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.


Why Won’t the Gates Foundation Divest?

Divestment is cool. Bill Gates, apparently, is not, and his foundation is behind the times by continuing to invest in risky fossil fuels.

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From Boomers to Millennials: How to Design an Engaging Employee Giving Program

Gone are the days of the top-down fundraising program using the same old tactics and tools. As participation in conventional company-led giving efforts declines, Benevity is aiming to help companies improve their giving programs with five practices that drive measurable engagement. When applied the right way, you may just find yourself transforming a stagnant program into a pillar of your employee engagement strategy.


Clorox Goes Sustainable?

Clorox, a company many wouldn’t initially associate with sustainability, is making moves to reduce its environmental impact by cutting waste and resource use.


Volkswagen Injury and Death Stats Significantly Underreported, Say Analysts

Volkswagen is under the microscope again, this time because analysts say the yearly accident stats it gives to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration are underreported. Their proof? Other automakers’ are known to be guilty of underreporting, and VW’s reported numbers are nine times below those of its competitors. It’s a novel way of finding discrepancies, for sure.

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Nestlé’s Expired Permit Prompts Water Diversion Lawsuit

Yesterday, three California nonprofit organizations joined together in a lawsuit against the U.S. National Forest Service. Their beef? Nestle’s water bottling permit in the drought-stricken state expired 27 years ago.


Intensifying Rice: More Crop Per Drop, So Why Stop?

Around 5 million farmers now use the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a change that has lifted thousands out of poverty and food insecurity. It all sounds great until you learn that there are about 162 million acres of rice fields on the planet. So, why isn’t SRI catching on faster?


What Happens When the Real World, High School and College Collide

Historically, SAP’s corporate giving involved matching gifts at numerous organizations and promoting STEM education and youth entrepreneurship across the globe, as well as volunteering. But the company wanted to make a bigger impact. By taking the long view, SAP is helping to grow the pool of skilled workers to fill its needs in the future.

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The Messy Business of Sustainable Palm Oil

Palm oil supply chains span the globe, and palm oil is hidden in half of the packaged products at the grocery store. TriplePundit’s editor in chief Jen Boynton sheds some light on the complicated process of making palm oil more sustainable.


Congress: TSA Needs Transgender Sensitivity

The Transportation Security Agency serves as the front-line buffer against terrorism at U.S. airports. Last week it faced yet another stiff rebuke from Congressional members for inadequate and offensive screening procedures. It’s only one of many such criticisms that the agency has received recently. Is that because the screeners aren’t doing their jobs, or because they are? And is it always the TSA’s fault?

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VW Emissions Scandal Now Fueling Class-Action Lawsuits

A bevy of lawsuits are already underway over Volkswagen’s admission that the company installed software that allowed 500,000 of its diesel-powered automobiles skirt U.S. federal emissions rules.


Lipsticks, Burgers, Orangutans and Climate Change

Countless agricultural commodities form the building blocks of thousands of products that are manufactured and traded globally by corporations. Over the past decades, the demand for agricultural produce for feed, fuel and food purposes has been a key driver of degradation and deforestation and responsible for over 50 percent of it.