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.

How Food Waste Reduction Can Save Wildlife

Human activity has numerous impacts on biodiversity, but none is more significant than food production. Everything we eat represents a sacrifice: a sacrifice of energy, water and often wildlife habitat to grow and produce our food. When food is wasted, everything that goes into growing and transporting food is wasted.

SPECIAL SERIES: Public-Private Partnerships

Implementing a Successful Public-Private Partnership | Part 3: Determine How to Execute

How does a company or organization develop and sustain successful public-private partnerships to achieve large-scale impact? Determine how to execute: The partnership must develop a clear vision, differentiated strategy, and detailed execution plan to drive long-term success. This includes defining outcomes for the PPP that are informed through stakeholder input, establishing an effective governance structure with clearly defined and transparent operating practices, and agreeing upon roles and accountabilities in advance.

Corporations Causing Sea Level Rise — New Proof

A new study backed by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that about 30 percent of the world’s sea level rise can be directly attributed to emissions from fossil fuel producers. And they name names too.

SPECIAL SERIES: COMMIT! Forum

We Are Still In: How Businesses Reshape Political Advocacy in Washington

There’s a reason why it makes perfect sense that business leaders are leading the call on some the country’s most decisive initiatives. According to Bob Keefe, executive director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), who helped launch the We Are Still In initiative, there’s a strong business case for supporting the Paris Accord, and for putting it in the framework that business people – including President Trump – can understand.

Microsoft Steps Out in Support of DACA and Dreamers

Pushing back against President Trump’s decision to reverse Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Microsoft advocates for protecting so-called Dreamers, the 750,000 people who received legal resident and working papers under the program.

How to Make Sustainable Energy Mainstream

Why is there such a huge obstacle between sustainable energy and progress on a nationwide scale? Let’s take a closer look at a few specific types of sustainable energy — solar power, biofuel, wind power — (as well as the greater economic picture) to examine a few ways to ensure these renewable power sources stand a chance to flourish, over the next decade.

SPECIAL SERIES: COMMIT! Forum

Ben & Jerry’s: Why Brands Taking Stands is Smart Business

Few brands are as famous for their social activism than Ben & Jerry’s. The Vermont ice cream maker with global revenues of more than $1.2 billion (2015) is as much known for its social conscience as for its creamy, irresistible ice cream flavors. Pick a flavor and chances are you’ll walk away with more than just a good feeling in your tummy: You’ll feel you’re making a statement.

Arkema Chemical Plant Explosion Shows Downsides to EPA Cuts

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been having a tough time promoting his plans to cut EPA regulations. First an appeals court squashed his plans to delay enforcement of the Methane Rule. Then there was Hurricane Harvey and the collapse of the Arkema plant. Now he has a list of complex questions to answer for homework about just how his agency plans to protect Americans from environmental disasters.

Timberland Helps Cotton Production Return to Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholders Farmers Alliance have reintroduced cotton as not only a way to help revitalize the economy, but to also claw back against ongoing deforestation that has contributed to the country’s stubborn poverty.