Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Under Fire

croshairs.jpgThere is a backlash afoot against corporate reform. Tracy Rembert reports that the battle is most apparant in the efforts of California pension fund manager CALPERS in influencing companies in which it invests. Although is is possible that CALPERS overstepped its bounds with regards to labor unions, its other efforts have been generally both praised and profitable.
Still, essays have been written in various publications decrying the efforts of responsibility advocates as “anti-corporate”. The report by Rembert suggests, however, that many of these essays are knee jerk reactions that suggest CSR is moving very much mainstream to the mutual success of both corporations and other interests.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.