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.


Could Sportswear Be the Tipping Point for Sustainable Apparel?

With leading brands such as Nike incorporating sustainable fabrics and manufacturing practices into their products, the average consumer is probably unaware of the environmental performance of the products they are buying. But it sure matters.


Reverse Supply Chain Management ‘Closes the Loop’ on Waste

E-waste poses a large and growing threat to ecosystems, natural resources and communities the world over. By offering OEMs and supply chain partners the means to capture greater value from high-tech products, reverse supply chain management companies, such as Hong Kong’s Li Tong Group may have the cure.


Responsibility in the Fashion World Post Rana Plaza

The tremors of a crumbling building that killed 1,129 garment makers and maimed hundreds more in Bangladesh last year have been felt throughout the world. Every industry that relies on a supply chain with factories far from HQ is thinking about how to avoid such an impact on lives and reputation.

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Food Cowboy Lassoes Food Waste

Food Cowboy uses mobile technology “to safely route surplus food from wholesalers and restaurants to food banks and soup kitchens instead of to landfills.”

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Acer U.S. Operation Goes 100 Percent Green Power

The purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) puts Acer among the ranks of 100% green power businesses on the EPA’s growing Green Power Partnership. Acer Americas recently purchased over 27 million kilowatt-hours of green power made up of a mix of renewable electricity that includes electricity generated by wind and biomass.

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Canadian Companies and Charities Discuss the Future of Cause Marketing

Not that long ago cause marketing – leveraging a brand to encourage consumer participation in a cause effort – was the practice of just a few Canadian companies. Now cause marketing is considered an integral part of marketing for both business and charities. And, as evidenced at Toronto’s inaugural Companies and Causes Canada conference on Oct. 28, execution has become considerably more innovative, measured and refined based on evidence.

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Supercharge Your CSR Commitments Through Employee Engagement

As demonstrated at the Conference Board of Canada’s CSR Summit in Toronto Oct. 29-30, a number of Canada’s most successful companies are leveraging their corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments as opportunities to create fulfilling employee engagement opportunities.

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3p Weekend Conferences: CSR and Planning for the Unplanned at BSR ’14

At the 2014 BSR Conference, a group of though leaders assembled to discuss corporate responsibility and planning for the unplanned. We pulled some of our favorite quotes from the panel, so you can feel like you were there — even if you couldn’t make it to New York.