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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Starbucks Ramps Up Food Donations Nationwide

Long notorious for its food waste, Starbucks is working with two nonprofits to do something with those unwanted food products that far too often end up in landfill.

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TriplePundit TweetUp: Monsanto Responds

Two weeks ago Monsanto’s CEO, Hugh Grant, participated in a TriplePundit Twitter chat. We received dozens of questions during the hour-long chat. Here are the company’s responses to those we didn’t have time to address.

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What’s Your Business IQ?

Knowing your goals and making them a reality is the only “IQ” that matters. What is your Implementation Quotient? While you may be busier than ever, are you actually reaching the goals that are most important to you?

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Senior Housing Moves Toward Sustainability

As the U.S. economy continues to shift toward embracing sustainability, senior and assisted-living options are also changing in response to socioeconomic issues. New trends offer a wide range of options for senior Americans including eco-friendly housing and expanded amenities at traditional assisted-living facilities.

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Think the DARK Act Was Defeated? Not So Fast

Hold on to that favorite box of cereal, GMO opponents. Last week’s celebratory news that the DARK Act had met its timely death may not be quite that straightforward. A bill to stop Vermont’s upcoming labeling law is alive and well in Senate. It’s called the Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, and it lives deep in the recesses of an old marine conservation bill where few would likely look for GMO legislation.

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Tracking Changes In Social Enterprise Law

“People are approaching the task of running social enterprises in different ways. Several different forms are available in the U.S., and other countries have even more,” says Rob Esposito, an attorney who co-launched the interactive Social Enterprise Law Tracker.

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The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories

Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico.  She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow the cucumbers you put in your salad last night. It’s a job she has a lot of pride in. Most people don’t know that cucumbers grow on vines like tomatoes, requiring constant … Continued

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Why GMO Labeling Matters

After a long fight, Vermont’s GMO-labeling law will take effect this summer. One of the largest food companies in the U.S. now says it will start disclosing GMO ingredients on all of its labels. Watch for others to follow suit.