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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DuPont Commits $10 Billion to Food Security Research

DuPont says it will invest a startling $10 billion in food security research and development, create 4,000 new products, and facilitate “2 million…
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Taking Fewer Car Trips is the Best Thing You Can Do for the Environment

As leaders from around the world are meeting over two weeks in Paris to advance collective action on climate change, it’s heartening to…
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The Way Forward in the Gig Economy Debate

Where do you stand on the debate? The gig economy continues to spark controversy and ignore worker rights. The Good Work Movement presents…
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A Strong Climate Deal Makes Dollars and Sense for American Business

In the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 1, over 100 U.S. companies placed a full-page ad calling for a shift to a low-carbon…
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Ceres CEO: Forget Bleeding Hearts, Pursestrings Will Win Paris

"What makes this Paris set of discussions different than any before is that the financial leadership and corporate leadership are here in strength,…
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Dunkin’ Donuts Uses Bio-Digesters to Dunk Food Waste

Dunkin’ Donuts announced this week that it has installed a bio-digester system at a second location in New Jersey.
As some industries, like the aluminum industry in North America and Europe, gain traction on greenhouse gas reductions, the need emerges to level the playing field with their counterparts in markets like China.

As Industry Commits to Climate, a Level Playing Field is Needed

The CEO of the Aluminum Association explains how a strong policy framework for climate will help her industry.
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Facing Climate: An Open Letter to CEOs and Citizens on the Need for Global Action

Todd Spaletto, president of The North Face, writes an open letter to citizens and CEOs to urge climate action.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…