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.

Migrant Workers Widespread in Food Supply Chain

Over 70 percent of farm workers are immigrants. Amid rising anti-immigration-rhetoric, food companies need to acknowledge the large numbers of migrant workers in their supply chains – on farms and in food-processing – and the specific vulnerabilities they face.

Setting Science-Based Targets for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, ozone, methane and hydrofluorocarbons, have relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere — which means they are crucial in the fight to slow global warming. They also happen to be straightforward emissions to target.

REI #OptOutside Campaign Presents Alternative to Black Friday Shopping

Every year on Black Friday, millions of shoppers wait in line for hours, rush through the doors, and claw at each other to get the best deal. This year REI is once again looking to change that culture with a continuation of last year’s #OptOutside campaign.

It’s a Brave New World for Sustainability Professionals

Last week, a group of business leaders sat down to talk about corporate climate commitments at BSR 2016. But their comments highlighted an ongoing shift in what it means to be a sustainability professional.

The Hult Prize: Incubating for Impact

“At the Hult Prize, we believe the companies of the future will be impact-centered, profit-minded and market-driven,” founder Ahmad Ashkar said at the 2016 Net Impact conference in Philadelphia last week.

Still Embroiled in an Emissions Scandal, Volkswagen Tries to Shake Its Nazi Past

Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how the company, founded in 1937 by the Nazis’ trade union organization, grew before and during World War II. But more details of its Nazi past seemed too much for the company to handle.

How to Set Science-Based Targets for Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions

It is fairly straightforward to set reduction goals for emissions your company controls (Scopes 1 and 2). But goal-setting for supply chain emissions (Scope 3) is more difficult. Here’s how to set science-based targets for all three.