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.

Playing Games with Social Good: The Next Big Thing in Philanthropy

What do games and giving have in common? As it turns out, a whole lot.

Ikea Acquires Canadian Wind Farm On the Quest Toward Energy Independence

Last week Ikea purchased its second wind farm in Alberta, Canada. The move brings the furniture and households retailer closer to its ultimate…

Facebook At The Crossroads: Immigration, Donald Trump and Peter Thiel

President Trump's executive order on immigration could deepen the tension between Facebook employees and Board of Directors member Peter Thiel, a vocal Trump…

Mastercard Winning WFP’s Hunger Hero Award? Priceless.

Mastercard helped the U.N. World Food Program to bring electronic payments to 2.2 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan -- giving them…

California To Vote On Leaving The U.S.

Last week California’s Secretary of State qualified a ballot initiative that will allow Californians to vote on leaving the Union. Some in the…

Emissions Cuts Helped Business Leaders Save $12.4 Billion Last Year

A new CDP report reveals that emission reductions led to a combined $12.4 billion in cost savings for its supply chain member companies…

700 Businesses and Orgs to Trump: Address Climate Change, It’s Real

American businesses have a message for the newly-elected U.S. president: Climate change is real. And it needs to be addressed. Now.

NGOs Urge Palm Oil Industry to Standardize and Improve Disclosures

“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating," one…

The Corporate Shift to Cage-Free Eggs Continues

Hellmann’s says its entire U.S. consumer portfolio is now made with only cage-free eggs. The Unilever subsidiary is the latest to make the…

Corporations: Unlikely Heroes in America’s Quest for Climate Action

Regardless of the incoming administration’s position on climate change, American corporations are charging forward with clean-energy and energy-efficiency commitments, says Marty Spitzer of…

8 Social Impact Metrics you Need to Know About

How can you tell if your corporate responsibility efforts have an impact? These eight indicators can help.

Student Loan Company Navient Sued for Illegal Practices

State and federal regulators filed suit against Navient last week, accusing the student loan servicer of misleading borrowers to inflate profits. The results…

The Potential of Green Code for Business

'Green code' looks at the energy output associated with online activities, and attempts to diminish the demand they put on physical servers and…

New FDA Rules on Antibiotics Attempt to Squash ‘Superbugs’

The change — decades in the making — was lauded by many as an important step forward, while others decried it as too…

General Motors Rakes in Revenues From Recycling

In defiance of the convention that sustainability kills profits, General Motors says its recycling efforts generated over $1 billion in revenue since 2010…