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.

Top 7 Questions to Ask in An Impact Sector Job Interview

The interview is a great time to get some inside information – so be ready with thoughtful questions about work culture that an…

Workplace Well-Being: My Grandma Was Right About Health

Tim State of Humana explains how an employee well-being culture can result in improved health and drive a sustainable workforce.

It’s Still A Green Economic Revolution

We have a new president. Regulations will be changed, diminished or eliminated, but the green economy marches on. Coal is not coming back…

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Challenge to Companies: Address Racism

Last week's Net Impact conference opened with a keynote from Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. While some student attendees…

Volcom’s Sustainability Initiative Turns Fishing Nets into Bikinis

Lost fishing nets are a dangerous threat to fish, marine mammals, sea turtles and other types of marine life that become entangled in…

Agreement Reached on ‘No Deforestation’ Standards for Palm Oil Companies

A new deforestation agreement inked in Bangkok this week promises to offer companies more clarity on how they can make their supply chains…

Setting Science-Based Targets for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, ozone, methane and hydrofluorocarbons, have relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere -- which means they are…

REI #OptOutside Campaign Presents Alternative to Black Friday Shopping

Every year on Black Friday, millions of shoppers wait in line for hours, rush through the doors, and claw at each other to…

Policy Efforts to Eradicate Forced Labor — Too Little, Too Late

While legislation is finally coming online to strengthen corporations' voluntary commitments on forced labor, loopholes remain.

Encouraging All to Vote, Patagonia Closes Its Doors for Election Day

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia will shut down its entire operations for today, Election Day, to encourage its employees and the general…

It’s a Brave New World for Sustainability Professionals

Last week, a group of business leaders sat down to talk about corporate climate commitments at BSR 2016. But their comments highlighted an…

The Hult Prize: Incubating for Impact

"At the Hult Prize, we believe the companies of the future will be impact-centered, profit-minded and market-driven," founder Ahmad Ashkar said at the…

How a Social Media Company Drastically Reduced Online Racial Profiling

NextDoor was confronted with racial profiling incidents for much of last year, and took quick action to stamp it out with better site…

Patient Education and Improving Access to Quality Healthcare

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more Americans are insured now than ever before. But many newly-insured patients don't know enough about wellness…

The Science-Based Business Case for Addressing Climate Change

James Donovan, CEO of impact investing firm ADEC Innovations, makes the business case for strong corporate action around climate change and the U.N.…