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.

Free Food Can’t Salvage Chipotle’s Reputation

The past year has not been kind to Chipotle, as contamination outbreaks also revealed less than sustainable, local and transparent business practices. Can this former restaurant superstar recover?

Emerging Trends in Corporate Volunteering

Janelle Saunders, director of employee engagement solutions for Benevity, shares emerging trends the firm is tracking in the corporate volunteering space.

The Quick & Dirty: We Are The 1 Percent

We in sustainability or even broader strategy or communications might not all be in the financial 1 percent (but close or very fast getting there), but we are almost all part of the intellectual 1 percent. That 1 percent who believe we see all the problems of the world very clearly and the answers almost as clearly.

Climate Kids Challenge Federal Government

A federal judge in Oregon is deciding whether a group of children have the right to take the federal government to court over climate change and hold leaders accountable for squandering natural resources, including clean water and air.

Arizona CEO: Benefit Corporation ‘A Big Competitive Advantage’

“We regularly get calls from highly qualified job applicants who have heard about us and want to work for us,” says Adam Goodman, the third-generation owner of Goodmans Interior Structures. “They don’t even know if we’re hiring. They just want to be part of what we’re doing”

7 Ways Companies Can Engage Remote Employees in CSR Programs

In a way, when companies act responsibly and give back to their communities, they’re setting off a positive chain reaction much like smiling and waving at a neighbor. How do you get people who aren’t in the vicinity in on the positivity?

Energy Storage Takes Off

A new report from GreenTechMedia finds that energy storage capacity in the United States grew an astounding 243 percent last year – another sign that the clean-energy revolution is here and now.

International Giving: Challenges and Solutions

A panel of experts from the international giving and volunteering space detail challenges companies face when launching and expanding giving programs — and solutions that can be employed to make it work.