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.

For This Young Professional, Junior Athletics Blossomed Into a CSR Career

In the U.S., 81 percent of Generation Z say they’re looking for purpose in their work. As this next generation enters the workforce, we wanted to find out what draws them to careers in corporate responsibility and sustainability, so we’re publishing a series of personal essays from young professionals about what their new careers mean for them. New York City CSR pro Danielle Grenier kicks things off.

Google Employees Step Forward in the Brands Taking Stands Movement

Earlier this month, 20,000 Google employees walked off their jobs to protest revelations that the company fired three senior executives over sexual misconduct, paying one of them a $90 million severance package. This is just the latest example of top companies and their stakeholders taking stands on key social issues.

5 U.S. Climate Stories to Watch in 2019

Climate change was on ballots across America last week. The results were mixed but leave room for increased climate action in the next two years and beyond, say experts from the World Resources Institute (WRI).

What Albertsons Can Teach Top Companies About Community Outreach

Companies can play a powerful role in the communities where they operate. Albertsons Companies—which owns popular grocery and pharmacy chains like Safeway, Vons, Acme and, of course, Albertsons—is striving to embrace this type of role, as evidenced by its latest Sustainability Update published last week.

How to Integrate Climate Risk Into Corporate Supply Chain Management

Businesses already experience the negative impacts of climate change, but most still don’t recognize how much a warming planet can affect their value chains. Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) offer solutions to help companies better manage climate risk.

SPECIAL SERIES: How Does Data Privacy Affect Corporate Responsibility?

How Data Privacy Regulations Affect Nonprofits—And What They Can Do

Nonprofits, philanthropic groups, and foundations are potentially exposed to even greater risk in the event of a data breach, as the reputations they’ve painstakingly cultivated can be tarnished overnight. Here are a few things nonprofit leaders can consider to ensure their organizations effectively safeguard user privacy and comply with emerging privacy regulations.

Corporate Giving is at a Record High, New Reports Find

Total corporate giving increased by more than 15 percent over the past three years to a record $23.8 billion, and employee choice plays an increasingly large role, according to a pair of reports released this week.

Financial Activists Leverage Capital for Good

Magic happens when trailblazing financial activists come together. That’s the purpose of the Integrated Capital Institute, a nine-month fellowship program that gives finance professionals the strategies to leverage capital to effect lasting, positive change.