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.

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…
Northeast Hartford, Connecticut, was hit hard when the Swift gold leaf factory shut its doors in

Community Solutions: Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Skilled Volunteering

Community Solutions is working to revitalize one of the oldest and poorest neighborhoods in Hartford, Connecticut. It's doing it by ensuring residents have…
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Oregon Takeover Update: The Plot Thickens

Ammon Bundy is pleading for support from elected officials, but nobody wants to touch the Oregon "occupiers" with a ten-foot pole.
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How Big Data Can Make Your Company More Sustainable

Data Science, a burgeoning new field of academia dedicated to collecting, organizing and analyzing information, reveals how businesses can reduce costs and increase…
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The Challenges to Expanding Organic Cotton

Non-organic cotton’s impact on the environment is huge, which is why many say it may be the most important product to buy organic.…
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Barclays, Credit Suisse Settle with Record Fines for Misleading Investors

Dark pools? If it seems as if the names of financial-trading systems are getting murkier these days, you're not alone. But the SEC…
Data centers, like this Google facility in Dalles, Oregon, may be using more energy than reported, a new study finds.

New Data Debunks Some Data Centers’ Clean Energy Claims

Recent claims by owners of large data centers that a large part of their operations are powered by renewable energy have skeptics coming…
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On the Trail of The B Team

A Bard MBA in Sustainability student tracks the success of the B Team: a group of corporate leaders who take as a self-evident…
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Local Food Cooperatives as a Cornerstone for Rural Community Development

What if you could directly help a businesses and community members at the same time? You can, if that business is a co-op.
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Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Talent Management

"The recruiting process is a great example of where many businesses are moving beyond what has 'always worked' and looking for ways to…
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Updated Barbie Dolls Tackle Body Image with Diversity

Mattel's new lineup of Barbie dolls is adding diversity to the classic toy and expanding the conversation about healthy body image for young…
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