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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Chiquita Sued For Deceptive Sustainability Claims

Last month, Chiquita Brands International received notice of a lawsuit filed by Seattle-based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) accusing the company of deceptive advertising practices. Specifically, the company claims in their advertising that their “bananas are farmed in an ecologically friendly and sustainable manner.” This, according to WASH founder Eric John Harrison, “is far from the truth.”

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5 Reasons You Should Become a Certified B Corp

The particular benefits that are most attractive to you will vary depending on your industry, your goals and objectives, and where you are in the life cycle of your business (e.g., whether you are seeking capital, entering a new market or planning for succession). Author Ryan Honeyman was most attracted to the quality of the community.

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Do ‘Clicktivism’ and the Online Petition Really Go Too Far?

Clicktivism is a going enterprise – but should it be? Should entrepreneurs that come up with ways to fast-track social activism be able to make money – say, in the millions? Or should our favorite charities be required to handle that networking themselves? And what about the one-person activist that really, really wants to change a small part of the world?

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SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Lindsey Engh

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Triple Pundit chats with winner Lindsey Engh at the SOCAP14 conference.

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SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Mary Voelbel

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Triple Pundit chats with winner Mary Voelbel at the SOCAP14 conference.

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How to Genuinely Offset Your Emissions

Carbon offsets can effectively reduce our environmental impact or that of our companies. But to do this, offsets must be carefully selected and used for the right reasons. This guide is meant to demonstrate how to genuinely offset carbon emissions.

PurView is UL’s new cloud-based software that helps manufacturers and retailers choose products based on their environmental and social responsibility profiles.

New Technology Helps Companies Choose Products, Ingredients Based on Sustainability

How can a manufacturer reformulate a cleaning product to contain fewer harmful chemicals, and how can a retailer stock its shelves with more eco-friendly merchandise? UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a product safety testing and certification company, thinks it may have a solution: a set of data tools that helps businesses search and choose ingredients and products based on their environmental and social responsibility profiles.