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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Will Carrotmob Help Unilever Change Consumer Behavior?

Helping consumers become more environmentally conscious is vital for the success of Unilever’s bold Sustainable Living Plan. The latest tool the company is using to change consumer behavior is none other than Carrotmob.

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Chipotle’s Secret Green Sauce For Winning Customers

Chipotle is showing amazing growth in these tough economic times. In addition to selling healthier food that tastes good at a competitive price from a convenient and enjoyable location, here are four key best practices.

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Pepsico Gets “Instant” Lifecycle Analysis for 1,137 Products

A five-year partnership between Pepsico, the Earth Institute and Columbia Engineering at Columbia University has yielded a new lifecycle analysis software tool designed to help companies assess the carbon footprint of their products far more quickly and with greater detail than ever before.

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Michigan’s Sustainable Businesses Inspired by Bill McKibben

The Green Meets Black conference highlighted Michigan-based companies like Dow Chemical, Herman Miller, GM and Cascade Engineering who were making sustainable strides, but also showed how individuals can make a difference.

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One in Three Hospitals Switching to Greener Purchasing, Survey Finds

Due to a survey of 257 purchasing managers and executives commissioned by Johnson & Johnson, 35 percent had already changed suppliers due to “additional green/sustainable product offerings,” and that 40 percent of hospitals plan to ask questions about the greenness of products in future bids.

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How Burning Trees Can Improve Biodiversity

Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental organization, has devised a project in which burning trees actually helps improve biodiversity, connects fragmented landscapes and even provides economic benefits to farmers.

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Printing Solar Profitability

How can solar stay competitive in an industry whose prices are steadily dropping? Increasingly efficient fuel cells are one way.