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.

A Look Back: The Evolution of LCA and Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Although life cycle assessment is a new concept for many outside the sustainability community, it has a remarkably long history. Here’s a brief…

This Small Business Became Carbon Negative – And Wants to Make It Easier for You

When Pacific Medical Training decided to go carbon negative, execs faced a significant learning curve. Now that the education company achieved its carbon-negative…

A Snapshot of CSR in Central and Eastern Europe

Sandra Feltham, founder of a corporate responsibility consultancy in Prague, Czech Republic, takes a broad look at CSR in Central and Eastern Europe.

Talking About Race and Police Violence at Work

Should corporate leaders take responsibility for creating safe environments to discuss race and marginalization at work?

Got Purpose?: Analyzing Purpose-Driven Brands in the 21st Century

The conversation around purpose-driven brands is now reaching a head. And companies are using their products and services as a medium to communicate…

Laurels for Credit Raters: Levers of Change in the Climate Adaptation Market

Credit rating agencies are seizing their role as levers of change in the adaptation market, says Joyce Coffee of Climate Resilience Consulting.

How a New Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Can Help Haitian Kids

Through partnerships with Timberland, HP, Team Tassy and ACOP (the Plastic Collectors Association), sustainable fabric manufacturer Thread plans to help improve the lives…

Global Cartels, Food Prices and Poverty: What’s a Bit of Dirt Worth to You?

After many years of speculation about what causes global food shortages, two researchers claim to have finally found the culprit. (And no, it's…

Perceive and Build a Better Reality: Making Failed Systems Successful

A former "economic hit man," who convinced governments to forfeit their resources to multinational companies, explains how perception can be used for good.

‘Too Little, Too Late’ from APP on Sustainability

Three years after launching a well-publicized sustainability campaign, Asia Pulp & Paper is building a $3 billion pulp mill without a sustainable wood…

Greenpeace: Bayer and Syngenta Knew About Pesticide Harm to Bees, Did Nothing

According to internal research documents obtained by Greenpeace under the Freedom of Information Act, both Bayer and Syngenta knew well about the negative…

Why is Corporate America So Silent on Race?

“News of police shootings or hate-inspired events like the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando weigh heavily not only on employees whose communities are…

CVS Health Continues the Fight Against Tobacco

After halting the sale of tobacco products in 2014, CVS Health extended its commitment to helping people lead smoke-free lives. The company plans…

One Year On, the SDGs Are Serious Business

One year ago, the world agreed on the SDGs. We now have 14 years left to achieve them.

Scooping Up Opportunity for Women in Rwanda and Haiti

Social entrepreneur Alexis Gallivan promotes economic recovery and mobility through ice cream. We spoke with her to find out more about her new…