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.

Many of General Mills' volunteer opportunities, like its Giving Garden program, center around areas central to the company's core values -- nutrition

General Mills Leverages Skills-Based Volunteerism Across the Globe

General Mills' commitment to volunteerism is an inspiring example of a global company taking action locally to make a difference. TriplePundit spoke with…
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The Global Effort to Make Beef More Sustainable

Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain…
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The Business Sector Needs to Act on the Global Water Shortage

Approximately 700 million people suffer from water scarcity, and researchers estimate the situation will only grow worse. It's vital for businesses to not…
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Unilever’s Toxic, 15-Year Legacy in India

Unilever likes to paint itself as the model corporate citizen. But when the media spotlight is off, the company reverts to using its…
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A Peek Into the Future of Mobility

A recent event hosted by Shell gathered leaders from across the mobility sector -- from academics to auto industry execs -- for a…
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When Creating Shared Value Causes Value Destruction: The Case of Nespresso

Earlier this year, the city-state of Hamburg, Germany banned the purchase of products that are hard to recycle or create unnecessary pollution, including…
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Report: C-Suites and Board Rooms Still Lacking in Women

In 2015, the share of incoming female CEOs fell to 2.8 percent, the lowest since 2011. In North America, the news is even…
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Timberland Announces Bold Sustainability Goals for 2020

Timberland sets long-term goals every five years and just announced its agenda leading to 2020. The mantra is 100 percent . . .…
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As Corporations Fade, A Search For What’s Next

Many publicly-traded corporations are like dinosaurs, says author Gerald Davis. They cannot keep up with changes in hiring, sourcing and technology. They are…
PwC launched its first Global Diversity Week in 2014 to celebrate the scale of its diverse network. The company intends to make the event annual to mark continued growth and plan next steps.

Businesses Grow By Turning Disability into Accessibility

Accessibility is no longer defined by the concrete ramp that leads up to your office door. It's defined by how your business represents…
A Stupa in the village of Khumjung, Nepal, is visibly damaged after the earthquake of 2015.

A Year After Quake, Relief Efforts Continue in Nepal

As nonprofits and governments go back and forth on how best to rebuild affected communities, the need emerges for the private sector step…
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TaskRabbit CEO Announces First African-American Inclusion Plan

As one of very few female black CEOs in Silicon Valley, Stacy Brown-Philpot leads TaskRabbit’s commitment to increasing diversity in tech.
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Conscious Capitalism: Evolving the Narrative of Business

From April 12 through April 14, hundreds of professionals from across the world came together to deepen their practical application of conscious capitalism.
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Mitsubishi Raided After ‘Intentional’ Tampering with Fuel Mileage Tests

Investigators in Japan raided a Mitsubishi factory on Thursday after the company was "outed" by Nissan for tampering with fuel-economy test data. The…
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Volkswagen to Buy Back Cars in U.S., Europe Deal Still Frozen

Only days before the deadline, Volkswagen AG and the U.S. government reached a partial settlement on the "dieselgate" emissions scandal. But the news…
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