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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Acer U.S. Operation Goes 100 Percent Green Power

The purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) puts Acer among the ranks of 100% green power businesses on the EPA’s growing Green Power Partnership. Acer Americas recently purchased over 27 million kilowatt-hours of green power made up of a mix of renewable electricity that includes electricity generated by wind and biomass.

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Canadian Companies and Charities Discuss the Future of Cause Marketing

Not that long ago cause marketing – leveraging a brand to encourage consumer participation in a cause effort – was the practice of just a few Canadian companies. Now cause marketing is considered an integral part of marketing for both business and charities. And, as evidenced at Toronto’s inaugural Companies and Causes Canada conference on Oct. 28, execution has become considerably more innovative, measured and refined based on evidence.

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Supercharge Your CSR Commitments Through Employee Engagement

As demonstrated at the Conference Board of Canada’s CSR Summit in Toronto Oct. 29-30, a number of Canada’s most successful companies are leveraging their corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments as opportunities to create fulfilling employee engagement opportunities.

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3p Weekend Conferences: CSR and Planning for the Unplanned at BSR ’14

At the 2014 BSR Conference, a group of though leaders assembled to discuss corporate responsibility and planning for the unplanned. We pulled some of our favorite quotes from the panel, so you can feel like you were there — even if you couldn’t make it to New York.

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Series RE-Launch: Sustainable Apparel Part II Debuts Tomorrow!

We’re thrilled to announce that Levi Strauss & Co., a longtime proponent of sustainability in the supply chain, has returned to support Part II for our article series on sustainable apparel. This time around, we’ll focus on the impact of consumers.