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.

Guiding Innovation Forward in Rural Africa

Arrow Electronics and several nonprofit partners are turning used cargo containers into fully equipped, solar-powered digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa.
Yes, they need the basics – shelter, food, clothing and clean water. But they also need to become the innovators of their own future if they are going to live longer, better lives. The only way they will get there is by using computers—to learn, to connect, to collaborate with people who live beyond walking distance.

That’s why we decided to help bring the computers here. And the electrons.

Closing the Loop in Fast Fashion

Fast fashion (trendy, affordable pieces from the likes of H&M, Uniqlo and Zara) is often criticized for creating waste. But what if the fibers in those clothes could be separated and repurposed in new garments?

Big is Beautiful

The big question about business sustainability has always been: Can it scale? In her highly readable and well argued new book, “Green Giants,” Freya Williams answers with a definitive yes.

The Soul of Investing with RSF Social Finance

RSF Social Finance is helping pave the way for investors and entrepreneurs to incorporate their values and even spirituality into their investing practices. The company’s goal, as President and CEO Don Shaffer recently communicated at SOCAP 2015, is to transform the way the world works with money. Its way of doing this is by creating an entirely new model for investing.

Fetzer Vineyards Becomes Largest Winery To Go Net Positive

Fetzer has been pioneering earth-friendly winemaking long before it was a buzzword. But Fetzer is on a mission to become better than sustainable: The company set the ambitious goal to become completely net positive by 2030.

Move Over Pink: What Millennial Men Want from Cause Marketing Campaigns

Movember is now firmly established as a cause marketing effort with “oomph,” and is turning heads as it targets one of the most overlooked segments of shoppers. But millennial men can be fickle to engage; they are one of the most likely groups to tune out cause marketing messages and are more likely to punish brands that do it wrong. Yet engaging millennial men in cause marketing efforts is still a key driver in favorability and trust.

Forget Public Speaking: Communication for a Crowd

The issues we in the sustainability community are trying to solve — climate change, poverty, access to water, health and education, to name a few — are much larger than any of us. We shouldn’t let a fear of public speaking hold us back.

Certified B Corps Are Only Halfway Done

B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it’s only half the battle, says one entrepreneur.

The Anatomy of Healthy CSR Reporting

An effectively-communicated corporate social responsibility (CSR) story can produce tremendous benefits for an organization – from engaged stakeholders to a growing bottom line. And, like a human body, the overall health of an organization’s CSR communication also depends on many parts working in unison. Here are five things to keep in mind.

Walking in Between: Making a Positive Impact as a Millennial

“Do you know what you want to do with your life?” As a recent graduate, I know this question all too well. I enrolled in college as a business major. However, as I began completing the required courses in accounting, finance and marketing, I soon felt unfulfilled. After this realization, I embarked on a quest to combine my interest in business with my passion for helping others. Here are five things that I learned along the way.