This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy

eBay’s Christmas Gift to ALEC: No Renewal

Cutting ties with a lobby organization right before Christmas can be risky business — that is, unless you know that your consumer base really wants you to. eBay’s announcement last week that it would be dropping its membership in ALEC is telling. So are the announcements by other similarly influential companies that have objected to ALEC’s bold climate change policies.

The Secret Side of Business Sustainability

There are certain elements of virtually every business that can have a negative impact on the company’s sustainability, which many business owners often overlook.

SPECIAL SERIES: Carbon Offsetting

Conferences and Carbon: The Impact Behind the Event

Conferences and events are an integral part of getting business done in today’s world, but they have an inherent impact on the communities where they’re held: some good, some bad. What’s the right way to address sustainability when there are so many other details to focus on?

Six Enviros Pledge to Go Public on Diversity

Six environmental giants have pledged to post their diversity stats on GuideStar by February. It may mean more changes to the green lobby’s hiring and appointing practices, especially when it comes to the rights of people of color. And hopefully it will help redefine our limited understanding of just what diversity means.

President Bans Oil and Gas Drilling in Bristol Bay Indefinitely

President Obama took executive action Dec. 16 to protect Bristol Bay’s iconic, $2 billion wild-caught fishery and local communities from oil and gas drilling. Another existential threat to Bristol Bay ecosystems and watershed remains, however.

The Business of Giving Back

The art of philanthropy is alive and well. Even in today’s financially challenging climate, many businesses are maintaining their commitment to fundraising and giving to charity.

Berkshire Hathaway’s Citizenship: Culture, Scale and the Future

The companies owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the huge conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, follow their leader in embracing corporate social responsibility, stewardship and sustainability. But the breadth and scale of the sprawling conglomerate can hide both the commitments and periodic problems.

Can Technology Help Fight Income Inequality?

George Mason University professor Tyler Cowen talks about a future that extends a growing employment category, “namely workers who team up with smart robots that require human assistance.”