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.

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Risky Business: Corporate Sponsorship of Extreme Athletes

Some of the most challenging big wall climbs in Yosemite that most often take two to three days for highly experienced climbers can…

The Good Guys Debate the Bad Guys About the Business Case for CSR

Is CSR good or bad for business? That question was at the center of the debate that took place last week in New…
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CouchSurfing Moves from NGO to B-Corps: Bona fide or Bogus?

CouchSurfing International is riding a wave of success since its August 2011 announcement of restructure, from non-profit public charity, to for-profit C-Corporation with…
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Greening for Survival, And the Bottom Line

By Ashok Kamal For decades, it has been clear that a better understanding of sustainability is necessary to ensure humanity’s survival. Now the…

Immigration Reform: The Missing Piece of the CSR Puzzle

This article offers insight into how some corporations are fueling US unemployment rates by increasing the hiring rate of legal and illegal immigrant…
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Dell Swaps Carbon Neutrality for Energy Efficiency

Dell has stopped purchasing Renewable Energy Credits, central to its promise of becoming a “carbon-neutral” company, according to its 2011 corporate responsibility report.
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Sustainability, the CFO’s Job: Three Key Issues

Ernst & Young released a report earlier this week that explains how sustainability can and will change the role of the Chief Financial…
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Corporate Philanthropy: The Business Case

Is there a business case for corporate philanthropy? The Conference Board’s Matteo Tonello, in an academic article also posted on Harvard Law School’s…
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Timberland Sets a New Bar With CSR Portal

Did you ever go to a company’s website, trying to learn a thing or two about their environmental performance or CSR progress? In…
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So Your Company has a Stakeholder Team, Now What?

This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. By Kate Harvey, Manager Corporate Programs, Ceres Stakeholder engagement…
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Shell in Nigeria: Oil, Gas, Development & Corporate Social Responsibility

Harshly criticized for its human rights and environmental record in Nigeria, representatives from multinational oil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell opened up…
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Detroit: Stakeholder Power at Work

The reporting on Detroit seems to be shifting away from the narrative of the once great American City disintegrating into a burned out…
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Video Interview: Bridgett Luther on Cradle to Cradle

Imagine a product that has zero landfill elements.  A product that cycles into new products, or decomposes completely.  That’s the principle of Cradle…
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Johnson & Johnson Updates Its 1943 Credo for 21st Century CSR Program

Marking its 125th year of operation, Johnson & Johnson has just launched a new corporate social responsibility plan called Healthy Future 2015. Though…
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When It Comes to Natural Gas Fracking, France Learns from U.S. Mistakes

Last week, France became the first country to ban hydraulic fracturing in gas and oil operations. Known as fracking for short, the practice…