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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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for All Businesses

By Janet Pomeroy One of the major themes in President Obama’s State of the Union speech was the need to maintain our economic…
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Crowdsourcing CSR Stories

The big financial research firms, standards organizations, not-for-profits, and government sources each offer their own top-down, carefully organized version of how companies are…
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With America Behind in CSR Reporting, GRI Opens Wall Street Office

The Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) relevance has surged the past few years. The Amsterdam-based organization’s guidelines for corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting has…
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CSR Secrets the Government Isn’t Telling

The following is part of the Crowds of Ratings series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and…
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Crowds of CSR Standards – Who Makes the Rules?

In a previous post, we described the trove of corporate social responsibility (CSR) data that is available from finance-related researchers. One of the…

Sustainability and the Electronics Industry #3pVOTE

This post is part of our year-end “year in review” sustainable business writing contest. We’ve asked 3p readers to submit their own thoughts…

The Arrival of Fairtrade Gold

By David Rhode Thanks mainly to the movie Blood Diamond, most consumers know there are big ethical headaches in store for anyone buying…
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Employees Get Involved in Social Media at Nokia

by Cindy Mehallow When organizations use social media, it should be all about listening and having a two-way conversation.  That’s a radical departure…

Business Approach to CSR: An interview with PwC’s Jeff Senne

By Madhurya Prakash Wikipedia defines CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) as a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. Ideally, CSR policy…
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Interface Issues a Call to Action for Companies to Raise the Sustainability Bar

By: Kara DiCamillo Pledging to obtain third-party validated Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) on all of their InterfaceFLOR products globally by 2012, Interface has…
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Can Innovation Change the World? Social Innovation Awards to Recognize Market Leaders

By Martin Smith Since the Club of Rome was established in 1968, thousands of companies, industry associations, non-profit organizations and social enterprises have…

More Executive Pay Tied to Sustainability Performance

As Michael Meehan explained last week, sustainability has moved out of the token CSR office, into the C-suite and in the halls of…
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CSR In the Developing World: Solution or Problem?

Ann Bernstein leads the Centre for Development and Enterprise in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her new book, The Case for Business in Developing…
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From Charity to Foresight to Business: The Evolution of HP’s CSR

From the beginning of its existence, Hewlett Packard (HP) has been ahead of its peers in giving back to the community, showing concern…

GRI Opens NYC Office to Increase Engagement With US Firms

Dubbed the “Focal Point USA,” GRI’s new office will help increase the number of US-based companies that disclose ESG data to its shareholders.…