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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A Brief History of Sustainable Fashion

A brief look into the industry’s storied past illuminates how corporate style-setters have responded to shifting consumer demands, market trends and natural resource constraints over the years – signaling what the future of sustainable fashion might hold.

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4 Trailblazing Green Companies

Whether or not the public continues to see value in green as a trend, the necessity of reducing costs by going green will continue to be an important business driver.

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Your Seafood: Now Fair Trade Certified

Safeway’s latest commitment brings the company up to par with your local farmers market when it comes to worker transparency.

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Is Charismatic Leadership Still Alive?

Do charismatic leaders affect their followers in a way that generates greater productivity? Is charismatic leadership dead? One can argue that charismatic leadership can produce high performance levels among followers. But an emerging leadership style may do businesses one better.

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Shareholders to Chevron: Bar All Political Contributions

With progressives solidly in charge of Richmond, California’s mayoral office, environmentalists are calling for changes at Chevron Corp., the owner of the city’s massive refinery. They want political contributions stopped, the CEO fired and better environmental practices. To this end, they’ve joined forces with Chevron shareholders to propose sweeping changes at the next annual shareholders meeting. Will the company cave? Who knows, but their demands are certainly being heard, and couldn’t come at a more sensitive time for the oil industry.

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3 Simple Ways Entrepreneurs Can Change the World

If you’re a successful entrepreneur, you’ve probably felt a pull toward philanthropy. But even if you feel compelled to give back, you might not know the best way to help. Here are three ways you can use your unique position to improve quality of life for others.

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Divestment Works: From Apartheid to Climate Change

The Episcopal Church made history in 1971 when it filed the first shareholder resolution by a religious organization. The company in question was General Motors, and the resolution called on the company to withdraw its business in South Africa. It was both church history and business history.

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Volkswagen Exec: We Need More Federal Investment in Electric Vehicles

“Automakers have effectively delivered electric vehicles that can satisfy the needs of most American drivers,” Sommer said this week in Washington, D.C. “In addition to the investment we and other companies and industries are making, we would like to see federal financing support for establishing fast-charging networks in urban areas and interstate corridors.”

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Apple Invests $3 Billion in Solar Energy

“We know that climate change is real,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said. “Our view is that the time for talk has passed, and the time for action is now.”

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Activist Investors Will Shake Up Social Investing: Should We Worry?

Once called corporate raiders or asset strippers, activist investors are rewriting the rules of engagement for investors and investees. How will this affect the green, impact and social investing sectors as they continue their march toward mainstream markets?