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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Interface Issues a Call to Action for Companies to Raise the Sustainability Bar

By: Kara DiCamillo Pledging to obtain third-party validated Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) on all of their InterfaceFLOR products globally by 2012, Interface has…
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Can Innovation Change the World? Social Innovation Awards to Recognize Market Leaders

By Martin Smith Since the Club of Rome was established in 1968, thousands of companies, industry associations, non-profit organizations and social enterprises have…

More Executive Pay Tied to Sustainability Performance

As Michael Meehan explained last week, sustainability has moved out of the token CSR office, into the C-suite and in the halls of…
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CSR In the Developing World: Solution or Problem?

Ann Bernstein leads the Centre for Development and Enterprise in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her new book, The Case for Business in Developing…
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From Charity to Foresight to Business: The Evolution of HP’s CSR

From the beginning of its existence, Hewlett Packard (HP) has been ahead of its peers in giving back to the community, showing concern…

GRI Opens NYC Office to Increase Engagement With US Firms

Dubbed the “Focal Point USA,” GRI’s new office will help increase the number of US-based companies that disclose ESG data to its shareholders.…
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HBS Case Study Suggests Need for C-Level Sustainability Officer

The Harvard Business Review recently sparked a buzz with the online publication of one of its classic case studies—this time a fictional one,…
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Pepsi, Coke Report on Water Conservation

Once again Pepsi and Coke are going head-to-head only this time the outcome will be something more valuable than a better tasting soda…
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CSR Tip for Electric Power Companies: Don’t forget your stakeholders

By Michelle Weijing Lau Electricity generation is the largest single source of GHG emissions in the United States, accounting for 41% of all…

Accenture Pledges $100 Million to Train 250,000 Around the Globe

One organization that will offer help in tackling this issue is Accenture, the management consulting firm that employs 190,000 professionals around the globe.…
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Hershey Issues First CSR Report, but Its Cocoa Sourcing Still Criticized

The Hershey Company is America.  The world of chocolate has changed since Milton Hershey founded the company, which was at first the subsidiary…
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REI Reduces GHG Emissions 10% While Business Grows

While REI has achieved impressive growth in a difficult economy the last few years, the outdoor clothing and gear firm has also made…
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Levi’s, H&M Announce Ban on Sandblasting Denim Jeans

H&M’s and Levi’s Strauss & Co’s executives believe that a move to eliminate sandblasting as an industry practice will encourage other manufacturers to…

Indian Government to Business: Spend 2% of Profits on CSR

India’s Parliament is mulling a bill that if passed, over 3400 companies would have to set aside 2% of their average net profits…
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Singapore Stock Exchange Issues Guidelines for Sustainability Reporting

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has recognized that more investors are paying attention to issues involving environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, and as…