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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Marketing for Good: The (Often Overlooked) Power of Design

Good design makes complicated things simple. Great design does it while inspiring us. Think of the first time you spun an iPod thumb wheel and realized you wouldn’t need instructions to figure this thing out. These experiences stop us in our tracks with the realization there are smart people out there using their powers for good.

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A Metamorphosis in Our Midst

Economic and cultural shifts are metamorphosing our prevalent paradigm into something as different in look and feel as a butterfly is from a caterpillar.

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Telecoms, Data Center Trends Heighten Climate Risks, Vulnerability

Climate risks and vulnerability across telecoms, data centers and critical ICT supply chains are poorly understood. Recent trends in which companies are sharing IT resources — such as PaaS and IaaS — are compounding the risks, a report for the GSA concludes.

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Pitfalls in Measuring Corporate Sustainability

While many tools exist to give companies a way to report on their corporate sustainability practices, many firms struggle to use them properly.

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Why B Corps Should Cap Executive Pay

One of the best ways that the B Corp movement can continue to drive positive social change is to address the controversial issue of executive pay, argues Ryan Honeyman, author of “The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good.“

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Timberland Agroforestry Project Breaks Cycle of Poverty in Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmer Alliance’s community agroforestry project has put down deep, solid roots in Haiti. Over 2 million trees have been planted, agricultural output and productivity are up significantly, farmers can put all their kids through school, and community members are reconnecting to build on the success.

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Bolstering Regional Management for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries

Regional management organizations – including all the major fishing nations and coastal states – have the mandate to collectively adopt conservation and management measures for tuna fisheries. But this is easier said than done.

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Top 10 Social Innovation Trends of 2015

This list is all about taking the top 10 social innovation trends of 2015 and transforming them into actionable opportunities that you can run with and profit from in the year to come.