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.

Walmart’s Embrace of ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Fights Food Waste and Hunger

This week, Walmart started selling “beautifully imperfect” apples at some of its stores as more retailers decide it's time to sell "ugly fruits…

The First Amendment is a Check on Government, Not a Cover for Trolls

The level of trolling on social media once again reached disturbing heights this week, as "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones became the target of…

Small Group Tours are Transforming the Travel Industry

A quickly emerging market of small, specialized group tour operators offer a more sustainable, social, affordable and ultimately transformative experience for the traveler.

Apple Is Serious About Protecting Forests

Why would the maker of the iPhone buy and protect forests? In the words of Lisa P. Jackson, the company's vice president of…

The Benefits of Sustainable Landscaping for Your Business

If you run a business with a physical, brick-and-mortar location, it’s likely that the most overlooked aspect of your office, warehouse or storefront…

ISO 14001 Certification Shows Sustainable Businesses are More Competitive

Sixty-eight percent of companies that use the ISO 14001 standard have either qualified or directly won business thanks to their green credentials, a…

The Bill of Rights: Speech and Guns in the Private Workplace

What rights do employees have under the Bill of Rights? When it comes to the private workplace, surprisingly little. We speak with experts…

Cargill Suspends Palm Oil Contracts with Controversial Producer

Cargill, the largest privately-owned food company in the U.S. and a major producer and supplier of palm oil to food processors worldwide, will…

Making Golf ‘Greener’ in the 21st Century

Many Americans think of golf as an old sport with dated practices and traditions. This notion is prevalent on many levels throughout the…

Herbalife Agrees to $200M Settlement with FTC Over Pyramid Scheme Allegations

Under an agreement reached in a California federal court, Herbalife will pay $200 million to people who say they were victimized by the…

Volkswagen, GM Face Troubles in Court

Both Volkswagen and GM received disappointing news last week. The German automaker faces more fines and further negotiations with California over its emissions…

As Advocates Gripe Over GMO-Labeling Law, One Company Leads

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the country's first labeling legislation for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Many say the legislation doesn't go…

Publix Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

America's top 25 grocery chains have all made commitments to go cage-free. And the Publix announcement could be "a final nail in the…

5 Important Lessons From an Eco-preneur

If you want to be in a business with a focus on the environment, you want to get advice from Ted Rollins.

Beer Industry Finally Agrees to Nutrition Labeling

The Beer Institute, one of the leading trade associations representing the $250 billion beer industry, announced a set of nutritional labeling guidelines that…