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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3p Weekend: 10 Companies That Stand for LGBT Equality

As marriage equality legislation makes its way through courtrooms across the country, it’s clear that equality will soon be the norm rather than the exception. While some companies still hang on walls of shame across the blogosphere for their persistent opposition to LGBT equality, an ever-growing list of forward-thinking firms are turning up the volume in their support for diversity.

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Coal Companies Accused of Shortchanging Taxpayers on Export Royalties

It may come as a surprise to learn that much of the coal that is mined in this country is mined under lease arrangement on federal land. Because this land belongs to the American people, its commercial uses should be generating revenue to help offset taxes, in the form of rents and royalties. It does indeed do so, though some have questioned whether the amounts collected represent the true market value of the coal, or if, in fact, artificially low prices are not only depriving the American people of fair revenues, but also encouraging more coal mining and coal burning than might otherwise occur if the coal were priced fairly.

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VW Covers Sustainability Bases with Ultra Low-Carbon e-Golf

VW has elaborated the most complete vision yet of ultra low-carbon personal transportation with the introduction of the 2015 e-Golf. Besides funding conservation projects through the purchase of carbon offset credits, e-Golf ownership offers a home EV charging solution, access to a nationwide network of EV charging stations, and preferential terms on the purchase of a home solar-energy storage system.

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Millennials are Changing the Investment Conversation

Amidst all the talk about the trillions of dollars in wealth transfer and flood of stats coming out about millennials, I thought I’d spend some time talking about what I see millennial investors doing as it relates to investing. I do so from my role at Calvert Foundation, working with investors, their financial advisors, their brokerage firms, and the entrepreneurs and organizations creating local solutions in their communities.

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Redefining Gross Domestic Product to Account for Sustainability

GDP doesn’t actually tell us much about the value of natural capital, like clean air or healthy forests. Such natural goods and services, despite their great economic contributions, are largely viewed as free. We need a better metric that accounts for not only monetized economic wealth but, more importantly, includes vital environmental and social factors.

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Recycling is Built Into Bacardi

Recycling old materials is built into Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, and is part of the company’s history. Bacardi founder, Don Facundo Bacardi Masso, opened his first distillery in 1862, and repurposing old whiskey barrels was part of his original plan.

Julius Tapper of TD Bank Group and four other millennial change-makers discuss their feelings about impact investing in a recent issue of GreenMoney.

The Millennials Perspective on Impact Investing

GreenMoney’s new issue has an impressive set of five articles that all come from millennial voices and deal with their approaches to investing and business.

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Kimberly-Clark & Greenpeace: #ForestSolutions Twitter Chat Recap

Join TriplePundit and Aman Singh for a Twitter chat with Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace about their working relationship and sustainability success stories. The chat will take place on August 5 at 1 p.m. EDT at #ForestSolutions.