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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How Walmart and Costco Can Shift the Food Industry on Animal Welfare

Both Walmart and Costco have been in the news this summer for their positions on animal welfare. While Walmart has been lauded for its new animal welfare policy, Costco has been at the center of an undercover investigation involving the treatment of laying hens by a supplier. But both Walmart and Costco can expand on this movement to grow their consumer appeal and move the entire food industry toward improved animal welfare.

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7 Hot Trends in Employee Engagement

What direction is employee engagement headed? Who owns employee engagement, and what does its future suggest? Read on for seven characteristics and themes emerging in the sphere of employee engagement.

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Even in Business, Trust Leads to Growth

Last month, members of the Consumer Goods Forum, representing more than 400 top multinationals in the consumer goods industry, gathered to discuss a topic near and dear to our hearts here at 3p: trust as the foundation for growth.

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Fossil Fuel Climate Deception Spans Three Decades

A new report reveals that fossil fuel companies began working actively to derail conversations around climate change as early as 1981 — seven years before the issue hit the national stage.

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Why Meaning Beats Marketing

These days you’ll hear lots about growth-hacking, social media savvy, PR pushes and marketing. Tom Chi, part of the founding team of Google X, thinks it’s important to add one more option to that list: making your product more meaningful.

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10 Problems Military Vets Ecounter When Jobseeking

Veterans who have returned from active military duty often need to obtain employment and reintegrate into civilian life. Despite all the veteran benefits offered by the government and various DVBE organizations, many employers hesitate to add veterans to their workforce.

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Photos: Audi Sponsors Landfill Gas Capture in Utah

Geoff Livingston visited the Trans-Jordan landfill in Utah as part of a documentary team. The Photographer and blogger was tasked with producing digital content for the carbon-offset program Audi supports in partnership with 3Degrees. This program offsets the assembly, distribution and the first 50,000 miles of driving for the Audi A3 e-tron, a plug-in hybrid electric car coming this fall.

Unilever Crowdsources Sustainability Innovations

Unilever recently unveiled the new Foundry Ideas platform at the Cannes Lions Festival. It will amplify the company’s current efforts, acting as a hub for consumers and entrepreneurs to work together to tackle sustainability challenges.

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Food Waste, Foster Kids and a Social Revolution

One social enterprise and nonprofit decided to take food waste and create a culinary school to teach felons and foster care youth how to cook. Meals are given to people in need, with a focus on the elderly. Once the culinary students graduate, they are hired by restaurants or social enterprises. It’s a brilliant model that is shaking up societal norms.

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Walmart’s New Fees Have Worrisome Sustainability Implications

Walmart recently announced it will require all suppliers to pay warehousing and shelf-stocking fees. The retail giant claims the changes are aimed at working with suppliers to serve “shared customers” and achieve the low prices “they expect and deserve.” But the fees raise sustainability implications that aren’t unique to Walmart.

Office furniture, as innocuous as it seems, poses an major challenge for unsuspecting businesses. What do you do with it all when you move?

The Tremendous Economic Loss in Old Office Furniture

Millions of tons of office furniture and equipment is discarded each year, and few people are paying attention. A sustainable approach would benefit businesses, the communities they work in and the environment. But first, businesses need to understand that their used furniture and equipment has impact.

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MGM Resorts: Inclusive Training Programs are the Key to Great Leaders

MGM Resorts’ 15 casinos and resort locations are known worldwide for their getaway destinations. But these days, the company is winning awards for another kind of excellence: leadership and mentorship programs that not only accept gender and ethnic diversity, but also encourage diversity of thought from its leaders.