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.

3p Weekend: This Policy News Didn’t Make Headlines, But It Still Matters

Donald Trump's immigration policies got most of the attention this week. Meanwhile, a number of potentially groundbreaking changes are brewing in Congress and…

Reframing Corporate Responsibility: The New Rules for the Trump Era

In the Donald Trump era, the rules of corporate responsibility are in for a major shift.

CVS Health Pledges $10 Million for Women’s Heart Health

CVS Health plans to raise $10 million for women's cardiovascular research and education. The company will also offer free health screenings across the…

RSPO Touts Progress on Sustainable Palm Oil, But Critics Aren’t Buying It

In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics…

How ‘Choice Theory’ Can Bring Harmony to Your Organization

Employee engagement suffers when leaders try to control others’ behavior. Instead, leaders should adopt seven caring habits to create a non-coercive, self-evaluative environment,…

Deutsche Bank Says It Will Stop Funding New Coal Projects

As of this week, Deutsche Bank will no longer offer new financing for coal mining or coal-fired power plant projects. The move comes…

First Facebook, Now Lyft: Peter Thiel Undercuts Tech Companies’ CSR Messages

Silicon Valley billionaire investor Peter Thiel remains a Donald Trump supporter, even after the controversial travel restrictions. And his ambivalence toward Trump's Muslim…

‘Climate Saving’ Companies Build a Framework for Progress

WWF launched the Climate Savers Program in 1999 as a platform for corporate leadership in climate action. Nearly 20 years later, its members…

Thanks to Donald Trump, Corporate Social Responsibility Just Became Mainstream

The unintended consequence of President Donald Trump’s travel ban is the birth of a new era of corporate responsibility.

Budweiser, the ‘Great American Lager,’ Plans Immigration Super Bowl Ad

A Budweiser ad spot planned for Super Bowl Sunday shares the story of the beer brand's immigrant founder.

Lyft Stands up to Trump and the Refugee Ban, While Uber Stumbles

Protests sparked at airports across the country over the weekend, as thousands showed up to oppose President Trump's controversial travel ban. In the…

Starbucks Faces Boycotts After Pledging to Hire 10,000 Refugees

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years, in the wake of President Donald Trump's so-called "Muslim ban." Of…

Apple to Launch a 200 Megawatt Solar Project in Nevada

Apple plans to partner with state utility NV Power to install an additional 200 megawatts of solar energy in northern Nevada.

Airbnb Promises Free Housing to Refugees and Citizens Affected by U.S. Travel Ban

As part of a growing national backlash, Airbnb promised free housing to refugees and citizens who have been detained within the U.S. or…

FDA: Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Is Still Increasing

Considering all the pledges by food companies to serve antibiotic-free meat, you would expect antibiotic use in livestock to be in decline. But…