Critics call out Peter Thiel for alleged corporate ethics violations, and call for his ouster from Facebook in the aftermath of the Gawker lawsuit.
This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.
A study from Cone Communications presents some extremely persuasive evidence to support the hypothesis that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the business of the future — and it isn’t only for millennials.
From startups founded with conservation at their core to leading companies making oceans a CSR focus, this week we tip our hats to private-sector firms making a difference.
One significant outcome of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse is the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Rob Wayss, the Accord’s executive director, spoke with TriplePundit by telephone from his office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to give us insight about the progress being made on workers’ safety.
The efforts of NGOs such as Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and the World Resources Institute demonstrate that the global palm oil industry has far to go before it can truly become responsible and sustainable.
Hershey’s most recent corporate social responsibility report insists the company is ramping up efforts improving its record on cacao sourcing, palm oil procurement and animal welfare. Is it for real, or just a public-relations move?
Yum! Brands’ executives, managers and employees have implemented many forward-thinking community programs over the years, which include addressing challenges related to education, food scarcity, literacy and community engagement.
Small-scale innovations in the sustainable economy abound. But how can we achieve changes in the global economy at scale? Perhaps these examples can inspire us to pursue an economy worthy of our affection.
Earlier this week, palm oil supplier IOI Group announced it will withdraw its lawsuit against the RSPO as more consumer brands broke ties with the company.
Airbnb is doing a poor job of educating its hosts about the Fair Housing Act, prompting lawsuits, social media backlash and even a hashtag: #AirbnbWhileBlack. In response, the company pledged to conduct a “comprehensive review” of its anti-discrimination policy.
WWF released its most recent soy scorecard, and based on this NGO’s analysis, companies have a lot of work to do if they truly want to improve their sustainability performance.
Farsighted business leaders already implement sustainability initiatives and operate social enterprises. But protecting their businesses and the public from others’ unfair corporate practices takes more than voluntary standards.