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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H&M Leads in Organic Cotton Purchasing

H&M is the top user of organic cotton in the world for the second consecutive year, according to Textile Exchange’s latest Global Sustainable Textiles Market Report.

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Disney CFO and CSO – Two Titles, One Employee

The CFO is perceived in many companies as a potential source of resistance to CSR programs. There’s one company where this is not an issue at all – Walt Disney.

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Hilton Worldwide Launches Mattress Recycling Program

Hilton Worldwide recently announced a new mattress recycling program. The program, which will be in all of its brands in the U.S., will recycle approximately 85 percent of its hotels’ mattresses and box springs.

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The Rise of the Sharing Economy

TriplePundit is partnering with Shareable.net to produce a series on the sharing economy – that breed of new businesses that boosts the economy and builds community all without increasing consumption. And we’re using Indiegogo to host it.

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San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77 percent of its waste away from landfills and incinerators. It is on track to meet its goal of zero waste by 2020.

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Monday, Nov 12: Stakeholder Twitter Chat With Walmart

We’re excited to be launching a new collaboration with CSRWire and a new TriplePundit tool: A moderated stakeholder Twitter chat for companies. The first chat is with Walmart on November 12.

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Three Case Studies of Transcendent Branding

The Net Impact panel, Transformational Innovation & Iconic Branding: Scaling Social & Business Impact, provided three case studies of small brands doing big things, including a Belgian chocolatier, a homeless agency in Atlanta, and a Native American nation.