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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3p Weekend: What Does Thought Leadership Mean in the 21st Century?

We asked our readership of sustainability and business professionals what thought leadership means to them. Here's what they had to say.
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Duke Energy Gets 8 More Years to Clean Up Toxic Coal Ash in North Carolina

If new guidelines issued Wednesday go through, Duke Energy will have eight more years to clean up coal ash deposits in North Carolina.…
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Is Your Business Aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals?

Businesses have a real opportunity to turn the complexity of the global goals as part of their overall corporate strategy. But what are…
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Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund to Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions Scandal

Eight months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal rocked Germany’s iconic automaker, the repercussions still refuse to go away. Now, Norway's sovereign wealth fund…
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How A New Micro-Loan Program in Haiti Strengthens a Responsible Supply Chain

Thread, which makes polyester from recycled plastic, is offering no-interest loans to suppliers in Haiti to assist with problems such as broken equipment…
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Starbucks Issues the First U.S. Corporate Sustainability Bond

Starbucks issued $500 million worth of notes whose proceeds will benefit its sustainability programs in coffee-growing regions. Called Senior Notes, they include the…
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Millennials in the Workplace: They’re Not Complicated, We Promise

With millennials making up the largest part of the workforce, it’s more important than ever to ensure they’re actively engaged with their work.
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A Ride on Carnival’s New Social Impact Cruise Line

Carnival just launched a social-impact cruise line that carries vacationing volunteers to work with social enterprises, nonprofits and communities in the Dominican Republic.…
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Kashi Launches Transitional Ag Protocol to Boost Organic Farming

This week, Kashi announced a “certified transitional” standard to recognize “organics in training" in order to help farmers financially as they switch from…
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3-D Printer Kickstarter Campaign Pauses Amid Embezzlement Claims

Creators of the 3-D printer promised to deliver it for $100 to Kickstarter backers by March 2014. The Peachy Printer raised over $650,000.…
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Ben & Jerry’s Joins The Battle For Voting Rights with New Flavor

Ben & Jerry's new flavor, EMPOWERMint, tackles restrictive voting laws.
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How Companies Can Support Transgender Employees

Everyone within an organization, not just those within the human resources department, needs to know the practicalities of supporting a newly-transitioning employee —…
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Cotton Production Transparency: Unraveling the Mysterious Supply Chain

Cotton is a particularly demanding crop with a complex supply. And while the solutions to complex issues are never simple, forward-thinking brands are…
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Corporate Behemoths Break Down Clean Power Barrier With 60 GW Pledge

Last year major U.S. corporations snapped up 3 gigawatts in clean-energy buys, and this year they're roaring back in force with a 60…
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4 Ways to Share Your Brand’s Philanthropic Story

Whether your company already has a large digital footprint or you are looking to up your efforts, it’s time to take a closer…
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