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.

LinkedIn, VolunteerMatch Team Up to Connect Nonprofits with Volunteers

How can nonprofit organizations seeking skilled volunteers and individuals with just the right expertise find each other? LinkedIn and volunteer engagement network VolunteerMatch aim to solve this challenge, announcing last month that the two organizations will partner to make it easier for nonprofits to successfully recruit experienced volunteers and board members.

Waste Heat Recovery a Path for Cement Makers to Cut Costs and Emissions

Cement manufacturers have been reducing CO2 emissions. Deploying waste heat recovery (WHR) technology can spur additional reductions, as well as lower costs substantially and enhance their competitiveness, according to a report from the International Finance Corp. and Institute for Industrial Productivity.

3p Weekend: 5 Reasons Businesses Should Care About Climate Change

It’s always tricky to ask: Why now? But, as recent research shows, not asking may prove even more costly. To get your mind going this Friday afternoon, we gathered up five reasons businesses should care about climate change — not tomorrow, not next year, but right in the here and now.

Report Shows the Benefits of Cradle to Cradle Certification, But Is It Enough?

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute recently commissioned Trucost, a leading global environmental data and insight company, to determine the value of C2C certification for companies. The result is a 145-page report in which Trucost presents its analysis of 10 C2C-certified products from different companies (and industries), including Aveda, Desso, Ecover, PUMA, Shaw Industries, Steelcase and Van Houtum.

The High Cost of Cheap Shrimp

Environmental degradation, land grabs, fair treatment of workers –participants all along the shrimp value chain need to address 10 key challenges to assure the sustainability of their businesses. Carrying out inclusive business strategies can help, according to CSR Asia.

Bill’s Passage Boosts California Distributed Energy and Storage

With energy storage poised to make a real impact on California’s emerging distributed clean energy ecosystem, SB 861 funds the Self-Generation Incentive Program for 5 years. SGIP has been receiving more in the way of rebate requests for energy storage system installations than any other category of distributed clean energy technology.

Target Pushes ‘Long-Term Value’ in 2013 Sustainability Report

“It’s about making sure the partnerships we take, the processes we follow and the products we sell are helping us create long-term value that goes beyond Target and into the communities we see,” said John Mulligan, interim president and CEO of Target.