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.


To Attract Millennial Money, Corporate Social Responsibility is More Important Than Ever

With 67 percent of millennials considering their investments as expressions of their social, political and environmental values, it’s clear who is driving this…

Why Milton Friedman Would Have Been Okay With Benefit Corporations

Friedman won the Nobel Prize in 1976, advised President Ronald Reagan on economic policy in the 1980s and wrote several blockbusters, including "Free…
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Jack in the Box and General Mills Commit to Sourcing Cage-Free Eggs

Jack in the Box and General Mills both announced plans to make their entire egg supplies cage-free by 2025.
In 1932, E. Merrick Dodd wrote in the Harvard Law Review that the corporation as "an economic institution which has a social service as well as a profit-making function."

The Deep Legal Roots of the Business Case for Sustainability

In 1932, E. Merrick Dodd wrote in the Harvard Law Review that the corporation is "an economic institution which has a social service…

Is CSR Dead? Oh No, Not That Question Again …

The opportunity to attend a recent Barclays debate at the British Library in London entitled “Is CSR Dead” seemed just too good an…

Place-Based Initiatives Address a Key Social Part of the Triple Bottom Line

Ensuring stable and supportive places for people to live is one of the most critical social tenets of triple-bottom-line principles that builds a…

Google to Invest in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm

Last month, Google announced that it will invest in Africa's largest wind power farm, on the heels of the company's $12 million investment…

Antibiotic Apocalypse Economics

An antibiotic apocalypse is upon us due to failures in food product labeling tied to unsustainable farming practices. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth…

3p Weekend: 10 Stores Staying Closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Over the past few years, we've noticed a pretty disturbing trend -- retailers are opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving, in an attempt…
Grain, Brazil, land grab, TIAA-CREF, Leon Kaye, transparency, corporate social responsibility

American Financial Services Giant Attacked for Role in Brazilian Land Grab

According to Grain, a small NGO that supports small farmers and social equality movements, the financial services giant TIAA-CREF has had a central…
Gung Ho! Pizza store in Sanlitun, Beijing

Why a Chinese Pizza Chain is Hot for Sustainability

Beijing-based retail food chain Gung Ho! Pizza (GHP) saw environmental, economic, and social benefits from improving its sustainability.
In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, Eco Village was designed to prove that zero energy neighborhoods can be affordable, beautiful, durable and comfortable.

Breaking Down Barriers to Net Zero Homes

Many building product manufacturers have pushed the limits of energy efficiency in their products. Today, it’s possible to achieve not just a “greener…
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Toyota’s New 2016 Prius Pumps Up Hybrid Market With Sport And Style

Toyota's new 2016 Prius line adds a generous helping of fun to the hybrid experience, with a raft of new fuel efficiency improvements…
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HR Directors Must Sell CSR To Win Millennial Job Candidates

New research by Global Tolerance found that 62 percent of surveyed millennials “only want to work for an organization that delivers social and…
The Connecticut River as it flows into Long Island Sound.

reSET to Benefit Corps: If You’re Serious, Come to CT

A year ago, Connecticut became the 25th state to adopt a law allowing benefit corporations, after the hard work of one motivated entrepreneur.