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A Year in CSR: The Top 10 Trends of 2017

In the past year, we’ve seen companies take this challenge and run – with compelling campaigns standing up for social justice issues, companies tackling disaster relief in new and effective ways and organizations sparking conversations on sometimes uncomfortable topics. We believe we will look back at 2017 not as the year of inaction, but the moment business took the plunge – going all in on comprehensive and compelling corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Dell Launches World’s First Ocean Plastics Supply Chain

Dell announced that it will work with several of the world’s leading brands to develop what it describes as the world’s first commercial-scale, ocean-bound plastics supply chain.

Alaska Wildlife Open for Drilling; Tepid Demand from Big Oil

The U.S. held a new Alaska oil lease auction last week. Results indicate that Trump’s push to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could fall flat.

From Romania to Costa Rica: The Persuasive Power of Green Mortgages

Groups in Romania and Costa Rica are creating a new kind mortgage that upends the industry, making it a given to choose a green home.

Beyond Meat Joins the Burger Bar at TGI Fridays

Beyond Meat’s vegan burgers are now in thousands of grocery stores across the nation, a testament to their success on the grocery isle. In January, they make their debut in a major restaurant chain. What does the brand’s expansion say about the future of the iconic American hamburger? One major meat producer has already decided. This week it increased its investment in the growing success of plant-based technology.

Organic Food: Debunking 5 Common Myths

As of 2016, the organic produce industry alone raked in more than $65 billion, so it’s clear the farming method is here to stay and extremely popular among buyers. It’s only right to debunk any myths still associated with the way this type of produce is harvested. Here are five of the biggest misconceptions — and the truth about each one.

Is ExxonMobil Finally Standing Up For Climate Science, Or Just Showing Up Coal?

ExxonMobil has been the arch enemy of climate science and now suddenly the company is a warrior for climate action, thanks to a shove from the Heartland Institute.

New Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus Long on Water Conservation, Short on Transport Options

In 2019, Microsoft will reopen its newly modernized Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View in a drive to keep technology workers excited about working within one of the most expensive and congested areas in the U.S. Transport options, however, are sorely lacking.

6 Careers for Renewable Energy Enthusiasts

Renewable energy isn’t the future – it’s right now. If you share the passion, you’ll easily be able to turn that passion into a career.

The Triple Bottom Line

At it's core, triple bottom line thinking ties the social and environmental impact of an organization’s activities to its economic performance.

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company's activities, they'll work harder and stay longer, which will reduce costs. Here we explore some popular ways to keep employees engaged.

Sustainability Reporting

Here we explore the many ways companies are reporting on their sustainability, from traditional GRI-indexed sustainability reports to visually dynamic websites that update in real time.

From Farm to Factory: A 3 Part Series on Social Impacts in Apparel

In this 3-part series is underwritten by C&A Foundation, we explore how cotton, supply chain transparency and bonded labor shape the apparel supply chain and influence the clothes on our backs.

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SC Johnson Goes Above and Beyond Regulatory and Industry Standards With Skin Allergen Transparency

Company Fulfills Commitment to Disclose Skin Allergens by Product

Sustainable Brands: Americans Want Brands to Help Them Live The Good Life

80% of consumers are loyal to businesses that help them live The Good Life

3Degrees Helps BART Negotiate Two New Renewable Energy Projects

Rigorous process allows BART to procure cost effective renewable energy

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