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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Europe Increases Its Use of Dirty Coal

Being European, living in the US, I often credit myself for being from a more climate change savvy continent. However, since 2010, carbon prices have leveled off, emissions started to rise and coal has entered the European energy markets. What happened, and what needs to be done?

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Is the Sharing Economy Innately Sustainable?

There’s no doubt that sharing promotes collaborative exchange and that husbanding our natural resources is good for the environment, but will this trend of “what’s mine is yours” continue to promote ecological sustainability?

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Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg: The Next 20 Years of Organics

As we look back, we can see that the organic industry and movement is one of the most positive and hopeful growth engines in the U.S. economy. As we look forward, to the next 20 years and beyond, I believe that the organic business sector can show America and the world how to create an economically successful food system based on true transparency and public trust.

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The C-Suite Sees the Importance of CSR

Data shows that the c-suite is heavily invested in corporate social responsibility. It seems to be my fate to explain corporate social responsibility (CSR) to all of my friends (and to a number of strangers!). I suspect that my eyes sometimes glaze with messianic fervor and that some of my listeners start looking for the nearest exit.

Why Farm Direct Practices Are Better For Everyone

On the whole, farm direct agribusinesses tend to be much better for farmers who care about sustainability. That’s because they tend to come with a general philosophy that nurturing farmers means nurturing the product, which, in turn, means nurturing the customer. Farm direct buyers want to know where their products have come from, and they want their farmers to have a good relationship with their crops or livestock.

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The Next 20 Years of Sustainable Investing

This is the critical point we must embrace: sustainable investing can no longer simply present itself as an alternative to traditional investment approaches that ignore environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives.

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5 Reasons CSR Should Be on a CEO’s Radar

Why would a CEO care about CSR? CSRHub’s Bahar Gidwani explains why. One of the smartest folks I know—one of my directors when I was at McKinsey—had time to have a cup of coffee with me last week. During a chat that covered topics ranging from board practices to roof leaks, I told him a bit about CSRHub and our efforts to encourage corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.