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.


Deforestation and the Role of Paper Products

By far the most significant threat to forests is the expansion of agriculture and agricultural commodities. The expansion of soy and pasture land, palm oil production and other agricultural activities accounts for probably about 80% of tropical deforestation.

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Women in CSR: Shannon Schuyler, PwC

Shannon Schuyler, a principal and the U.S. Corporate Responsibility (CR) leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.


Disney Upgrades 2013 Carbon Offsetting Goals

The Walt Disney Company has been steadily working at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions since 2006. It’s one of only a handful of corporations on the planet that sets its own internal carbon emissions pricing system, and according to Disney, doing so is not only helping to curb carbon emissions, but fund new conservation strategies.

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Google Buys 240MW of Wind Power in Texas

In its latest renewable energy buy, Google announced Tuesday that it will purchase the entire 240-megawatt output of a wind farm in the Texas Panhandle.

UN Global Compact Launches Stock Index

The UN Global Compact released a stock index of key signatories. What does this really mean from a sustainability standpoint?

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Women in CSR: Alison DaSilva, Cone Communications

Alison DaSilva, executive vice president of Cone Communications’ Research & Insights group, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.


Walking the Tightrope: How to Avoid Green Marketing Nightmares

Promoting the environmental or sustainability improvements of a product or service can be a tricky high-wire act that can give marketing professionals nightmares. One must balance the need for easy-to-understand, consumer-friendly messages with the complex legal and scientific requirements necessary to validate the green marketing claims.

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Anti-Gay Group Ends Boycott Against Home Depot, Claiming Victory Where None Exists

It’s not easy to save face when you’ve come out swinging, very publicly, with everything you’ve got, only to find that you’ve lost the argument because your position was indefensible. One approach would be to “declare victory and go home.” This, apparently, was the approach chosen by the American Family Association when they decided to call off their three-year-old boycott of Home Depot for financially supporting gay and lesbian organizations.


Rainforest Alliance’s Shop The Frog Week

The frog icon is recognized worldwide as representing authentic green products, certified by Rainforest Alliance. September 16-22, 2013 is follow the frog week.


Accounting for Natural Capital: How do You Actually Go About it?

Companies best positioned to compete in the future will be those that are able to decouple growth from unsustainable dependency on vulnerable natural resources. Natural capital accounting enables companies to do just that by identifying opportunities to optimize operations, supply chains and product portfolios in line with resource availability and environmental cost.

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Unilever and SAP: Raising the Corporate Bar in Africa

In contrast with the history of western corporations laying waste to African villages, modern-day companies SAP and Unilever are thriving in Africa – creating jobs and empowering communities.