoBoost for Its 50th Birthday

For the model’s 50th birthday, the folks at Ford Motor Co. decided to do things a bit differently by launching the first Mustang with EcoBoost. Even at 32 MPG on the highway, the EcoBoost produces more horsepower and torque than the Mustang GT engines did just 10 years ago.

net neutrality

Why Environmentalists Should Care About Net Neutrality

In order for environmentalism to continue to progress, we must include a new plank as central to our work: an Internet that is sustainable, democratic, and that is structurally adapted to facilitate and speed up the world-wide transition from fossil fuel to renewables.

Jessica Alba

Is Jessica Alba’s Diaper Company ‘Honest’ About Its Eco-Credentials?

The Honest Company, a line of eco-friendly baby, personal care and cleaning products dreamed up by Jessica Alba, has become wildly popular among parents looking for an alternative to Pampers and Johnson & Johnson. But, in a marketplace overcrowded with questionable celebrity products – from Suzanne Somer’s ThighMaster to Jessica Simpson’s line of edible cosmetics – is it any wonder a conscious consumer would approach a company created by a Hollywood actress with a heavy dose of skepticism?