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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Olazul: Addressing Fishery Degradation

Introducing Olazul, a non-profit organization dedicated to develop sustainable livelihoods in balance with healthy ecosystems through the principle of ecological aquaculture.

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Walmart: 2013 Global Responsibility Report Released

Walmart 2013 Global Responsibility Report: The retail giant outlines progress across the business pursuing sustainability in 2012, challenges faced, and work still to be done.

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Understanding AC Refrigerant Standards

The race is on to find new, greener refrigerants and refrigerant standards that combine low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion even as countries around the world work to eradicate use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Large, rapidly industrializing countries have been pushing back against initiatives to phase out HFCs, saying they are economically and technologically overambitious and threaten ongoing economic growth and development.

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William McDonough’s ‘The Upcycle’ Knows No Bounds

The Buddhist-like shift in consciousness and intentions that the authors prescribe in their profoundly optimistic and hopeful new book is the right way, maybe the only way, to approach our evolving relationship with the world around us.

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3p Twitter Chat: Walmart’s Global Responsibility Report, April 24th

Over the course of the last few years, Walmart has continued to strengthen its commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.  Ambitious improvements to its global supply chain, the widespread adoption of the Walmart sustainability index and major investments in renewable energy as well as a commitment to locally sourced food have propelled Walmart to a leadership position in … Continued

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Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission

Although Ben & Jerry’s is owned by Unilever, they continue to pursue their own social initiatives: Caring Dairy, fair trade and anti-GMO efforts.

An H&M Panel at Vogue Examines How to Make Fashion More Sustainable

Last week, H&M hosted a panel at Vogue Headquarters in Times Square on the efforts within the fashion industry to become more sustainable. Can a fast fashion company be sustainable? How it can promote sustainability among consumers that don’t care too much about it in the first place?