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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B Corps: Changing the Capitalist Game

The beauty of B Corps is that they are revolutionizing and transforming our capitalist system, one company at a time — to the tune of over 600 companies so far, including well-known names like Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s.

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Different by Design: Car Sharing vs. Car Rental

Peer-to-peer car sharing and car renting, at their core, are not the same. Car sharing is, by design, something different from the traditional rental model and the steady growth of the car sharing market demonstrates that a growing number of people find it very appealing.

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Rethinking a CSR Strategy for Frontier Markets

Reflections from the “Millennial Ideas Forum” held in Washington, D.C. on January 19th. The mission: share how the power of collective efforts in public-private partnerships propel social and environmental goals for diverse communities.

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How the GRI Framework Improves Supply Chain Efficiencies

Supply chain activity has come to the forefront of decision making across all types of organizations. Socio-economic conditions, civil unrest and climate change risks are just a few issues that cause interconnected organizations to grapple with complex questions, particularly when revenue-generating sources are at risk.

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RovAir Helps Business Travelers Share Mobile Hotspots

RovAir is a company that was in the sharing economy before there was a name for it…specializing in making valuable, under-utilized assets or services available to a large number of people who have an occasional need. In their case, they rent mobile hotspots.

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3 Corporate Sustainability Issues for 2013

The Chief Sustainability Officer of SC Johnson shares her thoughts on how companies will use sustainability to boost the bottom line in 2013.

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Is GRI Losing Traction?

The tension between the array of voluntary standards, protocols and frameworks for sustainability along with the uneasiness stemming from the unknown changes of the GRI G4 Framework, makes us question whether GRI will still have the same muscle it has had in recent years.