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.

Walmart Commits to More Sustainable Food. Is it Serious?

On Monday, Walmart held its second semi-annual Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting and announced a new pledge to help create a more sustainable food system. Taken at face value, the country’s largest food retailer appears to be making a real commitment to help develop a healthier, more affordable, and less environmentally damaging food supply. But how exactly is it planning to increase the sustainability of the food it buys and sells?

3p and HP Hosted #LivingProgress Twitter Chat LIVE from SXSW Eco

Join TriplePundit’s Founder, Nick Aster, and HP’s Senior Director of Strategy and Communications, Chris Librie, for a live discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing us today at #LivingProg on October 7 at Noon PST/3 p.m. EST.

Are B Corps Relevant Outside of the U.S.?

Although the B Corp movement originally started in Pennsylvania, more than 30 percent of all Certified B Corps are now based outside of the United States.

A West Coast Perspective On Sustainability

Sustainability consultant Andrew Wilson of Corporate Citizenship finds that businesses in San Francisco are ahead of the curve when it comes to corporate responsibility.

Brazilian Startup Solidarium Connects Artisans with the Global Marketplace

“The whole idea of Solidarium is to create the largest distribution network for handmade products in the world,” founder Tiago Dalvi told Triple Pundit. The company, which allows local artisans to sell their products in an online marketplace, hopes to reach 1 million people over the next five years.

Corporate Donors Pledge Support for Syrian Refugees

Five of the initiatives announced at the Clinton Global Initiative’s tenth annual meeting will help Jordan and other Mideast nations cope with the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.

U.S. Promises Action on U.N. Human Rights Principles

Last week, the U.S. State Department announced that the government would develop a National Action Plan to “promote and incentivize responsible business conduct,” in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

Sierra Club Takes Coal Fight to Supreme Court

Sierra Club, Ratepayers & Community Intervenors and Earthjustice are taking the New York Public Service Commission to the state Supreme Court over a plan to repower the Dunkirk power plant. The $140 million plan would see the plant fueled for another 10 years, primarily by adding the capacity to burn natural gas.