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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The News That Never Was: Goldman Sachs’ $5 Billion Mortgage Fraud Settlement

Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $5.1 billion in penalties for its part in the mortgage crisis that led to the 2008 recession — except it won’t, really. With good behavior and negotiated benefits, Goldman Sachs’ penalty for deceiving investors in one of Wall Street’s greatest scandals will likely be at least a $1 billion less.

Peabody Energy declared bankruptcy last week. Some were surprised; others not so much. One such investor

Will Bad Companies Fail? Want To Bet?

“If you’re divesting from bad companies and you believe they’re going to fail, why not go further? Why not short them?,” asks Dale Wannen, founder of socially-responsible hedge fund Sustainvest Asset Management.

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Mars To Distinguish ‘Everyday’ and ‘Occasional’ Foods

Privately-owned food giant Mars is raising the bar with a bold, yet potentially slippery, new approach toward food labeling. What stands out most is the company’s drive to label “everyday” versus “occasional” foods.

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Twitter Chat Recap: #YumCSR w/ Yum! Brands

Today, TriplePundit and the experts at Yum! Brands came together to discuss how one of the world’s largest restaurant companies is celebrating its successes, while continuously working to elevate enterprise-wide sustainability efforts. Click to read the full synopsis.

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Sustainability is About Saving Sport, Says Adidas

Athletic apparel giant Adidas announced that it is retooling its sustainability strategy in order to ensure that sporting activities will long endure. “Sport Needs a Space” is the company’s new mantra.

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Social Good Fashion Turns to Biomimicry and Tech

What if your clothes mimicked nature? A collection of fashionable garments, designed for social good by the students and alumni at the Parsons’ Design and Technology Program, were exhibited at SXSW and drew significant attention.

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TaDah Foods Promotes Eating Good and Doing Good

Five years ago, the company’s founder, John Sorial, set out to create super inventive, high-quality, insanely delicious East Mediterranean cuisine with a purpose. He has since built a thriving social enterprise which promotes eating good, doing good and changing the world.

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The Rise of Eco-Athleisure

From the birth of the mainstream “athleisure” movement to boundary-pushing icons like Serena Williams, fashion has inspired many of us to suck it up and hit the gym in the style. We, as consumers, have the power to demand pragmatic innovation and change our purchasing behavior to support a more sustainable business model in the industry.

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The Business Case for E-Cycling

Do you have an old flip phone or game system in your basement or garage just gathering dust? Businesses may have old equipment lying around as well. What they do with it can have not only a major impact on not only their bottom line, but also our planet’s future and human health.