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.

The Case for Sourcing Beef from the Amazon

McDonald’s caught heat for its decision to once again source beef from some Amazon-based ranches in Brazil. The reversal, coming 27 years after the fast food giant said no to Amazon beef, deserves a closer look.

Certification and Eco-Labels: Alive and Kicking?

Over the last 20 years, sustainability standards have been used successfully across many industries. But now comes the hard part. All sustainability tools, including certification, need to engage late adopters, says Lara Koritzke of ISEAL Alliance.

How to Build an Inclusive Economy Through Employee Ownership

As baby boomer business owners retire and want to sell, there is a unique opportunity for a massive transition of privately-held companies to employee ownership, said Marjorie Kelly, senior fellow and executive vice president of the Democracy Collaborative.

Why We Need to Hold Corporate Carbon Producers Accountable

What responsibility do the world’s fossil fuel giants bear for climate change? And what role should they play now, given that the Paris climate accord has committed nearly 200 nations to move to a low-carbon future? The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently compiled a scorecard to help answer these questions.