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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Will Amazon (Finally) Go Green?

It seems Amazon is (finally) setting up a sustainability team. Is the e-commerce giant getting serious about sustainability, or is this mere lip…
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ExxonMobil Seeks to Limit Shareholder Action on Climate Change

ExxonMobil is trying to exclude a climate change proposal from this year’s proxy ballot, and if the oil and gas giant succeeds, its…
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Ed-Tech Companies Wanted for AT&T Aspire Accelerator Program

Today is the last day to apply for AT&T's Aspire Accelerator—a customized 6-month program for Ed-Tech entrepreneurs. Selected ventures will receive financial, mentoring…
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Securing Buy-in From the Top: 7 Benefits of Integrated Thinking

Change isn't an easy process in any organization. The challenge for many CSOs is getting their boards and corporate leadership to think beyond…
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The First Benefit Corporation IPO Is Coming, And That’s A Big Deal

Get ready for the first public stock offering by a chartered Benefit Corporation.
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Women and Corporate Social Responsibility: Move Beyond the Superficial

Companies around the world are coming to the realization that women are crucial to corporate social responsibility. But how do they ensure that…
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The U.S. May Lead in Women Entrepreneurship, But It Has a Long Way to Go

The U.S. stole the top spot for women entrepreneurship in the 2015 Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard, but that doesn’t mean it always…
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Skills-Based Volunteering Fuels Innovation

Boehringer Ingelheim’s skill-based volunteer program is based on the idea that active — and proactive — involvement is essential in sustaining and renewing…
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Animal Welfare Reporting Increasingly Linked to the Bottom Line

The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare 2015 Report brings the topic of how animals are treated to the ongoing industry discussion of…
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Suppliers Need To Step Up Managing Climate Risks

Supply chains represent a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and climate-related risks to companies. So, how are suppliers assessing and managing…
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Best Buy Weakens Industry-Leading Recycling Program

On Monday, Best Buy announced some significant and unfortunate changes to its electronics takeback and recycling program. Barbara Kyle of the Electronics TakeBack…
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Flint Water Crisis: Donations are Rolling In, But Will They Be Enough?

People around the country are rallying behind Flint, Michigan, and sending bottled water to residents in the wake of the city's ongoing drinking…
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When it Comes to Animals in Film, We’ve Come a Long Way

In watching "The Revenant," the jaw-dropping scene of a horse going over a cliff brought back recollections of the dismal state of animals…
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Selecting Inventory That Balances Business Values and Consumer Feedback

Overall, the key to a carefully-crafted product selection is transparency.
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Bringing Your ‘Whole Self’ to Work Is Harder Than It Sounds

The running concept of bringing one’s 'whole self' to work is riddled with ideological flaws. As part of our continued discussion on diversity…
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