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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So what happens to NGOs?

In the rush to empower business as an actor for good, what happens to the NGO?
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CSR Ratings Trends: Does No Change Mean No Change?

What does stability over the past year mean for companies, their CSR ratings and their CSR performance?
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Can Business Do Its Part to Stop the Bahrain Tragedy?

One year after the February 14 uprising, Bahrain's government is still harassing its citizens and denying them basic human rights. Can businesses operating…
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CSR Ratings Trends: Are We Making Progress?

CSRHub users can now track corporate performance indicators and CSR ratings over time. What does this mean for CSR progress?
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Should News Corp’s Anti-Climate Stance Impact its CSR Rating?

Is corporate activism an accurate - or needed - part of the CSR ratings picture? When companies are active in political issues, such…
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Where Sustainability Reporting is Headed: An E&Y and GreenBiz Survey

While at the GreenBiz12 Forum in New York earlier this week, I got a sneak preview of the findings of the new Ernst &…

CSR: Still a Question of Balance and Value

A recent article in the McKinsey Quarterly on the drivers behind corporate responsibility says that few companies are clear on how investing in…
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Ding Dong! Avon CSR Report Touts Work on Deforestation, Green Building

Avon's CSR report, released earlier this week, touts a bevy of achievements and promises to address issues including deforestation, governance and philanthropy.
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Woolworths: Progress on Ethical, Sustainable Sourcing

Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest retailer, (once upon a time an American icon too) reports that it is making “continued progress” in reducing emissions…
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Why Second-Hand Shopping Isn’t Truly Guilt-Free

As a long term, lifetime thrift store shopper, I have always taken great satisfaction in my ability to build wardrobes without paying retail…
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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…