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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Zero-Deforestation Commitments: What Do They Mean?

In a new report, the nonprofit organization Forests Trends analyzed more than 500 publicly-available corporate deforestation commitments. The ultimate question: Do these commitments…
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Corporate Diversity Initiatives: Best Practices and Pitfalls

It is well documented that companies with strong diversity programs have a competitive edge, but not all programs are created equal. Phyllis A.…
In 2012, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News moved from their iconic home of 86 years, at Broad and Spring Garden streets in North Philadelphia, into the third floor of a remodeled Strawbridge's department store. But things may be looking up for the venerable city newspapers.

In Philadelphia, A Bold Experiment In Sustainable Journalism

"People are starting to realize that serious journalism in big cities could actually go away," says Terry Egger, publisher and CEO of the…
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Responsibility, Transparency and Customer Engagement Are Keys to Marks & Spencer’s Success

Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at…
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Strippers and Ubers? They May Be More Alike Than You Think

An appeals court ruled last week that strippers are considered employees, rather than independent contractors. And many of the findings can be applied…
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Sustainable Seafood is a Global Responsibility – and Opportunity

Finding and implementing global, sustainable solutions to the ghost fishing gear problem is an opportunity to shape a better future for marine industries…
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Are You and Your Organization Ready to Get Future Fit?

In times of turmoil, the danger lies not in the turmoil but in facing it with yesterday’s logic, argues business and biomimicry expert…
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What’s the Best Way for Your Business to Give Back?

You realize the importance of giving programs and the value they offer for your brand reputation. The question isn’t whether to invest in…
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Companies As Activists: Brands Take A Stand For Justice

“Many people think they have to leave their politics at the door, but this couldn’t be further from the truth,” Bob Keener of…
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In Wake of Gawker Case, Peter Thiel Drags Facebook into White Nationalist Territory

Facebook board member Peter Thiel suffers another blow to his image, as a new report details his association with white nationalist groups.
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Trump, Self-Described ‘Protector,’ Is More of a Corporate Predator

As investigations led by USA Today and the New York Times reveal, buyers who are captivated by Donald Trump's business background should be…
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How Peter Thiel’s Gawker Lawsuit Could Trip Up Facebook

Critics call out Peter Thiel for alleged corporate ethics violations, and call for his ouster from Facebook in the aftermath of the Gawker…
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Over Half Your Potential Employees Seek Strong CSR Commitments

A study from Cone Communications presents some extremely persuasive evidence to support the hypothesis that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the business of…
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3p Weekend: 8 Companies Going All-In on Ocean Conservation

From startups founded with conservation at their core to leading companies making oceans a CSR focus, this week we tip our hats to…
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Three Years After Rana Plaza, Worker Safety Improves in Bangladesh

One significant outcome of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse is the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Rob Wayss, the…