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.

Restorative Justice: A Framework For Our Lives

Restorative justice gives us a model to change the narrative, flip the script, and right the wrongs of past consumption. Workers around the world enter industries like the global garment sector for economic empowerment. And our future purchase offer an opportunity for us to help this promise be fulfilled.

Purpose Brands Can Be the Next President

While relatively new as a global citizen, the purpose-driven brand has been recently asked to take on a newer and more complicated role. Can these companies rise to the task?

A Year in CSR: The Top 10 Trends of 2016

As the year draws to a close, Cone Communications evaluated a years’-worth of corporate social responsibility (CSR) trends to bring you the top 10 trends of 2016.

These 6 Solar Innovations Could Help Transform Our World

Solar energy has transformed how we live in our homes, how we travel throughout the world, and even how we communicate with others, near and far. The last few years have been a boon for solar advancements. And if 2016 is anything to go by, solar will continue to transform our world in ways we have yet to imagine.

How Social Consciousness Can Drive Financial Success

Doing good and generating attractive returns don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Combining social justice with financial return can have many far-reaching implications. Here are some lessons to help you lead your organization toward these goals.

Policy Points: 5 Steps to Make Government Encourage Business as Force for Good

The incoming administration is looking to be “business-friendly.” But what about the needs of socially responsible businesses? If you strive to run your business in an environmentally and socially sustainable way, it’s time stand up for it in public and with policymakers. It’s time to become an activist for business as a force for good.

Motivating Employees in the New Year: Three Tips to Increase Participation in Sustainability Programs

The new year presents a great opportunity to hit refresh on your company’s sustainability goals and allows employees to re-prioritize their sustainability habits. With the spirit of the new year in mind, here are three tips for motivating employees to participate in sustainability programs to help make 2017 your organization’s most environmentally-friendly one yet.

Portland Takes Aim at Inequality with CEO Tax

All corporations operating within the city must now pay an additional 10 percent tax if the CEO receives more than 100 times the salary of the lowest paid employee. The city commissioner, who wants to use the funds to end homelessness, explained: “Of course, this reform alone will not close our nation’s economic divide. But it does send a powerful message that our community is ready to take a stand against the extreme inequality that harms all of us.”

America’s Top 5 Renewable Energy Companies

America’s top five corporate renewable energy purchasers prove the U.S. can widely adopt renewable energy. And it shows business can continue to lead the way regardless of who is in the White House.

Rex Tillerson: From Climate Con Artist to Secretary of State

The ExxonMobil CEO’s chummy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin raised plenty of eyebrows. But his role in promoting climate denial and blocking government efforts to address global warming should be equally distressing.