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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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.

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Will You Pay 10 Cents More Per T-Shirt?

According to an estimate all we need to do to prevent the next tragedy in Bangladesh is to pay extra 10 cents per clothing item. But are we really willing to do it?

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Academic & NGO Partners Bring Climate Change Planning to China’s Yunnan Province

In recent years, more and more non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have discovered that climate change is severely influencing poverty-stricken regions of the world, many of which have made an effort to develop solutions in response to these negative impacts. Over the past 12 years, Green Watershed has worked to prevent increased detrimental environmental damage in the Lashi Lake area (below is the map of the area) and to maintain a sustainable way of living for local residents.

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Windpower 2013: Ripe Market Conditions for Community Wind Projects

A variety of companies gather each year to collaborate and explore industry opportunities at the AWEA WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago. Although many trends were discussed, one notion that came up was the unique opportunity for community wind projects to thrive in the current economic climate.

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SBIO 2013 Semi-finalist: The Amplification Project

SBIO semi-finalist the Amplification Project is hoping to help corporations, foundations, and policymakers solve their biggest problems. The company seeks to drive change for social and environmental issues using strategic communication methods supported by rigorous policy research and data.