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.

Paperless Offices: A Look at Successes and Challenges

Companies are finding it hard to transition to a model that allows them to function completely without paper. Despite our thriving digital environments, which include online communications, unlimited information, and now, cloud storage, there are significant obstacles to adopting total “paperlessness.”

Powerful Food Lobby Loses Big Members Over Shifting Consumer Concerns

The Grocery Manufacturers Association, a powerful food lobby, is feeling the pinch of consumer advocacy as some of its biggest members, including Campbell Soup Co., Nestle and Mars head for the door, taking billions of dollars of advertising strength with them.

The Weinstein Company May Get a New CEO, and She’s Got Remake Plans

Sexual abuse allegations and lawsuits against media mogul Harvey Weinstein have plunged the Weinstein Company into an image crisis. The “white knight” acquisition proposal that may have the best chance of salvaging both the company’s assets and its image, say experts is an unlikely bidder: a 62-year-old Latina with a savvy eye for investments that will hasten social change to the country’s biggest economic drivers.

Making Transparency an Ally in the Battle for Human Rights

By Laura Quinn for Tea & Water Tackling human rights in business is no longer just an internal process of supply chain compliance. With transparency reaching an all-time premium, it has become a major market and industry priority. Consumers are bearing their teeth around the globe, taking action online and offline against companies with poor … Continued

Collaborating to Sustain Climate Action

Collaboration is essential to taking effective action on climate change – such as keeping the global temperature increase below two degrees Celsius, a limit outlined by the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. With this in mind, here are three key considerations for business leaders seeking to partner on efforts to reduce carbon and environmental impacts, and advance long-term sustainable solutions.

Airbnb: Tourism Will Drive Sustainable Growth in Developing Economies

Airbnb insists that its platform can help more families worldwide build wealth, and during the UNTWO Conference on Jobs and Sustainable Growth in Jamaica, the company announced that it is launching more programs designed to make the tourism sector a more inclusive one.

U.S. Tariffs on Canada’s Softwood Lumber Tax Markets at Home

Canada’s softwood lumber may not be its biggest export industry, but it has been an essential import for the U.S. for decades. But things may be changing between the two countries. U.S. tariffs and political differences about how to price a country’s lumber are driving a wedge at the NAFTA negotiation table. And Canadian companies may not be the ones that will suffer the most from those tariffs, says the National Association of Homebuilders.

From Supplier Compliance to Open Collaboration in the Fight for Better Human Rights

The question many businesses are forced to ask themselves is how to enforce human rights compliance across an increasingly complex global network if the current system isn’t working. A great first step would be to stop enforcing, and start engaging. In other words, a little less stick and a little more carrot.

Post Twitter Chat Q&A with Caesars Entertainment

On October 25, Caesars Entertainment and TriplePundit hosted a Twitter chat to discuss corporate social responsibility at Caesars. We got so many great questions that we ran out of time to answer them all. Read on to see the other things folks were curious about, plus our responses.

SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017

Philanthropy and the Impact Revolution

Nonprofits are finding that they need to be held accountable to a different standard than what was acceptable in the past. But this change could actually open up opportunities to generate more social impact faster and with more meaning, as discussed during the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.

Copenhagen Architectural Wonder Puts Waste-to-Energy on a Pedestal

The city of Copenhagen, renowned for its sustainability efforts, has a new waste-to-energy project in the making. When it’s done it won’t just have green energy to power its homes, it’ll have its first ski “hill” and other community benefits.