Some highlights from the week’s news we’d love your feedback and additions!

Corporate Social Responsibility

What is the relationship between corporate reputation, trustworthy business practices, and sustainable business? Experts weigh in on Triple Pundit.

From Global Sustainable, here is a five-tiered business approach to integrate CSR fully into your company.

An article from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) asks representatives from four companies to share their best CSR practices.

Sometimes it’s better not to write a CSR report; here are 10 reasons why you shouldn’t via @ElaineCohen.


The Third African Conference on Hygiene and Sanitation has unveiled a new idea, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – “Reinventing the Toilet.”

From the New Yorker, some reasons why Mayor Bloomberg’s $50m donation to the Sierra Club’s ‘Beyond Coal’ campaign is significant.

Cause Marketing

A new study shows that people who use social media are more likely to not only buy products they feel are socially responsible, but also to boycott or otherwise punish companies who make products that aren’t.

New evidence shows that consumers are more likely to buy products that are socially responsible; here are five tips to make sure your cause marketing campaigns highlight that.

Some tips on avoiding being greenwashed, from the author of The Green Executive.

How Foursquare and cause-marketing are being used to help a charity that builds homeless shelters.

Non Profits

Non-profit group California Common Sense is dedicated to finding out where all of California’s money goes.

A group of college students has developed new technology that allows legally blind students to take notes as easily as their fully-sighted peers.

Useful for non-profits: seven tips for social entrepreneurs from

Making an ocean of difference, The Guardian provides some practical solutions to help our struggling seas.

Miranda Melcher contributed to this post.