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.

Corporate Sustainability Meets Karma

The Sufficiency Economy Philosophy: Corporate Sustainability Meets Karma

Many people benefit from a “more is better” outlook on the corporate economy. Jobs are created, prices drop as competition increases and futures…
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Amazon Invests Big in Wind Power

Amazon Web Services recently announced plans for a 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina's Perquimans and Pasquotank counties. When completed, it will…
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Building Successful Coalitions for Greater Social Impact

Building coalitions for greater social impact requires that parties align their core goals, interests and priorities. It requires agreement on measurements of success,…
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Beyond the PDF: 5 Tips to Leverage CSR Reports for Greatest ROI

With three-quarters of S&P 500 companies creating corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports, most major businesses recognize it is a “must-do” communications strategy. However,…
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5 Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Team

Teju Ravilochan, co-founder and CEO of the Unreasonable Institute recently received the best advice of his life: “You’re intelligent. But your job is…
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From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach

Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention -- despite its importance…
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CVS Health Quits US Chamber of Commerce in Another Principled Stand on Tobacco

When it was revealed that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was gearing up for a global lobbying campaign against anti-smoking laws, CVS Health…
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Is a Binding Treaty the Way Forward for Business and Human Rights?

Last week in Geneva, a United Nations working group held its first week-long session to debate the parameters of a potential binding treaty…
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General Mills Writes an Animals’ Declaration of Freedom

General Mills, the company behind brands like Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Bisquick, Progresso and Hamburger Helper, announced it’s going to start requiring its egg,…
Does Archimedes hold the key to inspiring change at your organization?

Physics and the Science Behind Leading Change

We see that change, particularly fundamental change, is difficult to achieve. Unless, of course, you remember an important lesson from Archimedes and create…
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7 Hot Trends in Employee Engagement

What direction is employee engagement headed? Who owns employee engagement, and what does its future suggest? Read on for seven characteristics and themes…
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Even in Business, Trust Leads to Growth

Last month, members of the Consumer Goods Forum, representing more than 400 top multinationals in the consumer goods industry, gathered to discuss a…
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Why Meaning Beats Marketing

These days you’ll hear lots about growth-hacking, social media savvy, PR pushes and marketing. Tom Chi, part of the founding team of Google…
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Banks, Brilliant Innovation and the Evolution of NGOs

How can banks join forces with NGOs to create partnerships that redefine social innovation? In this interview with Marc Stoiber, Audette Exel of…
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South Africa’s Mining Industry Offers a Glimmer of Hope

Rolling blackouts and energy shortages plagued South Africa for most of 2015. The nation's power-hungry mining industry, Africa’s largest, causes much of the…