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.

BuzzFeed Takes a Stand Against Trump

On Monday the popular news site BuzzFeed announced that it terminated a $1.3 million advertising campaign with the Republican National Committee because of the tone of Donald Trump’s campaign.

Monk Brings a Sobering Message of Moderation to Sustainable Brands

On the opening night of the 2016 Sustainable Brands conference, the venerable Phra Anil Sakya, buddhist monk and professor at Mahamakut Buddhist University, took to the stage. He came to share an important reminder with a group of sustainability professionals who were quite literally wiggling in their seats waiting for the networking happy hour to begin. Moderation should rule all our actions, he said. He pointed to capitalism as the root of our problem.

Big Pharma Blocks Heroin Vaccine, Cites Insufficient Profits

Professor Kim Janda, director of the Wirm Insitute of Medicine, published his research into a vaccine that could stop heroin addiction in its tracks. “We are not anyplace close to human tests,” Janda said. “No one aspires to pay for them.”

Changes in Newsweek Green Rankings for 2016

Newsweek released its 2016 Green Company rankings last week, which assess the top 500 companies by market capitalization, both globally and in the U.S., for corporate sustainability and environmental impact.

Twitter Chat Recap: #RethinkReuse with Savers

Today, Savers, Ecofabulous, and TriplePundit came together at #RethinkReuse to discuss the environmental impacts of our wardrobes, and how we can prevent landfills from becoming laundry piles.

‘Food For Free’ Provides Meals From Google and Harvard

The nonprofit Food for Free collects donated prepared foods from corporate and college campuses — including Harvard, MIT and Google’s Massachusetts office park — and repackages them as reheatable meals for locals in need.

Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health?

Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder how Newsweek’s recognition reconciles with the company’s signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.”

Big Tobacco is Losing Ground in Europe

Tobacco companies will soon face new regulations in the U.K., and a French insurance company announced it would stop investing in the industry and sell its nearly $2 billion in shares and bonds.

3p Weekend: These 10 Retailers Will Reward You For Recycling

Despite the environmental benefits, recycling items that aren’t recoverable curbside can often seem like a lot of trouble. But retailers feel your pain. And they’re responding by not only making the recycling and reuse process downright pleasant, but also by sweetening the deal with discounts, free gifts and other rewards.