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.

Children’s Advocates File FTC Complaint Against Google Over ‘Influencers’

Deals between so-called influencers -- with a substantial social media following -- and their advertisers are not always disclosed. This makes them a…

Sustainability Hat Trick: How MBA Students Calculated a Company’s Footprint

Christina Barry-Simmons and Lex Agapinan of Pinchot University used their graduate project to demonstrate the value of measurement and transparency in supporting Columbia…

What Your Company Can Do to Create an Inclusive Culture

Inclusive corporate policies and an accepting workplace go hand in hand. But how do you start if neither is up to snuff? We…

Supporting Older Americans Through Corporate Philanthropy

Some fear aging as a time of slowing down, but many embrace it as a time to enjoy hobbies, volunteer and spend time…

How ‘Green Giants’ Use Sustainability To Grow Sales

In her recent book "Green Giants," Freya Williams identifies six factors common to companies with at least a billion dollars in annual green…

JPMorgan Chase Wants to Help Small Businesses Owned by Minorities and Women

JPMorgan Chase is committing $75 million to support women-, minority- and veteran-owned small businesses over next three years.

Drug Companies, Corporate Responsibility and the Prescription Opioid Crisis

On any given day, over 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for opioid misuse. In addition to the pain inflicted on countless…

How NGOs Can Increase Impact by Aligning Their Finances with Their Mission

As a nonprofit employee or executive, imagine finding out your organization holds investments that work against the impact you're trying so hard to…

Ceres: More Insurance Companies Prepared for Climate Change, Yet Improvement Still Needed

Ceres recently issued a report on how insurance companies are responding to climate change risks. And the results show insurers have a long…

‘Green Giants’ Prove That Sustainability Sells

In her new book, "Green Giants," Freya Williams makes the business case for sustainability and profiles nine companies with green products that achieve…

3p Weekend: 10 Companies Offering Paid Family Leave to All Employees

The United States remains the only industrialized nation that does not mandate paid family leave for all workers. Thankfully, some companies are beginning…

GRI Standards Push Momentum for Global Sustainable Development

On Wednesday, the GRI announced the launch of the world’s first Global Reporting Standards for sustainability reporting. These new standards give businesses large and…

This Small Alabama Town Highlights CSR Shortcomings in Natural Gas

Residents of a small Alabama town are still complaining of foul odors eight years after a mercaptan spill at a Mobile Gas facility.…

Addressing the Confusion Around Materiality and Reporting

Confusion and concern about materiality is legitimate, but it does not have to be paralyzing, says Ann Tartre of thinkPARALLAX.

Despite Efforts, Forced Labor Still Embedded in Apparel

Despite considerable progress in the last few years, forced labor remains a problem in many industries. And the garment and apparel sector is…