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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Report: EPA Isn’t Properly Testing the Impact of Pesticides

Chemicals, when combined, can be more dangerous than alone. Yet, according to a new report from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed to properly test chemical mixtures in pesticides for years, putting all of us at risk.

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Rock The Green: Big Systems

This time we chatted with Joe Jones, president of Big Systems, a reseller of wide-format and 3-D printers, who donated the signage and banners for the Rock The Green festival in Milwaukee.

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How Social Responsibility Can Help Companies Disrupt

Globalization brings complexity and uncertainty, while innovation creates new and unfamiliar realities, unprecedented situations, and potential conflict. And, when the two interact, the result can be disruptive technologies.

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Don’t Swallow: Rio Faces Health Concerns Ahead of Summer Games

With the Olympic Games due to start this weekend, Rio de Janeiro is far behind in its pledge to clean up polluted shorelines. So, doctors are arming athletes with sage advice: If you plan to compete in Rio’s sewage-laden waters, keep your mouth closed.

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Seventh Generation Establishes An Internal Carbon Tax

“The carbon tax anchors our greenhouse gas reduction strategy in the heart of our business, activating our entire organization in support of our 2020 goal to obtain our energy from non-fossil fuel sources,” said CEO John Replogle in a statement.

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Mergers in the Sustainable MBA Scene

The aughts saw a plethora of new Sustainable MBA programs launch and expand. Is Presidio Graduate School’s acquisition of Pinchot University (formerly known as Bainbridge Graduate Institute) the sign of things to come?

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All Innovation Is Not Created Equal

Innovation 2.0 is about innovating with a broader social and environmental purpose, while keeping an eye toward market demands.

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3 Steps to Effectively Measure Philanthropic Impact

Versaic, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the Rensselaerville Institute worked together to develop a results-focused plan for the hotel chain’s corporate philanthropy initiatives. Here’s what they learned.