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Socially Responsible Business


Innovative, ethical, and community-minded business practices



How Businesses Can Increase Food Access for the Poor

Hybrid approaches present an opportunity to achieve both greater social impact as well as greater business benefits.


Global Issues

Rio+20: Is a $513 Billion Down Payment Enough?

Advances in reducing poverty, environmental protection, and other global issues threaten the status quo—a report from Rio+20.

By Jigar Shah | Jul. 2, 2012

Corporate Philanthropy

CSR Rule #1: Do No Harm

Corporate philanthropy is complicated and may have multiple objectives but Peter Karoff, Founder of The Philanthropic Initiative, argues its ultimate intention should be to do no harm.

By Peter Karoff | 1 | Jun. 28, 2012

Socially Responsible Business

Is Business the New Charity?

Investing in small business and new ventures is a good thing and vital to our communities, but we must not confuse it with charity or strategic long-term social investment.

By Aaron Hurst | 8 | Jun. 26, 2012

Socially Responsible Business

What Workers Want Is What the World Needs

Employers who provide workers with tangible ways to make a positive social or environmental impact will find that it pays off.

By Liz Maw | 1 | May. 24, 2012


Having Your Sustainable Cake and Eating It Too

Long-term investment in organic agriculture will provide above-market returns, environmental impact, and—in the developing world—enormous social impact.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 2 | May. 22, 2012

Socially Responsible Business

Branding a Revolution

Q&A with KoAnn Skrzyniarz of Sustainable Brands.

By Nayelli Gonzalez | May. 21, 2012

Socially Responsible Business

Evolving Social Innovation for Brands in Brazil

Q&A with Dhaval Chadha of Cria Global.

By Jody Turner | 1 | Apr. 19, 2012
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Socially Responsible Business

Flexible Funding and Leadership Training Lead to Greater Community Impact

A successful grant program gives nonprofit leaders space and time to strategize.

By Kerry Sullivan | Apr. 16, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

Flux to Flex: Takeaways from the 2012 Skoll World Forum

A new brand of social entrepreneurship is emerging.

By Jason Saul | 3 | Apr. 9, 2012