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.

How APP Sees the Forest Through the Trees

If you want to see just how complicated a supply chain can be, the operations of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) on Hainan Island, China, gives an idea of what goes into products that we often take for granted.

The Quick & Dirty: Kicking the Puppy

Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it, says 3p columnist Henk Campher.

SPECIAL SERIES: From Farm to Factory: A 3 Part Series on Social Impacts in Apparel

Fashion Transparency Starts With Workers

Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world with many moving parts. It can be difficult to navigate, especially for those who are on the ground doing the work. The good news is that a number of truly innovative businesses, organizations and movements are not only amplifying the voices of these workers, but are also on a mission to affect real, sustainable change.

Tackling Ageism in the Workplace

It’s been more than 40 years since ageism in the workplace was made illegal, yet today it is still a major social problem.

SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse

Think You Know the Three Rs of Waste Management? Think Again!

The three Rs — reduce, reuse, recycle — probably ring a bell from your childhood. But most people don’t know these repeating consonants represent the waste management hierarchy. Think of it as a comprehensive way to deal with waste in a way that is better for the planet and the people who dwell on it.

Trump Tower’s Public Gardens Aren’t as Public as They Should Be

Tucked inside Trump Tower is a collection of gardens and atriums open to the public. Never heard of them? You’re not alone. And now the presidential hopeful is getting push-back from the city for trying to privatize this public space even further, by closing it for campaign events and selling apparel sporting his “Make America Great Again” slogan.