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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Minnesota Appeals Ruling Against Carbon Offset Provision

The state is appealing a District Court ruling that could limit its ability to control the way power is supplied by Minnesota utility companies. Both the renewable energy sector and coal companies in North Dakota have a lot riding on the outcome.

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Sodexo: 419,317 Reasons to Report on Sustainability

In the run-up to the fourth annual Smarter Sustainability Conference in London on Feb. 24, I took the opportunity to talk to Neil Barrett, Sodexo’s group vice president of sustainable development, about the company’s latest sustainability report.

After a visit to Patagonia's headquarters in Ventura, California, one special employee stuck out. He not only represented the brand, but also underscored how important engaged employees are to a sustainable company.

Patagonia: The Incomparable Authentic Brand

Authenticity is the brand term du jour. When you look past all the hype, it just comes down to creating a company that attracts people who personify your brand.

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4 Reasons a National Methane Policy is Good for Business

After months of anticipation, the Obama administration last month released its new methane emissions strategy. Here are four reasons the new methane emissions strategy is a boon, rather than bane, for America’s $1.2-trillion oil and gas sector.

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Keurig Helps Farmers Cope with ‘Coffee Rust’

Climate change and other factors have made the recent outbreak of La Roya, or “coffee leaf rust,” particularly devastating. What is the industry doing to support small-holder farmers?

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MillerCoors Adds Solar Power to the Brew

MillerCoors is now a step closer to its energy reduction goals, with the announcement of a 3.2-megawatt solar array completed at its Irwindale, California, brewery.

As of October 2014, more than 3.3 billion square feet of building space were LEED certified. This achievement was only possible because leading businesses came together to drive change with measurable results.

Signed, Sealed, Committed: Why We Signed the Ceres Climate Declaration

A signature seals a deal, backs a promise and commits you to action. Whether signing a receipt at a restaurant or closing on the mortgage of a new home, your signature is your bond. The commitment and responsibility connoted by a signature has been on the forefront of my mind since my company, Andersen Corp., signed on to the Climate Declaration.

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The Key to Marketing Sustainability: Make It Sexy

We need to get sustainability out of the goodness ghetto. We need to make it sexy. Not underwear-model sexy, but magnetically attractive sexy — cool, fun, desirable. The HELIX code (Humor, Emotion or Empathy, Looks, Intelligence and the X factor) can get us there.