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.

Strippers and Ubers? They May Be More Alike Than You Think

An appeals court ruled last week that strippers are considered employees, rather than independent contractors. And many of the findings can be applied…

Sustainable Seafood is a Global Responsibility – and Opportunity

Finding and implementing global, sustainable solutions to the ghost fishing gear problem is an opportunity to shape a better future for marine industries…

Are You and Your Organization Ready to Get Future Fit?

In times of turmoil, the danger lies not in the turmoil but in facing it with yesterday’s logic, argues business and biomimicry expert…

What’s the Best Way for Your Business to Give Back?

You realize the importance of giving programs and the value they offer for your brand reputation. The question isn’t whether to invest in…

Companies As Activists: Brands Take A Stand For Justice

“Many people think they have to leave their politics at the door, but this couldn’t be further from the truth,” Bob Keener of…

In Wake of Gawker Case, Peter Thiel Drags Facebook into White Nationalist Territory

Facebook board member Peter Thiel suffers another blow to his image, as a new report details his association with white nationalist groups.

Trump, Self-Described ‘Protector,’ Is More of a Corporate Predator

As investigations led by USA Today and the New York Times reveal, buyers who are captivated by Donald Trump's business background should be…

How Peter Thiel’s Gawker Lawsuit Could Trip Up Facebook

Critics call out Peter Thiel for alleged corporate ethics violations, and call for his ouster from Facebook in the aftermath of the Gawker…

Over Half Your Potential Employees Seek Strong CSR Commitments

A study from Cone Communications presents some extremely persuasive evidence to support the hypothesis that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the business of…

3p Weekend: 8 Companies Going All-In on Ocean Conservation

From startups founded with conservation at their core to leading companies making oceans a CSR focus, this week we tip our hats to…

Three Years After Rana Plaza, Worker Safety Improves in Bangladesh

One significant outcome of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse is the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Rob Wayss, the…

Hershey Pledges Improvement on Cacao, Palm Oil and Animal Welfare

Hershey's most recent corporate social responsibility report insists the company is ramping up efforts improving its record on cacao sourcing, palm oil procurement…

Heineken Launches Zero-Carbon Brewery in Austria

Earlier this week, Heineken cut the ribbon for what the brewing giant says is the world’s first “major zero-carbon brewery.”

Building an Economy Worthy of Our Affection

Small-scale innovations in the sustainable economy abound. But how can we achieve changes in the global economy at scale? Perhaps these examples can…

Suspended Palm Oil Producer Drops Lawsuit Against RSPO

Earlier this week, palm oil supplier IOI Group announced it will withdraw its lawsuit against the RSPO as more consumer brands broke ties…