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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Ontario Launches Fund to Foster Social Enterprises

Ontario, Canada, has launched the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund to foster the growth of social entrepreneurs and enterprises, with the aim of attracting private investment to Ontario’s most pressing social and environmental issues and creating jobs.

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Radical Transformation in Business and Beyond

The indigenous elders of Peru explain the complete cycle of humanity as going through three movements: time of creation, time of conservation and time of renewal. The big change happens in the time of renewal, which the wise elders say is upon us now.

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The Apparel Industry’s Answer to Global Water Shortages

Sustainable fashion depends not only on the smart use of water resources, but also on new ways to reduce the dependence on water in production. We’ve found an inspiring list of companies that have developed innovative ways to not only reduce their water usage, but also incentivize consumers to do the same.

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Uber Can’t Buy Me Love

Uber takes the robber-baron approach to reputation, but trying to fix bad rep with a charitable donation is so 19th century.

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How Social Enterprises Can Protect Mission and Deliver Profit

A growing body of sector research is shining light on the principles of how social enterprises can use outcome monitoring to strengthen mission and deliver a blended bottom line. It’s good governance that provides the key to successful monitoring — and to delivering profit with benefit.

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Designer Handbags Provide Jobs, Preserve Ancient Cultures

The term, “sustainable fashion,” has many meanings: It can refer to clothes and accessories made from organic, naturally dyed fabrics; apparel made by workers who receive a living wage; or high-quality garments made to last for decades to come. But for tote and handbag maker Wild Tussah, sustainability means more than providing a fair income for the artisans that make each bag by hand; it’s about preserving the long-standing but disappearing tradition of weaving in Vietnam.