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.

SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017

How Women Leaders in Technology Transform the Non-Profit World

In recent years, the nonprofit sector has witnessed more women ascending to technology management positions. These leaders are on the front lines of discussions on management and employee engagement. And at a time when many organizations are shifting to a social enterprise model, technology remains central to NGOs’ missions.

Workers Sew a Nightmare into Zara’s Supply Chain

It is news no apparel company wants to hear: allegations of slavery or any form of bonded labor in a supply chain. But the story of some apparel workers in Turkey tucking notes in some of Zara’s clothing has generated the fast fashion retailer headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Innovations in Corporate Social Impact

“Is it too difficult for companies to achieve financial and social impact simultaneously?”  This was the question being posed by One World Founder & CEO Scott Saslow at the Innovations in Corporate Social Impact Summit on Nov, 2 at Cooley LLP in San Francisco.  The answer was a resounding “no,” as attendees discussed the examples of Bay Area companies who are innovation leaders in how they design their strategy, measure results and harness capital and people to create wider social, economic and environmental benefits.

How Good Amplifies the Value of Sports Partnerships

Uniting brands and fans, and the sports and entertainment they love, around collective action for social good goes beyond marketing, cause marketing and sports marketing into helping to effect substantial social change.

Coming to Your Thanksgiving Table: Traceability for Turkey

Honeysuckle White, a brand of turkeys owned by Cargill, has announced that some shoppers in Texas will be able to trace the origins of their holiday birds. This boost in traceability could nudge other meat producers to start doing the same.

New Life for Denim: Post-Consumer Waste Jeans

Many upstream textile producers, like Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries in Pakistan are stepping up to reduce the impact of their business. Check out their efforts to close the loop.

Interface Changes the Story on Climate Change from Pessimism to Optimism

In the run-up to the Companies vs Climate Change conference, Olivia Sprinkel, Head of Salterbaxter North America, spoke with Christine Needles, Senior Director, Global Corporate Communications for Interface. Christine is one of the panelists at the conference speaking about communicating on climate change.