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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Biodegradable Computer Chip: E-Waste No More?

If wood-derived, inexpensive microchips are our first step in widely adopting environmentally friendly electronic materials, we could be on the road to removing the burden of e-waste.

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3p Weekend: Six Oddest Corporate Mission Statements

Even the most nefarious corporation thinks highly of itself. After all, it is adding value for someone, somewhere — even if its operations have negative impacts as well. That’s why most mission statements make the company’s work sound truly important. However these corporate mission statements have us scratching our heads…

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Fashion Brands Tackle Community Development

Have you ever thought about how far your clothing traveled to reach you? Some big brands are trying to bring the locavore movement to your closet.

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Trapped by Success: Thoughts on Sustainability in Business Following SB’15 San Diego

Sustainable Brands founder and CEO, KoAnn Skrzyniarz, kicked off the SB’15 conference, and among the issues she addressed was the pace of change. She told the audience how she’s still surprised to hear in some circles that nothing is been done when it comes to sustainability in business and that things are going too slow. To figure out how to change this state, we need to understand the problem, and the problem I believe is that business is “trapped by success.”

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Creativity, Education and the Changemakers of Tomorrow

An estimated 85 percent of teens and 20-somethings will ultimately work in careers that don’t exist today. That’s a pretty staggering statistic, and it begs the question: How are we preparing young people to become the problem-solvers and change-makers of tomorrow?

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MillerCoors Sees the ROI in Conserving Water

Water conservation is a central component of MillerCoors’ corporate responsibility strategy. But what’s the business case? We spoke with Kim Marotta, the company’s sustainability director, to learn more.

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Best Buy: E-Waste Take-Back is Excellent Customer Service

Best Buy’s electronics take-back and recycling program is self-subsidizing but “barely profitable.” So, why does the electronics retail giant stay in the business of collecting and recycling e-waste?

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Q&A: Recent Grad Mike Herod Proves It’s Never Too Late

It can seem daunting to continue your education after breaking into the job market, starting a family and settling into a “forever” home. But students like Mike Herod, a recent graduate of the Executive Master’s in Sustainability & Leadership (EMSL) program at ASU, prove it’s never too late to go back. TriplePundit talked with the returning veteran to find out more about his decision to pursue a sustainability education and how it impacted his career.

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Consumer Brands, Big Investors Call for Stronger Sustainable Palm Oil Standard

Archer Daniels Midland, ConAgra, Kellogg and institutional investors responsible for some $4 trillion of capital are among members of a multi-stakeholder group that delivered a letter to RSPO. The letter asks the world’s leading sustainable palm oil self-regulatory organization to prohibit clearing of high-carbon forests and peatlands, as well as strengthen protection of human rights.

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How to Bridge the Gap Between Your Business and Engineering Teams

Engineers are always supposed to be right. Historically, that has made sense, but software is different. It fails. We don’t know all of the infinite possibilities of getting things wrong. However, people still look at it as being a traditional engineering discipline, where failure is unacceptable. This is driving business and tech culture apart.

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Cause Marketing: The Success of Michelle Obama’s Drink Up Campaign

Does cause marketing actually work? New data shows Michelle Obama’s Drink Up Campaign is encouraging Americans to drink more water. Although some have tossed stones at its partners in the bottled water industry, some point to the campaign as a model for every sector, for one simple reason: It’s working.