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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Tom’s of Maine Awards $510,000 to Nonprofits in All 50 States

The votes are in, and 51 nonprofits from across the country will be able to give back more in their communities as winners…
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“Coal Means Death for Us”: Big Coal and Forced Evictions in Colombia

“Coal means death for us,” one Colombian villager said. “Just like it creates light there, here it generates darkness.”
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Business Leaders and #BlackLivesMatter

TriplePundit is a business publication. At first glance, #BlackLivesMatter may not seem like it's in our scope. Is it even appropriate for us…
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How Firestone Buoyed the Rise of Convicted War Criminal Charles Taylor

This week, ProPublica and Frontline released an exhaustively researched look at the vital role played by Firestone in supporting Liberia's former president.
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Human Rights Guidance for Corporate Lawyers

Last week, the International Bar Association (IBA) issued guidance -- the first of its kind -- to bar associations, private lawyers and law…
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‘Flourish and Prosper’ Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

This week I had the opportunity to attend the Third Global Forum for Businesses as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western…
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U.S. Promises Action on U.N. Human Rights Principles

Last week, the U.S. State Department announced that the government would develop a National Action Plan to “promote and incentivize responsible business conduct,”…
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Consumer Brands Face Tax Haven Pressure While B2Bs Get Free Pass

Corporate responsibility advocates were quick to label the story a win from a stakeholder engagement standpoint, and it surely shows what can happen…
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When it Comes to CSR, Tiffany’s Shines Bright

In its latest CSR report, Tiffany & Co. outlines progress on how it sources everything from diamonds to precious metals.
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Financing Conservation Through Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)

The need for policies that promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services is more important than ever. World Resource…
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Greenpeace Challenges Lego on Shell Gas Station Set

Greenpeace is an expert at raising awareness about critical environmental issues but the organization is not infallible, and it may have picked a…
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Target Pushes ‘Long-Term Value’ in 2013 Sustainability Report

"It’s about making sure the partnerships we take, the processes we follow and the products we sell are helping us create long-term value…
Corporate giving can take many forms, from staff volunteer days (like this tree-planting initiative at Yahoo!) to charitable donations. This post details five tips for getting involved.

5 Tips for Introducing a Charitable Giving Program to Your Company

However nice a corporate social responsibility initiative might sound on paper, you may find that your employees are reluctant to embrace charitable giving.…
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Interview: Eric Dominguez, Caesars Entertainment

Eric Dominguez talks about sustainability at Caesars - Energy, Water and Waste as well as engaging their employees to care and take sustainability…
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Sustainable Brands ‘14 Preview: Arrow Electronics on CSR Metrics

At the upcoming Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego conference (June 2-5), Rich Kylberg, Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications at Arrow, will…