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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Is There a Case Against CSR?

University of Michigan business administration professor Aneel Karnani is not a fan of CSR. He believes that for companies to act in the…
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Climate Counts Discloses Slow Company Gains in Latest Scorecard

During this round, Climate Counts announced evaluations of 47 companies in the pharmaceutical, furniture, large appliance, and children’s goods sectors. Some improvements were…

Wanted: Employees Willing to Accept Unlimited Vacation Plans

Rosemary and Ted O’Neill, owner of the Seattle-based social media company Social Strata, announced earlier this year that its employees could start taking…

Could the SEC Benefit from Crowdsourcing?

Marcia Kramer Mayer and Paul J. Hinton of NERA Economic Consulting suggest that the SEC require investment advisors to report quarterly their assets…

New Organization Is Large Step to Combined Financial & CSR Reports

On August 2, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), joined forces in advocating for integrated reporting.…

MillerCoors Talks Sustainability

MillerCoors, the second largest brewer in the United States that has a portfolio of over 60 brands, is making more changes in its…
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Tony Hayward: Lessons in Leadership and Accountability

Few of us would have ever heard of Hayward had the Deepwater Horizon rig had not exploded in April, gushing thousands of barrels…
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CDP and GRI Collaborate For More Streamlined CSR Disclosure

Both GRI and CDP will use the linkage document as a framework for improving their respective guidelines and questionnaires. CDP amends its annual…
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European Retailers Adopt Voluntary Sustainable Business Code

This coalition between the European Retail Round Table (ERRT) and EuroCommerce claims that it is committing retailers to improve their operations in six…

GRI Releases Key Findings from 2010 Global Conference

Assuming more companies and their suppliers provide environmental, social, and governance (ESG, the GRI’s preferred term) disclosure, full integration of ESG and financial…

Calvert Investments Drops BP from SAGE Ethical Fund

The American mutual fund company Calvert Investments announced that it sold a significant portion of its BP shares, but will still work with…

Boston College Study Profiles Corporate Citizenship Leaders

Generalizing these managers as “corporate citizenship leaders,” The Boston College report profiled over 600 profiles across a wide array of companies, and weaves…

Engage 2010 Conference: A Virtual Immersion in CSR

Attending conferences in far-flung places like Amsterdam and Seoul are certainly exotic and create lasting memories, but are also expensive, create a huge…
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Should We Start Saying “Beyond Shell” ?

After a long record of safety violations, questionable labor practices, and not to mention a gushing deep sea well that has flowed without…
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CSR May Help Build a Good Reputation, But Can’t Salvage a Brutal One

Mary Ann Ferguson’s research team asked over 750 people to look at companies’ CSR programs and report two conclusions: whether the type of…