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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Eliminating the Use of Gestation Crates

Because they are inherently inhumane, gestation crates have come under fire from veterinarians, farmers, animal welfare advocates, animal scientists and consumers.

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Talking Carbon Reduction with GM’s Sustainability Chief

GM achieved a milestone of 7,000 metric tons of carbon reduction as the result of their investment in IdleAir, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company that makes an innovative Advanced Travel Center Electrification service available for long-haul truckers. IdleAir provides parking stations that provide electricity, heating and cooling, as well as Internet and Satellite TV, for long-haul truckers. Using these stations eliminates the need for truckers to idle their engines during these rest stops thereby savings thousand of pounds of carbon emissions in the process

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Mealku: The Art of Appreciating Cuisine is in the Sharing

Mealku is New York’s new cuisine-sharing cooperative. Co-founded by Ted D’Cruz-Young, it caters to those who can appreciate the art that goes into a thoughtfully-prepared meal without the fuss, the bother and the exorbitant price tag of sitting in someone else’s four-star dining room. And best of all, there’s no after-cooking clean up.

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Solving the World’s Water Leaks

It is estimated that 25 to 30 percent of water in pipelines worldwide is wasted due to outdated infrastructure and leaks. Israeli company TaKaDu aims to reduce that number by using math to detect problems in water systems.

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Forest Footprint Disclosure’s New Report Shows Slow Progress by Business

Don’t miss the Forest Footprint Disclosure’s (FFD) fourth annual report – given the extremely important role forests play in most of the major issues we deal with – from climate change and biodiversity loss to water scarcity and food security, this report is invaluable.

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The Ad CBS Finds Too Offensive for Tonight’s Super Bowl

CBS rejected a Super Bowl ad of SodaStream because the content of the ad “seemed to have concerned CBS because it was a direct hit at two other Super Bowl sponsors and heavy network TV advertisers: Coke and Pepsi.”

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Spotlight on the Sharing Economy: Q&A with Park at my House

According to IBM, over 30 percent of traffic and car pollution in a large city is caused by drivers circling, looking for parking. So when drivers book their parking in advance through us, they save gas and time and money.

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Is Green the New Thin? Only in Clorox Green Works’ New Campaign

Eco-fanatics and rich people have made “green” into a status symbol that makes many women frustrated because they feel the bar is too high and they do too little, which doesn’t really count and hence they’re still part of the problem rather than the solution. Sounds a bit odd? Not to Green Works, which built an entire marketing campaign around these findings, proclaiming that “You Don’t Have to be Ridiculous to be Green.”

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Soy Ink: Myth vs. Reality

There are many popular notions surrounding soy ink. Some may be true. Some are blatant misconceptions. And most fall somewhere in between. This article sheds some light on the matter by exploring four common myths about soy ink.

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How Patagonia, Levi Strauss Connect with Consumers Through Sustainability

One thread running through each company’s sustainability journey is customer engagement – from idea generation to initiative roll-out to product end-of-life. Both Levi Strauss and Patagonia are engaging with consumers on sustainability issues and incorporating their feedback into future iterations of the sustainability program.