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.

Heineken USA Takes Sustainability Seriously

It’s not a small thing for a company with almost 500 employees, eight offices, over 20 beers and ciders in its portfolio, and almost $4 billion in direct economic impact on the country to strive for sustainability.

Researchers Find Hidden Value in Carbon Offsets

Investing in voluntary carbon offset programs yields $664 in social and environmental benefits beyond the value of each metric ton of CO2 emissions avoided, according to research from Imperial College London and International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance.

3p Traceability Week: Q&A with MJ Freeway on Medical Marijuana Traceability

As part of 3p Traceability Week, the MJ Freeway team will be on-hand all week to answer your questions about medical marijuana traceability. Based in Denver, Colorado, where both medical and recreational marijuana sales are legal, MJ Freeway provides software solutions that help producers, processors, infused product manufacturers and retailers track the product throughout the supply chain — from field to cash register. Respond with your questions in the comments section!

3p Traceability Week: Q&A with Indigenous on Fashion Traceability

As part of 3p Traceability Week, Matthew Reynolds and Scott Leonard, co-founders of the fair trade fashion label Indigenous, will be on-hand all week to answer your questions about fashion traceability. Respond with your questions in the comments section!

Chiquita Sued For Deceptive Sustainability Claims

Last month, Chiquita Brands International received notice of a lawsuit filed by Seattle-based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) accusing the company of deceptive advertising practices. Specifically, the company claims in their advertising that their “bananas are farmed in an ecologically friendly and sustainable manner.” This, according to WASH founder Eric John Harrison, “is far from the truth.”

5 Reasons You Should Become a Certified B Corp

The particular benefits that are most attractive to you will vary depending on your industry, your goals and objectives, and where you are in the life cycle of your business (e.g., whether you are seeking capital, entering a new market or planning for succession). Author Ryan Honeyman was most attracted to the quality of the community.

Do ‘Clicktivism’ and the Online Petition Really Go Too Far?

Clicktivism is a going enterprise – but should it be? Should entrepreneurs that come up with ways to fast-track social activism be able to make money – say, in the millions? Or should our favorite charities be required to handle that networking themselves? And what about the one-person activist that really, really wants to change a small part of the world?