Corporate social responsibility

A U.S. federal judge ruled in favor of Chevron Corp. yesterday, dealing a blow to the 30,000 Amazonian villagers who successfully sued the California-based oil company for $9.5 billion over environmental damage in 2011.

Modern Brazilian firms are now the hemisphere's template for conscientious civic involvement. But not all of their compatriots are getting the message.
Microsoft's founder argues that the principles of innovation can be applied to corporate citizenship, and offers up a few of the company's new ideas for expanding access to technology in Latin America.