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.

Transparency, Accountability and Better Working Conditions

One thing is clear: Just being transparent is not enough. The next step is figuring out how transparency can empower real changes that…

Austin Kicks Uber and Lyft to the Curb

Uber and Lyft poured resources into a proposition to overturn regulations on passenger safety passed by the city council of Austin, Texas, late…

Serving the Unserved: Business Solutions for the ‘Base of the Pyramid’

In his new book, Ted London explores how to build better enterprises that improve quality of life for the 4 billion people living…

U.S. Court Dismisses Rana Plaza Lawsuit

A Delaware judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against three major U.S. retailers by the family of a garment worker who died in the…

Mutuality, Redefined?

José Vázquez, a master's student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, discusses mutuality in the context of Mars' new partnership with Oxford…

3p Weekend: 150+ Companies Commit to Science-Based Targets

More than 150 companies are now committed to ambitious emissions-reduction targets that align with the global effort to limit warming to "well below"…

Chobani’s Secret: Employee-Owned Firms Beat the Competition

Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, made headlines late last month when he gave 10 percent of the company's stock to his…

10 Companies Paying Employees to Save the Environment

These 10 companies are leading the charge in sustainable company culture and environmental volunteering initiatives.

Nestlé: If the World Ate Like Americans, It Would Have Run Dry 16 Years Ago

Leaked documents reveal that Nestlé had the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start a global conversation on water consumption. Instead,…

Nespresso Expands U.S. Recycling Program, But Is It Enough?

Nespresso says its recycling program -- which it plans to expand to the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. -- mitigates the environmental…

Trix Cereals Ditch Artificial Colors, But Consumers Don’t Care

Earlier this week, General Mills’ social media team reminded the public about the new Trix cereal in a cute video posted on the…

4 Key Steps to Increase the Strategic Value of Your CSR Programs

Corporations across the board are struggling to figure out how exactly to be more strategic in their giving. However, working with brands who…

Big News: Golden Agri Resources Commits to Fully-Traceable Palm Oil

One of the largest palm oil companies in the world, Singapore-based Golden Agri Resources (GAR), has announced a four-year plan to trace more…

Transparency and the Key to Consumer Trust

More than 100 years ago, the first fledgling calls for business transparency were heard. At that time, it was in the grueling textile…

I’m Over Doing Good

Patsy Doerr, global head of corporate responsibility and inclusion for Thomson Reuters, is over doing good. She explains why in this op/ed.