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.

Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind farms in Norway and Sweden will power all of the tech giant’s data centers within the European Union.

As Ramadan Ends, a Reminder of What Islam Is Really About

For many Muslims, spread across the world from southeastern Europe to Indonesia, daily routines often center around work. The holy month of Ramadan provides a time for them to reflect and count their blessings.

Interview: The Impact of Brexit on a Sustainable Future

“Brexit could potentially represent a great risk or a great opportunity to both the EU and to Britain,” says Christian Felber, author of “Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good.”

The Future of Cities is Bright

Seventy-eight cities competed. Only Columbus won. Last week the city in Ohio was announced the winner of the U.S. DOT Smart City Challenge. Joining the U.S. DOT and other sponsors, AT&T is giving the winning city up to $1 million in products and services to help it it solve real environmental and social challenges in order to become the city of the future.

VW Aims to Remake Its Green Empire (and the Electric Car Industry)

Volkswagen’s future is electrically charged. Or, that’s the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and still facing lawsuits, VW is looking forward. And its course may help accelerate the electric car industry as well.

Cambodian Garment Workers Quickly Losing Their Rights

Cambodian workers do not necessarily reap the economic benefits of the country’s growing garment trade. Relations between workers, factory owners and the government have always been volatile. Now they are getting even worse.

Automakers Rev Up Recycling and Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability in the auto industry is now about more than fuel economy and emissions rates. Multiple stakeholders are working to make the automotive marketplace even more sustainable — and profitable. And customers are rewarding those leading the charge.

A Grand Strategy for Economic Prosperity and Security

Like fascism and communism in the last century, sustainability, climate action and economic inclusion are the existential challenges of the 21st century. In their new book, Joel Makower, Mark “Puck” Mykleby and Patrick Doherty present the case for a new grand strategy for global economic prosperity and security.

Why Hotels Fell Behind On Sustainability and How They Caught Up

Hotels have been accused of damaging the environment, and sometimes with good reason. Luckily, things are changing fast. Sustainable eco-tourism is on the rise in many parts of the world, and even large hotel chains are now doing their bit for the environment.