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.

Volkswagen Plans Massive Job Cuts

VW plans to cover fines related to its emissions fiasco with the money it’ll save on employment and pensions. The move also signals a new direction for the company with heavy investment in electric vehicles and other emerging technologies.

Scaling Responsible Retail Supply Chains

By evaluating supply chain operations, small retailers are uncovering cost-savings, sustainability opportunities and chances to increase employee engagement, says Joe Carpenter of the Climate Action Business Association.

Ford Sets Aggressive Goals For Water Savings

Back in 2000, Ford invested in a fact-finding mission to save water — and money along with it. The automaker saved 10.6 billion gallons of water between 2000 and 2015. And that’s just a start.

SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond

The Business Case for Black Lives

For the last 18 months, minorities in this country have endured collective trauma over this arduous and agonizing presidential campaign and the racist rhetoric that accompanied it. President-elect Trump’s success leaves our value as citizens under question, but if our actual lives don’t matter, our sheer buying power should mean something.

Fossil Fuel Companies Pack Rooms at COP22

The Sierra Club and ExxonMobil are granted the same privileges under the rules governing the U.N.’s international climate change negotiations. This presents a clear conflict of interest, a group led by the delegations of Nigeria and Ecuador said at COP22.

3p Weekend: 9 Companies Doing Giving Tuesday Right

Next week is Thanksgiving. This day of food and family is followed quickly by a long weekend of overconsumption. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, there are lots of ways to scoop up deals at the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season.

But for the past four years, the following Tuesday brought us back to our roots with a global day of philanthropy and giving — and it has paid dividends for nonprofits. Here are ten corporate Giving Tuesday campaigns to inspire you.

Decarbonization Beyond Paris and Marrakech

Beyond analysis of Paris scenarios, it is worth looking at some of the core drivers behind decarbonization beyond high-level policy or regulation, says EOS Climate CEO Joe Madden.