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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SBIO Semi-Finalist 2013 Interview: EEx Charge

Energy Efficiency Exchange, (EEx), is determined to increase the efficiency and sustainability of global supply chains by creating customized tools for those who actually use them. Their goal is to reduce risks within supply chains by starting at the bottom – factory workers.

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Refrigerator Recycling: A Tale of Two Fridges

More than 90% of fridges and freezers discarded each year in the U.S. are not properly recycled. This results in dangerous GHG emissions being released into the atmosphere. But proper refrigerator recycling is growing and you can help.

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JPMorgan Releases CSR Report Amid Negative Press

If you’re following the news there’s a good chance you’ve heard a story on JPMorgan Chase. Yet, there’s little chance it was about the company’s new CSR report released earlier this week.

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Trader Joe’s Amends Sustainable Seafood Policy, Again

Trader Joe’s most recent update to its sustainable seafood policy has left environmental groups largely skeptical of the grocery chain’s commitment to preserve the planet’s ocean wildlife. In a statement posted on the company’s website, Trader Joe’s said it has ceased buying swordfish caught in Southeast Asia and is “evaluating sources from U.S. Pacific waters,” … Continued

Deadly factory disasters in Bangladesh, like this one that took place on April 25 in Savar, have spurred global apparel companies to improve safety.

Multinationals Agree to Safety Accord for Bangladeshi Factories

In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory fire in Bangladesh last month that killed over 1,100 workers in the deadliest industrial accident in nearly three decades, dozens of multinational apparel companies have joined a commitment to improve health and safety measures in the country’s garment factories.

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SAP Pledges to Hire Adults with Autism For 1% of Workforce

This week SAP announced that one percent of its workforce will eventually be adults diagnosed with a form of autism. That number could eventually be as high as 6,500 employees spread across 60 of its locations

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GRI’s Alignment with the Integrated Reporting Standard

In the lead up to GRIs Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability & Transparency May 22-24, 2013, Nancy Mancilla takes a closer look at how GRI is approaching the Integrated Reporting Framework shepherded by the IIRC.

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Facebook CEO Plays With Fire, Gets Burned

Barely one month after it launched its first advocacy campaign, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s new Fwd.us political action committee has already shed two key, high profile members over a controversy involving the Keystone XL pipeline. The two now-former members are none other than Elon Musk of Tesla Motors and David Sacks, founder of Yammer.

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Condom Companies Should Focus on Violence Against Women

Although shared value is not always intuitive at first blush, below the surface there are exciting matches to be made on big societal challenges where new thinking and risk capital is badly needed. The represents an opportunity for condom companies.