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.

Ben & Jerry’s Keeps Fans Close By Speaking Truth To Power

Ben & Jerry's spends about a fifth of its marketing budget to reach 10 million "fans"on social media. But technology is only the…

Stealing Plays: Why Sustainability Communicators Should Be More Like Bill Belichick

In honor of the return of Bill Belichick and the forthcoming NFL season, sustainability pros should "steal" these plays from the marketing playbook.…

Greenpeace Taps Big Data and Collaboration to Halt Deforestation

Greenpeace worked with private companies to develop a big-data approach that can identify the world’s most valuable forests.

7 Tips for Compelling Communications About Sustainable Agriculture

Big changes are taking place in the agriculture industry, as some of the world’s largest brands increase their focus on having a positive…

Did We Make a Difference? Calculating the Social ROI on Philanthropic Dollars

Board members, shareholders, funders and the public want to know just how their philanthropic dollars are driving positive social change. The President of…

Nonprofits Sue General Mills Over ‘Natural’ Label Claims

Three nonprofit organizations think products labeled as 'natural' shouldn’t contain ingredients like the herbicide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup. And they're making…

Consumers Spoke, Big Food Listened: How the Food Market is Changing

To win back consumers' trust, food companies need to offer healthier food and more transparency. Here are four examples of such initiatives, which…

The Business Case for Safer Chemicals Now

Companies that fail to address the health and environmental threats from toxic chemicals “pose a greater risk for investors than companies that take…

Shareholder Resolution Asks Walgreens To Review Tobacco Sales

“We’re asking the company to review the financial, reputational and legal risks of continuing to sell this deadly product," Tom McCaney of the…

Capital One Empowers Girls to Code

Female designers, developers and entrepreneurs gathered with Capital One in Washington, D.C. to showcase solutions that empower young women to enter the tech…

Abercrombie & Fitch Is Over the ‘Cool Kids’ Vibe, But It’s Too Late

Instead of targeting the 'cool kids' with six-pack abs, Abercrombie’s apparel and stores will now focus on customers’ “best self and inner confidence.”…

Mylan’s EpiPen Price-Gouging is Simply Unethical

By now you've likely heard about Mylan's EpiPen price-hike, which happened to coincide with a $16 million pay raise for its CEO. We…

Get Over Vacation Guilt — Your Life Depends on It

Pre-2000, Americans took an average of 20.3 days off per year. Fast-forward to today, and the average is down to 16.2 days. Even…

Why a Focus on Sustainability Can Make You a Better CFO

CFOs who embrace sustainability issues will be better prepared for the future of reporting, risk management and shareholder engagement, says Don Reed of…

Coca-Cola Sets High Bar For Water Conservation

Coca-Cola just released a water conservation report that should encourage other Fortune 500 companies to get their water act together, too.