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

Foster Farms Recalls Chicken, Sues Insurer for Rejecting Claim

Foster Farms is gearing up for a new battle, this time with its insurance carrier, whose underwriters are refusing to compensate the company for its longstanding problems with salmonella, and it seems, the lack of a USDA recall earlier in the process.

Book Review: Sustainability Careers for MBAs

Katie Kross provides clarity, tips and resources for navigating paths to green careers in her book, “Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for Careers in Sustainability.”

3p Weekend: 5 Companies with Exemplary Customer Service

In a world where automated help lines and terms and conditions pages that read like Russian novels have become commonplace, it’s unfortunate that exemplary customer service is more the exception than the rule. This week we’re tipping our hats to five companies that prove the stereotype wrong and are rewarded with happy customers and healthy bottom lines.

Harnessing Young Talent for the Impact Sector

Millennials will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025, and the findings show that they want to work for organizations that make a positive contribution to society by addressing global challenges of resource scarcity, climate change and income equality.

Upcycling Gets Famous With New Reality Show Series

One might assume that handling trash every day for a living might be a smelly job. But for the motley crew of designers, nerds and captain planet-pushers at upcycling firm TerraCycle, trash is a profitable problem that keeps on giving.

Ikea Bumps Up Minimum Wage for U.S. Workers

Congress might be deadlocked over the minimum wage debate, but some companies aren’t waiting. Ikea recently announced it will raise its average minimum wage in its U.S. stores to $10.76, a 17 percent over the current wage and $3.51 above the current federal minimum wage.

Former BP CEO Makes the Business Case for LGBT Equality

A few years before Tony Hayward resigned as head of BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the previous BP CEO, John Browne, was forced to bow out from the company over a much different scandal: He was outed as gay by a British tabloid. Now the former executive has written a book about his experience, “The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business,” and is advocating for the rights of gay and lesbians in the workplace. Released in May, ” the book includes an open letter to CEOs about why promoting an inclusive environment for LGBT employees isn’t solely a civil rights issue or moral imperative for companies – it’s a smart business decision.