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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Why Volkswagen’s Cheating On Emissions Tests Matters

A few years ago, I wrote an article about the Volkswagen Group committing to strict carbon emissions limits. Recently, someone on Twitter asked…
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Zero to 100: Companies Double-Down on Climate Action

Adding to the growing momentum at Climate Week, five global companies pledged to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. It's a goal they…
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The Trends That Are Creating the Next Wave of Sustainable Business Models

Today’s focus? Sustainability. Below are a few of the trends that are creating the next wave of sustainable business models.
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How Two Dogged Clean Air Sleuths Exposed Massive VW Deceit

Two eco-experts smelled a rat – actually, nitrogen oxide, a sugary-smelling but dangerous air pollutant – belching out of Volkswagen diesel engines made…
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Cargill Releases New Policy On Forests

Cargill recently issued a new policy on forests, which it describes as a “comprehensive approach” to ending deforestation.
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Voluntary Mechanisms to Mandatory Action

The $250 trillion firepower of the world's capital markets needs actionable information to decarbonize their portfolios. Regulators need to make this mandatory.
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Global Dairy Gets Sustainability: Now Where Do the Other Livestock Groups Stand?

After the FAO Livestock’s Long Shadow report was released in 2006, the dairy industry found itself at ground-zero for criticism as a major…
Solar panels cover the roof of a Walmart store in Covina, California. The big-box retailer is one of nine companies to

Fortune 500 Companies Pledge to Go 100 Percent Renewable

Underscoring the buy-in of the business community on climate action is a bold commitment from a group of top Fortune 500 companies: to…
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Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Assets Reach $2.6 Trillion

Yesterday's announcement at Climate Week NYC by Divest-Invest blows the lid off last year's goals to urge companies, organizations and private investors to…
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VW Scandal Exposes What Has Gone Awry with ‘CSR’

Those indulging in Schadenfreude over VW’s woes need to take a step back and see the ramifications of this embarrassing 'defeat device' snafu.…
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Long-Termism As a Near-Term Benefit

We must translate the vast horizon of sustainability into language that gets business to act in its interests today – sidestepping uncertainty and…
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Volkswagen Admits Almost 500,000 Vehicles Cheated Emissions Tests

Last Friday the EPA accused Volkswagen of installing “defeat devices” in four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi automobiles from model years 2009 to 2015. The…
This ironic installation from U.K. street artist Banksy, which appeared near the Oval bridge in Camden, north London, in 2009, pokes fun at climate change denial.

PR Firm Edelman Dropping Climate Change Deniers

This is a PR firm that reported $833 million worth of earnings. In the words of the Guardian's Suzanne Goldenberg, Edelman “has played…
Low water-levels leave a buoy on dry land on Lake Constance in Staad, Switzerland, in 2011.

Brands Address Global Water Crisis with Win-Win Strategies

Today, 1.2 billion people, or almost a fifth of the world's population, live in areas of water scarcity, and, according to the U.N.,…
Darjeeling tea-pickers prepare to haul in their bounty by hand. Hailing from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. Darjeeling tea is one of many consumer products linked intrinsically to its geographic origin and culture.

CSR, Darjeeling Tea and Multibillion-Dollar Markets

Many products command premiums due to their geographic origins and native know-how. Corporate social responsibility initiatives have a role to play in preserving…