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.


Seafood Companies Bolster the President’s Fight Against IUU Fishing

Last year, the Obama administration set its sights on preserving America’s seafood and the global supply chain by launching a task force to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Fortunately, many of the world’s tuna companies are already taking proactive steps aimed at combating IUU fishing within the industry. These companies are part of an innovative public-private partnership that has committed the world’s leading seafood companies to transparency.


Scooping Up Diplomacy: The ‘Invisible’ Ambassadors of Summer

University students like Anel, Mavutho and Umar are participating in the U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor Program, which provides more than 80,000 students the opportunity to live and work in the United States on a J-1 Summer Work Travel visa during their summer break.

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How A Carbon Tax Can Win Bipartisan Support

The advocacy group Washington Carbon is attempting to add a carbon tax to the 2016 Washington State ballot. The initiative would tax fossil fuels at $25 per metric ton of carbon dioxide. That’s 25 cents per gallon of gas.


Getting Serious About Sustainable Tourism

Armed with shared goals and new monitoring tools, tourism can scale up positive impacts and take us a long way toward meeting sustainability goals.


3p Weekend: 10 Companies With Sensible Gun Policies

With the wave of violent gun crimes that have rocked the country in recent years, some companies are beginning to approach gun policies as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) issue. For these firms, allowing customers to openly carry guns inside their establishments can make the company appear complicit with its state’s lax gun laws.


Sustainability Reporting: Why Bother?

Let’s be honest: Most corporate sustainability reports are not read carefully, if they are read at all. So, why bother?


The Psychological Barriers to Sustainable Living

Based on logic, the arguments are solid: Change our behavior today to preserve current living conditions for future generations. So, what’s stopping us on an individual, consumer level?

A doctor with the International Medical Corps examines a young boy at a mobile health clinic in Pakistan after severe flooding in 2010.

4 Ways Companies Can Help in the Face of Natural Disasters

When a natural disaster hits — regardless of where it occurs in the world — everyone scrambles to help. Corporations, in particular, have the infrastructure, supply chains, experience and relationships to help respond quickly. It’s great when companies contribute their assets to relief efforts, but sometimes the best intentions actually cause more problems than they solve.


Q&A: Recent Grad Jamie Bohan Talks Strategy in a Changing World

Today’s business leaders must be ready to keep up with the curve-balls the 21st century is poised to throw at them, from shifting economic landscapes to a changing climate. Jamie Bohan, a recent graduate of the Executive Master’s in Sustainability & Leadership (EMSL) program at ASU, took notice of this after ending a 20-year stint at Honeywell to manage the sustainability department of waste service company Republic Services.