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.

FDA Delays Nutrition Label Sugar Upgrade, Despite Go-Ahead from Manufacturers

The Trump administration has put a hold on the new nutrition labels that would have made it easier for consumers to tell how much added sugar was in their processed foods. And the Union of Concerned Scientists, which had a role in crafting new dietary guidelines and the new label, has vowed to fight the delay.

The World’s Leaders in Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Has Some Surprises

The NGO Solidaridad released its annual sustainable cotton rankings. The survey’s researchers considered initiatives that are transforming the apparel industry, such as the Better Cotton Initiative and fair trade certification programs, and also evaluated various companies’ policies, sourcing and traceability.

China’s Solar Industry: What a Trade Dispute Could Mean for Solar Installers

President Trump is determined to ensure that U.S. businesses aren’t overshadowed by foreign industries. But what happens when a U.S. industry that that has relied for years on international suppliers suddenly finds that its resources are being impacted by U.S. tariffs designed to “boost” a relatively small domestic group of manufacturers? Some say that’s the worrisome future of the U.S. solar industry.

Green Champions Counter the Pessimists of the World

In the blog series Conversation with Green Champions, Rolland president Philip Rundle chats with colleagues and customers, all leaders committed to sustainability within their respective organizations. There will always be some unable to let go of their cynicism. Rundle’s conversations help clarify the counter-narrative.

SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry

Charmin and Bounty Manufacturing Now Powered by Biomass

Yesterday, Procter & Gamble opened a new biomass plant in Albany, Ga. The plant is powered by renewable materials such as wood chips, pecan shells, and peanuts hulls. In an effort to move away from natural gas and petroleum-powered plants, the new biomass plant will create 100 percent of the steam used to run the P&G Albany Charmin and Bounty plant.

These Companies Step Up After Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico

Many citizens have been frustrated by the perceived lack of response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, there are companies that have been stepping up in their quest to assist the island home to 3.4 million citizens. Here are a few extending a much-needed helping hand.

The NFL Has a Paid Patriotism Problem

Many within the sports world were either inspired or infuriated as dozens of NFL players took a knee while the U.S. national anthem was played before games over the weekend. Of course, the background behind the controversy is a lot more nuanced than the U.S. president and some activists would have you believe.

Facebook Could Sure Benefit from Embedded Sustainability Strategy

Facebook can can no longer hide behind its claims the company is merely a “technology platform.” If corporate responsibility had been more central to the company’s strategy, it could have avoided this scandal of hate speech, Russian ads and racial profiling in which it is currently embroiled.