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.

Should EV Investments Absolve Volkswagen of Diesel Cheating?

Sources in Germany suggest that the EPA may be heading toward an creative deal with Volkswagen — but is it one that will bring much needed innovation to the auto industry? And more to the point, will it really help our environment on its own?

Porter Ranch Residents Move Back Home, Gas Plant Remains Closed

Now that the four-month-long methane leak has been stopped, Porter Ranch residents have been told they can move back into their homes. A lot of questions remain, however, such as the lasting effect of the leak. But as of this week, a State Assembly panel believes it has come up with a way to ensure that there won’t be another “catastrophic failure” at the affected facility: enact a moratorium and vigorously review all 115 wells. The state’s regulatory framework for natural gas wells will also get a vigorous review, including those that may have contributed to the billowing methane leak.

Fundraising Made Easy in 4 Steps

Fundraising can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Joanne Sonenshine, founder and CEO of Connective Impact, whittles down the process in four simple steps for her clients. Give them a try for yourself!

7 Ways Small Businesses Can Help Nonprofits

Is your small business trying to think of ways to be more socially responsible? Check out these seven strategies that your company can implement to start helping out nonprofits in your local area.

Why We’re Working With Monsanto

We believe everyone deserves a seat at the table when it comes to solving climate change. Actually, we NEED everyone at the table if we’re going to solve global challenges and nourish 9 billion people in a warming world. And we don’t believe in bogeymen.

Twitter Chat Follow-Up: Mondelēz on Cross-Sector Partnerships Post-COP21

TriplePundit hosted a Twitter chat on Feb. 1 to discuss cross-sector partnerships and their importance post-COP21 as key to making things happen. As a follow-up to the chat, Jonathan Horrell (@HorrellJonathan), director of sustainability for Mondelēz International (@MDLZ), elaborated on some details of the company’s sustainability approach and answered a few additional questions from the chat.

Crawl-Walk-Run: Gaining Sustainability Momentum

In the U.S., consumer awareness, the demand for more transparency and continued compression on margins are providing an opportunity for private brands to look at value and innovation through a different lens.