Corporate Social Responsibility

A Core TriplePundit Topic

CSR is defined as a business outlook that acknowledges responsibilities to stakeholders beyond shareholders, including suppliers, customers, and employees as well as local and international communities in which it operates and the natural environment. The CSR movement represents a growing awareness that the actions organizations take have unintended consequences outside the business, and the business has a responsibility to address them.

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Walmart Shares More Information About ‘High Priority’ Chemicals

In April, Walmart announced it had reduced the use of "high-priority chemicals" by 95 percent. This week, the retailer shared more information on…
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All Innovation Is Not Created Equal

Innovation 2.0 is about innovating with a broader social and environmental purpose, while keeping an eye toward market demands.
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Lessons Learned: A Journey through Solid Waste Reduction

Thomas Raymond, director of environmental sustainability at Hormel Foods, shares lessons learned from the company's journey to reduce solid waste.
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3 Steps to Effectively Measure Philanthropic Impact

Versaic, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the Rensselaerville Institute worked together to develop a results-focused plan for the hotel chain's corporate philanthropy initiatives.…
Men's clothing finds a new owner at a Value Village store in Burien, Washington.

Businesses Create a Win-Win-Win With Nonprofit Partnerships

The corporate-nonprofit partnership is a rare beast. But when done correctly, such models are a boon for communities, nonprofits and businesses.
From right to left: Martin Lemos, Mariana Souza and Simon Fischweicher. The three young professionals created their own sustainability consulting firm as a project in Bard College's MBA in Sustainability program.  And they're keeping it up after graduation.

DIY Sustainability Consulting Tips for MBA Students

Three students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability program share their recommendations for building a sustainability consulting portfolio before graduation.
Switching vehicles destined for short trips, like this flower delivery van, to electric can cut costs and impact.

4 Ways to Green Your Business Vehicle Fleet

Green vehicles provide a more efficient fleet, while saving your business money on fuel, taxes, maintenance and even fleet insurance. These four expert…
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Personal Care Companies Are Lagging on Microbeads, Greenpeace Says

Microbeads are banned from “rinse-off cosmetics” in the U.S. as of July 1, 2019. But the world’s largest personal care companies are lagging…
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Can CEOs Really Make Companies More Sustainable?

How much power do CEOs wield when it comes to integrating sustainability throughout their companies? Not as much as you might think.
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Ford and Jose Cuervo Partner To Make Bioplastic From Agave

Ford's initial assessments “suggest the material holds great promise due to its durability and aesthetic qualities.”
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6 Ways to Make Your Sustainability Data Count

How can you turn a mountain of sustainability data into engaging, useful information? Sustainability data fiend Majonne Frost from Bioregional offers her advice.
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NBA Moves All-Star Game From Charlotte Over Anti-LGBT Law

In what many hailed as a victory for progress, the NBA will move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, in…
These 'Scented Scoops' toys are made from sustainable bioplastic.

Toymakers Take the Lead On Sustainable Plastics

A sort of symbolism plays into the exploration of alternative, sustainable plastic materials for toys. When toymakers break from petroleum-based feedstocks, they signify…
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Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Barley Grower Days’ is Top-Notch Engagement

Anheuser-Busch is working directly with barley growers to reduce water use in eastern Idaho. And the results are impressive.
The Olympic Games are headed to Rio de Janeiro. But will the event improve the lives of locals, or place undue burden on the city?

The Olympics and Other Mega Events: A Boon or a Burden for Local Communities?

Although mega-events like the Olympics bring benefits to the host country, detrimental impacts can offset the perks.
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