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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Post Sandy: Predicting Supply Chain Disaster

The question before the supply chain crowd these days, post Hurricane Sandy, is: Are supply chain disasters predictable? The easy answer is yes, but with qualifications, and then no. Every supply chain manager worth his or her salt knows about contingency and backup planning especially with long, complex supply chains, because ‘stuff happens.’ A recent … Continued

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How Sustainable Breweries are Mainstreaming the Green Revolution

A new report from the think tank A Clean Future describes how sustainable breweries are leading the manufacturing, food and beverage sectors, and the implications for mainstreaming sustainability are even more interesting when you pair beer with its natural companion, sports.

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The First Rule Of Futureproof Brands

Know yourself, know your target. Sounds like a simple enough rule for building a strong brand. But you’d be surprised how many brands don’t understand their reason for being, or how that aligns with their audience’s values.

Many entrepreneurs and the enterprises they create have the potential to create beneficial social and environmental impacts as well as financial returns. Photo credit: Flickr/Engineering for Change

Accelerators: A Critical Component for Scaling Environmental Entrepreneurship

There needs to be enough entrepreneurs and small and growing businesses (SGBs) out there to address today’s complex, global challenges. These businesses must also have the capacity to take on the type of capital that impact investors have to offer. Accelerators and incubators are and will be increasingly critical to achieving these goals.

China's sprawling Baiyan Obo mine, which provides a substantial amount of today's rare earths.

New Technology for Hybrid Car Motors Leaves Rare Earth Behind

Researchers throughout North America have come up with possible prototypes for electric motors that get around the use of the precious and environmentally costly magnets that are produced from rare earth, and make the hybrid car more environmentally friendly.

Increased opportunities for local small businesses

Open Letter to Bank of America

An opportunity for an innovative banking program involving small business loans that will not only help strengthen the economy and increase your customer base, but also support your efforts in responsible business practices, community engagement, and customer retention.

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We Did It!

Our crowdfunding campaign experiment paid off.