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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SupplyShift: Revolutionizing the Sustainable Supply Chain

SupplyShift, which was one of five runner-ups for the coveted TechCrunch Disrupt Cup 2013 (NY), is now well positioned as one of the country’s top startup companies. It’s services couldn’t come at a better time for sustainable enterprises that need a better system to track and manage their supply chain.

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Is Environmental Optimism Finally Growing?

A study shows that informing people about the expected impacts of climate change had no effect on their positions. What did change their position was thinking about how limiting greenhouse-gas emissions might promote interpersonal warmth and scientific and technological progress. Bain’s research shows that approaches based on hope work far better than fear.

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The HUB is Coming to Oakland

A group of people inspired by working at the San Francisco HUB have come together to create a HUB Oakland that would be even bigger and offer more services, funded by a Kickstarter campaign.

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Making Waste Watching Fun, Easy — and Mainstream

With nine billion people expected to live on the planet by 2025, all consumers will need to be reducing, recycling, and lots of other R’s. If your consumers are not on board with the waste prevention movement, take some advice from social marketers — make it easy, fun and popular.

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Interview: Paul Murray, VP of Sustainability & Environmental Affairs, Shaw Industries

TriplePundit is reporting live from the Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013 conference in Laguna Niguel, CA. Follow along on this page for ongoing video interviews with sustainability thought leaders, corporate change agents and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to a more sustainable future. Shaw Industries is a Georgia-based flooring company which offers a full line … Continued

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Interview: Joe Taylor, CEO of Panasonic, North America on Moving to Newark

TriplePundit is reporting live from the Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013 conference in Laguna Niguel, CA. Follow along on this page for ongoing video interviews with sustainability thought leaders, corporate change agents and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to a more sustainable future. My introduction to sustainability evolved out of a passion for urban planning. … Continued

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Interview: Kersti Strandqvist, SVP of Corporate Sustainability for SCA

TriplePundit is reporting live from the Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013 conference in Laguna Niguel, CA. Follow along on this page for ongoing video interviews with sustainability thought leaders, corporate change agents and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to a more sustainable future. SCA is not a household brand name in the United States, but … Continued

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Hundreds Die in Bangladesh, You Save Money

Three hundred and thirty-six people have died since an eight-story building housing thousands of sweatshop workers collapsed in Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka. Many of these sweatshops supplied clothing to Western retail companies like Primark, Walmart, Libra and Matalan, some of which refused to invest in safer working conditions, saying it was too expensive.

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7 Reasons Why Sweatshops Still Persist

Talk to any conscious consumer about sweatshops, and they are likely to ask you – “what company is ‘sweat free’?” The answer is not simple. Since the term ‘sweatshop’ describes abusive workplace conditions, consumers should be conscious of how this happens, to ask the right questions and become part of the solution.

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Would Immigration Reform Help the Environment?

Three important members of the environmental lobby have spoken out in support of immigration reform – and in some cases, not without criticisms from their readers. We take a look at the issues and what the real takeaway message may be from this debate.