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

Removing Policy Uncertainty Key to Clean Energy Growth, Report Finds

The U.S. renewable energy sector continues to grow at above-average rates, bringing triple bottom line benefits to American society. Investment is falling, however, and policy uncertainty is a key factor, according to a new report from the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance.

SAP’s ‘Autism at Work’ Initiative: An Insatiable Appetite for Improvement

In May of last year, SAP announced the launch of Autism at Work — a unique global initiative to employ people on the autism spectrum. The ultimate goal of the program is to have 1 percent of the company’s total work force, or about 650 people in today’s numbers, represent people on the spectrum by 2020.

Is This a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Social collaboration gives us nearly instant feedback on the satisfaction of our constituents, paving the way for the tenets of a Golden Age: peace, harmony, stability and prosperity. So, how did we arrive at this technological enlightenment? At some point, technology crossed over and began to influence sociology, but how? Well in a single word: silicon.

6 Ways Tablets Have a Beneficial Impact on Classrooms and the Planet

Though some worry that the introduction of tablets into the classroom will only increase a student’s digital dependence and cripple them for “real world” experiences, the truth is that the use of tablets introduces a whole new set of tools to the classroom, and can benefit students — and the environment — in many ways.

Stopping Keystone XL: The Message is Getting Through

This past Friday, we received the welcome news from the State Department that the review period for the Keystone XL pipeline would be extended – a decision that offers both an opportunity and an acknowledgment. First and foremost, it’s an opportunity for the State Department to address the inherent flaws in its environmental review by looking at Keystone XL through a simple prism: Is the pipeline truly in America’s national interest?

SolarCoin: Scaling Up Sunshine-Powered Money

Any currency has value — but only if a large community uses and accepts it as payment. For SolarCoin, the new digital currency designed to promote solar electricity production, this need to scale-up is the primary barrier to gaining value as a form of money.

Twitter Chat Recap: Can Corporate Sustainability & Economic Growth Coexist?

Last week, CSRWire’s Aman Singh and I convened a twitter chat with with SAP’s @PeterGGraf, BSR’s @AronCramer, CDP’s @TopNigel. We discussed the intricacies of pursuing sustainability alongside business growth and social prosperity. It was one of our widest reaching twitter chats yet with 232 contributors, 1,388 tweets & over 9 million impressions.

The Link Between Walmart, Food Stamps and CSR

A recent report from Americans for Tax Fairness estimates that Walmart workers relying on public assistance programs due to low wages cost American taxpayers $6.2 billion a year. Another interesting figure presented in the report was that Walmart has captured 18 percent of the SNAP (food stamps program) market. It got me thinking that if a substantial number of Walmart’s employees in the U.S. (1.3 million in total) receive food stamps, then the company actually profits twice from paying low-wages.