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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The C-Suite Sees the Importance of CSR

Data shows that the c-suite is heavily invested in corporate social responsibility. It seems to be my fate to explain corporate social responsibility (CSR) to all of my friends (and to a number of strangers!). I suspect that my eyes sometimes glaze with messianic fervor and that some of my listeners start looking for the nearest exit.

Why Farm Direct Practices Are Better For Everyone

On the whole, farm direct agribusinesses tend to be much better for farmers who care about sustainability. That’s because they tend to come with a general philosophy that nurturing farmers means nurturing the product, which, in turn, means nurturing the customer. Farm direct buyers want to know where their products have come from, and they want their farmers to have a good relationship with their crops or livestock.

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The Next 20 Years of Sustainable Investing

This is the critical point we must embrace: sustainable investing can no longer simply present itself as an alternative to traditional investment approaches that ignore environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives.

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5 Reasons CSR Should Be on a CEO’s Radar

Why would a CEO care about CSR? CSRHub’s Bahar Gidwani explains why. One of the smartest folks I know—one of my directors when I was at McKinsey—had time to have a cup of coffee with me last week. During a chat that covered topics ranging from board practices to roof leaks, I told him a bit about CSRHub and our efforts to encourage corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.

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Will 2013 Be the Year to Invest in Africa?

“Africa is the world’s most underappreciated, undervalued growth story.” China sees its potential, but when will more businesses in the west take the investment plunge in Africa?

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Naser Al Marzooqi: How Masdar City is Influencing the Building Supply Chain

In the couple of years during which I’ve gotten to know Masdar and Masdar City, I’ve been looking for signs that it has begun to influence the building community beyond its borders. This afternoon I had a chance to sit down with Masdar City’s Head of Facilities Management, Nasar Al Marqoozi, to ask him in person.

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The Top 10 Stakeholder Issues in 2013

Future 500 has identified the Top 10 issues that activists and corporations will likely contend with this year. A growing number of consumer and activist groups is working on each issue demanding more sustainable solutions.

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GRI Reporting in Public Agencies

Nancy Mancilla of the ISOS Group tells the stories of different organizations that employed the GRI framework for sustainability reporting.