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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Could Startups Born Out of the #AirbnbWhileBlack Outcry Succeed?

Both Noirbnb and Innclusive started with bad customer experiences with Airbnb, specifically centered around racial discrimination. But do these startups have a future?
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Corporate Cheat Sheet for Engaging Shareholder Activists

When it comes to corporate investor engagement, the socially responsible investing (SRI) community can be a unique challenge. Investor relations experts share 10…
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Why Sustainability is Missing the Data Party (and How to Sneak In)

Sustainability professionals should have a fear of missing out … on data.
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Samsung to Sell High-end Refurbished Cell Phones

Worldwide smartphone sales have been fairly flat recently in Q2 2016 with vendors shipping 343 million smartphone, yet Samsung has gained some market…
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An Innovative Path to Sustainable Transportation

The need for sustainable transit solutions is urgent: An additional 1 billion people will move into cities by 2030 and 670 million more…
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Why Renewable Energy Is Now a Requirement for CSR

Renewable energy is no longer optional when it comes to corporate social responsibility.
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Lawsuits Over Dubious Ingredients Hammer Honest Company’s Reputation

More consumers claim some Honest Co. products do not work as well or are not as natural as the company claims. The result…
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Listening To Learn: Best Practices for Social Purpose Strategy

Asking good questions is one of the most important skills a person, or a team, can develop. It’s also a skill attributed to…
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The Journey to Embedded Sustainability: International Paper

A candid interview with James McDonald, sustainability manager for International Paper, about how the company is integrating sustainability into its operations.
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Why Birkenstock Is Kissing Amazon Goodbye

The German shoe company, founded over 240 years ago, is sick of fake versions of its shoes being sold on the online retailer’s…
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Unhealthy Big Food: The New Big Tobacco?

Our national weight crisis is a health epidemic that is literally killing us: 300,000 Americans will die this year from obesity. This is…
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Startups Will Not Survive Without Social Responsibility Programs

Startups can find it difficult to justify dedicating time, money and energy to corporate responsibility. But they'll need to take a different approach…
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Patagonia Creates Neoprene-Free Wetsuit Line From Natural Rubber

Those wetsuits surfers wear are usually made from a synthetic rubber called neoprene that is far from environmentally friendly. Outdoor gear manufacturer Patagonia…
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Is Your Company Making One of These 3 Costly Mistakes When Buying Energy?

For many businesses, buying energy has been simplified into a regular routine. But that 'set-it-and-forget-it' mindset could cost your company money.
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How Technical Assistance Won The Super Bowl

A Super Bowl can have an impact of $200 million to $500 million on the local economy in which the game is played.…