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.

Can We Take the ‘Cleaner’ Pet Food Supply Chain Seriously?

Pet food companies are starting to get the message that if they do not clean up their acts and show improvement in how their products are manufactured, their most vocal critics could convince politicians to tighten the regulatory screws. Whether these moves will mollify their critics, however, is another story.

Saving Water in Hospitality

There are a number of reasons that the hospitality industry should be at the forefront of reducing water usage. For starters, it would benefit them: Hotels will often pay twice for the water they use, purchasing fresh water but then disposing of it as waste. Indeed, it’s been estimated that they could cut down the amount of reduced water by up to 50 per cent, per guest, per night if they put the right processes in place.

Best Buy’s Electronics Recycling Freeriders

Best Buy is gambling that you’ll stay and shop after you drop off used electronics. But is the big-box retailer covering all the expenses while other companies reap the rewards?

How Environmental Testing Makes Products Safer

Most of us don’t think about the stages of testing and design products go through before they become part of our daily lives. But environmental testing is a crucial stage in the process. It helps companies create the best possible products and, most importantly, ensures safety for the people who use those products.

Power of Intentions: A Tool for Innovation in Business

Setting intentions is a powerful alternative to setting goals, especially when you don’t control all variables or don’t know what the future holds. Perhaps you set intentions as part of your personal practice. But how do you do it with colleagues at work? Here is a five-step process.

Seeking Optimistic Sustainable Investment Managers

What will it take to pivot to aggressive investment in a better future? We need sustainable investment practitioners to shift from “less bad” to “more good.” Less money into companies tidying up things on the business-as-usual vector, and more money into new businesses or models that design for a sustainable future. Less GM, more Tesla.

SPECIAL SERIES: The Circular Economy and Green Electronics

Wearable Tech Goes Recycle-less

The three Rs, reduce, reuse and recycle have become the mantra for the 21st century. But wearable tech, and the invention of components invisible to the naked eye, are shifting the way we think about our favorite gizmos and what we do with them when they have reached the end of life cycle.

The High Cost of Poor Indoor Air

Is your indoor air quality lowering productivity and hurting your bottom line? Studies indicate that it might.