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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Prison Phone Calls Prove Costly for Family Members

The private phone business going on in American prisons leaves family members and friends of the incarcerated emptying their pockets for just minutes of conversation. In some states, like Pennsylvania, a 15-minute call to certain prisons can cost an upward of $12 — it would be around 60 cents for a similar non-prison call.

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General Mills Writes an Animals’ Declaration of Freedom

General Mills, the company behind brands like Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Bisquick, Progresso and Hamburger Helper, announced it’s going to start requiring its egg, dairy and meat farmers to treat animals better.

Does Archimedes hold the key to inspiring change at your organization?

Physics and the Science Behind Leading Change

We see that change, particularly fundamental change, is difficult to achieve. Unless, of course, you remember an important lesson from Archimedes and create a big lever.

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How Walmart and Costco Can Shift the Food Industry on Animal Welfare

Both Walmart and Costco have been in the news this summer for their positions on animal welfare. While Walmart has been lauded for its new animal welfare policy, Costco has been at the center of an undercover investigation involving the treatment of laying hens by a supplier. But both Walmart and Costco can expand on this movement to grow their consumer appeal and move the entire food industry toward improved animal welfare.

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7 Hot Trends in Employee Engagement

What direction is employee engagement headed? Who owns employee engagement, and what does its future suggest? Read on for seven characteristics and themes emerging in the sphere of employee engagement.

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Even in Business, Trust Leads to Growth

Last month, members of the Consumer Goods Forum, representing more than 400 top multinationals in the consumer goods industry, gathered to discuss a topic near and dear to our hearts here at 3p: trust as the foundation for growth.

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Fossil Fuel Climate Deception Spans Three Decades

A new report reveals that fossil fuel companies began working actively to derail conversations around climate change as early as 1981 — seven years before the issue hit the national stage.

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Why Meaning Beats Marketing

These days you’ll hear lots about growth-hacking, social media savvy, PR pushes and marketing. Tom Chi, part of the founding team of Google X, thinks it’s important to add one more option to that list: making your product more meaningful.

Service members and veterans engage with civilian employers at a veteran hiring event in Orlando, Florida.

10 Problems Military Vets Ecounter When Jobseeking

Veterans who have returned from active military duty often need to obtain employment and reintegrate into civilian life. Despite all the veteran benefits offered by the government and various DVBE organizations, many employers hesitate to add veterans to their workforce.

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Photos: Audi Sponsors Landfill Gas Capture in Utah

Geoff Livingston visited the Trans-Jordan landfill in Utah as part of a documentary team. The Photographer and blogger was tasked with producing digital content for the carbon-offset program Audi supports in partnership with 3Degrees. This program offsets the assembly, distribution and the first 50,000 miles of driving for the Audi A3 e-tron, a plug-in hybrid electric car coming this fall.

Unilever Crowdsources Sustainability Innovations

Unilever recently unveiled the new Foundry Ideas platform at the Cannes Lions Festival. It will amplify the company’s current efforts, acting as a hub for consumers and entrepreneurs to work together to tackle sustainability challenges.