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Obama Wants to Tackle Climate - But What Does That Mean?

February 14, 2013 by Aron Cramer

Action on climate change will go further if businesses restart their calls for action to promote low-carbon prosperity from the world’s largest economy.[read more]

Climate Change in the Inaugural Address as a Momentous Event

February 7, 2013 by Kevin Moss

Amy Davidsen, US Executive Director of The Climate Group summed up one of the common concerns about the ability of the administration to complete this task. In her comments on the speech Ms. Davidsen noted that while climate change “has been put back onto the US public agenda…we must now keep it there.”[read more]


Rising to the Challenge: Case Study in CSR

February 1, 2013 by John Friedman

When big multi-nationals commit to sustainability they do so recognizing the challenge as well as the massive opportunity to make a difference. The most successful companies commit fully to the strategy.[read more]

Emission Trading: Is a Market-Fix to Environmental Problems Failing?

January 30, 2013 by Mark Whitman

Many innovative policy tools have been created over the last two decades to tackle the environmental challenges of the contemporary world.The 'carbon market' has become one of the significant features of this new policy landscape.Yet the year started with gloomy news for carbon market enthusiasts. In early January, Bloomberg...[read more]

COMMIT!Forum Shines a Spotlight on Evolving CR Issues

January 29, 2013 by Meghan Redd


Internet freedom, human rights, trust, transparency and youth programs were just a few of the issues discussed at the 2012 COMMIT!Forum this past October in New York City.[read more]

How to Fail at Marketing Green Products: Clorox Green Works

January 29, 2013 by Marc Gunther

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This breathtakingly dumb digital ad campaign from Clorox Green Works runs the risk of insulting the consumers of its environmentally-friendly cleaning products while managing to ridicule millions of people who are trying to be more conscious about the social and environmental impacts of the things they buy.[read more]

Dodd Frank Act - First Legal Test on Conflict Minerals Provision

January 27, 2013 by William Newman

Fresh from its US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) final vote in August, 2012, The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 now faces its first legal test in US Appellate Court.[read more]

Top 5 CSR Trends for 2013

January 26, 2013 by Crane and Matten

Before we are too far into the New Year we thought we should also ratchet up the game a little by sharing our two cents on what the future might hold in store for the world of CSR.[read more]

How Hard is it to Disclose Carbon Emissions?

January 26, 2013 by Elaine Cohen

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The category description for Best Carbon Disclosure is simple: "Which report gives the best disclosure of the organization’s carbon emissions, the implications for climate change, and the mitigation measures taken? Check for policy, quantified data, targets."[read more]

Social Performance vs Fiscal Performance

January 26, 2013 by Kevin Moss

Doing good business and contributing to society and the environment are not mutually exclusive. In fact they are mutually reinforcing.[read more]

How Business and Civil Society Can Solve Problems

January 23, 2013 by Aron Cramer

The fundamental architecture of society is changing fast. The financial crisis and efforts to address climate change have laid bare the shortcomings of national governments and intergovernmental bodies to “fix” things.[read more]

Media Has No Interest in Your CSR Message? Here’s How to Fix That

January 8, 2013 by Bushra Azhar

In this age of frenzied and fleeting attention spans, even without a CSR tag, it’s becoming increasingly hard to get media to give your story some valuable real estate and when it’s a story with claims to “save the world” and “build a better tomorrow” the media simply tunes it out. So, how do you get them to pay attention?[read more]