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.

How Harvey Weinstein Made Me Optimistic About Sustainability

The speed with which attitudes toward sexual misconduct are changing gives me hope that we can see a similar sea change with regards to sustainability. Black Friday is one of the best days of the year to consider our attitudes toward consumption.

WRI Announces $2 Billion Commitment to Restoring Degraded Forests

Latin America and the Caribbean are due for an ecological makeover. The World Resources Institute (WRI) says it already has the funding committed to restore some 131 million degraded lands across the region. The project has 16 investors so far. Another 19 investors are already hard and work funding the restoration of more than 24 million acres.

Current Administration’s Doctrine Won’t Deliver Economic Capital

Later this November, government ministers, business figures and committed people from a range of environmental organizations will be meeting at the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh. The focus will be on how we value and better protect the precious and limited resources like oceans, soil, and woodlands. This is the natural capital that human enterprise depends on.

Why We Won’t Make It to 2030 Without Buy-In From Business

Fresh off of the release of their most recent report, Towards a Sustainable Economy: The Commercial Imperative for Business to Deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we spoke with Aris Vrettos, Programme Director for CISL’s executive education programs about the role of business in society, the process of putting together the report, and the business challenges and opportunities that were uncovered during the process.

2017: Time to Stand Up and Speak Up

While it may seem that we have taken – and are taking – giant steps backwards, it is important to remember that evolution happens when the climate changes. And faced with this ‘climate change’ – people, governments and businesses are standing up and speaking up for what matters – environmentally, socially and economically. That will, ultimately be the thing that matters most from 2017. If we continue to act.

SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017

How Nonprofits Harness Artificial Intelligence to Make a Better World

Artificial intelligence’s potential is limitless – from refugee assistance, to helping students at risk of not completing school, to shortening the response time for teens who are in a personal crisis. Leaders from the education and tech sectors talked about AI’s benefits during the recent Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.

Tipping Point Brings Corporate R&D to Social Ills

Nonprofit Tipping Point Community, which works to combat poverty and homelessness in the Bay Area, has realized that solutions to intractable problems like education reform, housing and support for reducing homelessness don’t just depend on public funding. They emerge from innovative research and collective dialogue with all stakeholders. We chat with Founder and CEO Daniel Lurie and Tipping Point’s T Lab Director, Stephanie Lewis about their innovative and effective approach.

Zara Promises to Set Up Fund for Unpaid Turkish Workers

According to a leading global supply chain trade group, Zara will launch a “hardship fund” that aims to reimburse an estimated 140 workers in Turkey for unpaid wages, severance pay and unused vacation time.

Rogue U.S. Delegation Makes Huge Splash at COP23

Last Saturday, the U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 hosted a report launch with Michael R. Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown to reaffirm a commitment to aggressive climate action, with or without the American federal government.

Homelessness Looms in the Shadow of Silicon Valley Tech

The AP suggests at least 168,000 people across California, Oregon and Washington are homeless, an increase of 20,000 from only two years ago. And many of them are living not far from the shadows of the buildings that house the headquarters companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.