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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Bringing Needed Capacity to Nonprofits and Inspiration to American Workers

Skills-based volunteering is where "purpose meets passion," says Kimberly Dulin of Catchafire. Dulin and her colleagues from Catchafire talk about bringing volunteers and…
Target Launches Gender-Neutral Home Décor for Kids

Target Launches Gender-Neutral Home Décor for Kids

After careful research and questionnaires, Target found that modern parents have grown weary of the inherently blue or pink aisles that separate the…
Madrid-based ECOALF turns plastic bottles into stylish winter coats.

Simple, Transparent Fashion: 3 Brands to Watch

Transparency, especially in the fashion industry, seems like a vulnerable business tactic, unless, of course, you have nothing to hide. These three fashion…
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Beyond the Menu: Sustainable Restaurant Trends

What’s hot in the restaurant industry today? Apparently, sustainability is sizzling.
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Paving the Way for a Circular Economy

We must remember that as stakeholders, we have the unique ability to create the strong pull needed to incentivize our institutions and businesses…
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4 Steps to Turn the CEO’s Vision Into Reality

Don’t wait to be led. Step up and lead in both good times and bad.
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Crawl-Walk-Run: Actionable Steps to Sustainable Sourcing for Private Brands

Sustainable sourcing creates an opportunity to differentiate your private brand from the competition, while providing additional value to your customer. If you are…
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Investors Call For Mining Companies To Address Climate Risks

A group of shareholders called the ‘Aiming for A’ investor coalition is asking three giant mining companies to be more transparent about climate…
Yahoo employees work to beautify a park in their community of San Jose, California. What can you and your employees do to develop your community?

The 4 Pillars of Successful Sustainable Development Goals

The intent of the U.N.'s post-2015 development agenda is to build a true public-private partnership to affect measurable change on a global scale.…
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Patagonia Leads by Example in the Circular Economy

Patagonia's Worn Wear program is a prime example of how a circular economy can work.
Anheuser-Busch employees and their families volunteer with the International Coastal Clean Up in Virginia. It's great to see big brands chipping in, but you don't have to be a Fortune 500 company to make a difference in your neighborhood.

How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Values-Based Innovation

Pepperdine Graziadio School professor Robert Bikel describes the Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) business strategy and how small businesses can benefit.
An open-plan layout, like this one at the Cadbury Schweppes office, creates a positive work environment while reducing carbon emissions.

An Open-Plan Office Can Cut Your Emissions

Changing out the light bulbs is not enough to go green. The workplace of the future will have a minimal carbon footprint thanks…
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Other Shoe Drops: Malheur ‘Occupation’ Ends with Arrest of Cliven Bundy

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge mess lands Bundy family patriarch Cliven in hot water, as he steps into a trap at Portland International…
Chiptole management closed all of its U.S. stores Monday -- including this one in Lake Bluff, Illinois -- to reboot employee food safety training.

Chipotle’s Nationwide Safety Trainings: An ‘Air Ball’?

Chipotle management closed all of its U.S. stores Monday to reboot employee food safety training. But it wasn't exactly the transparency slam-dunk promised…
Students rally in favor of climate action at Tuft University in 2013.

The Missing Voice for SCOTUS on Climate: Students

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court granted a stay that puts a temporary halt to Clean Power Plan. But there was one…
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