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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Major U.K. Bank Bans All-Male Management Shortlists

The U.K.’s financial sector, much like North America’s tech industry, is still struggling to expand gender diversity in its ranks. But Lloyds Banking Group has come up with a novel answer: It’s banned shortlists that don’t include a certain percentage of eligible women candidates and warned headhunters that their services to Lloyds may be impacted if they can’t comply with the request. Ouch!

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Uber’s Unethical Astro-Turfing: A Sign of Things to Come?

Uber turns the users of its app into a lobbying tool against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even though it is a multibillion-dollar company that is far, far bigger than any taxi company (many of which are independently-operated small businesses), Uber painted itself as a victim and told users to fight back against “special interests,” despite all the evidence that the biggest special interest in this fight is … none other than Uber itself.

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Sustainable Hangers Divert Waste from Landfills

Starting next month, billions of one-use, virgin plastic hangers now going into landfills each year will be replaced by greener hangers through a shipping and retailing program. Made from 100 percent FSC-certified recycled fiberboard and soy-based inks, the innovative new hangers are are recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.

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The Diminishing Tuna: Round Two

How do you stop the extinction of a species? That seems to be today’s big question, especially when it comes to finding world consensus on overfishing.

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Green Electronics in an Age of Endless Innovation

Global smartphone sales reached 1 billion in 2013 and 1.2 billion in 2014. By comparison, television sales may fall to below 200 million this year. There are profound trends in the works in the IT industry as our gadgets become increasingly mobile and sophisticated, with users demanding huge energy efficiency gains.

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Is It Time to Scrap the Annual Review?

Having recently read the report about Accenture scrapping its annual performance review process and replacing it with something far more ‘fluid,’ I find myself reaching for my skeptic’s hat.

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Sharing Economy Comes to Outdoor Gear

From the love of the outdoors and a dream to create a more sustainable world, Warren Neilson and Joel Cesare created StokeShare: a marketplace that allows you to experience any outdoor activity you can think of without the expensive cost of gear. Rachel Odenweller of Near Me sat down with Neilson to talk about how StokeShare came about, as well as his goals for the future.

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3p Weekend: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Clif Bar

We’re big fans of Clif Bar here at TriplePundit. But, after touring the company’s creative workspace and learning more about how it does business, our love affair with Clif Bar & Co. just got a little more serious. Read on for 10 things you probably didn’t know about your favorite energy bar brand, so we can all be obsessed together.

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Setting Goals for Diversity: The Silicon Valley Challenge

You know it can’t be a good sign when a congressional caucus turns up at your door to ask about your diversity numbers. But it’s also an indicator of the changes taking place in business these days — particularly in the under-diversified Silicon Valley.

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Catalyzing the Purpose-Driven Employee

When organizations invest in purpose-driven senior employees, integrate purpose into recruiting and view purpose as a lens for innovation, the business benefits.

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Wellness Programs: You’re Throwing Money Away If You Only Focus On Engagement

As wellness spending skyrockets, employers are beginning to ask whether all of that money is delivering the results they’re looking for. And as business leaders search for an answer, one thing has become clear: A wellness program that isn’t rooted in long-term behavioral change won’t deliver the results you want.

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Taking a Stance on Sustainability: Start Internally

Companies need to move beyond nominal, local sustainability efforts and embed sustainability into the global company culture to create meaningful change. Here are some suggestions on how to make internal progress.

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Obama’s Carbon Emissions Plan is Good News for Business

By E. Freya Williams As President Obama unveiled his plan to curb carbon emissions from America’s power plants this week, opposition ranged from West Virginia’s attorney general Patrick Morrisey who said the plan will “severely harm…the US economy” to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who labeled it “bad for business.” The President anticipated these objections, and … Continued