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 Business Case for E-Cycling

Do you have an old flip phone or game system in your basement or garage just gathering dust? Businesses may have old equipment…
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Brands Must Do More to Promote Cotton with a Story

Cotton is the livelihood for an estimated 250 million people — saying no to cotton is hardly the solution. Saying yes to more…
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Beyond the SEC and Disclosure: Why Materiality Matters

How do companies best address the differing concepts of materiality across the various sustainability reporting frameworks? Eight of the world’s biggest names in…
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ASPIREist Brings Meaningful Content to TV

ASPIREist, a feature news show, is out to showcase the issues that matter to today's generation and empower viewers to take action.
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5 Ways Sustainability Helps Companies Act More Like Startups

Companies that are more established can generate the energy and employee commitment that startups enjoy even if they have already developed a product…
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Fossil Fuel Companies Can’t Get Away With Dodgy Climate Dealings

Fossil fuel companies just can’t seem to get away with dodgy dealings when it comes to climate change. Building on prior investigations, a…
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EU Goes After Multinational Tax Avoiders with New Laws

The controversial Panama Papers leaked the names of government officials, celebrities and multinational companies using offshore tax havens to stash away undisclosed funds.…
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Transparency, the Panama Papers and the Future of Sustainable Development

Of course it's no surprise that the world's most wealthy and powerful people use whatever means at their disposal to protect their wealth.…
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Your Company Could Be Wasting Millions on Printing

Print management isn’t a sexy or new concept, so it can be easy for company leaders to disregard it. But avoiding the issue…
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H&M Unveils Conscious Collection, World Recycle Week Campaign

Last week, H&M hosted a preview at its gorgeous Fifth Avenue showroom to introduce the new Conscious Exclusive collection. The event was intended…
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Hope for South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers with Nespresso-USAID Partnership

USAID is teaming up with coffee pod giant Nespresso and the NGO TechnoServe to revitalize South Sudan's coffee industry. The three organizations will…
A tree-planting is great, but today's Earth Month campaigns need to go further.

Earth Month Campaigns, All Grown Up

Over the last decade, marketers have learned from missteps of greenwashing during the month of April. Earth Month marketing has transformed to reflect…
Tens of thousands marched on the capital building in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2014 to protest what they called the extreme politics of the current state government.

Companies Push Back Against Hate Laws

Sure, North Carolina's anti-LGBT "bathroom law" is terrible. So is the new Mississippi law that allows businesses to refuse service to gay people.…
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Costco Moves Into Organic Investments to Ensure Supply

The idea is this: If Costco can invest in producers to help them transition to organic, then the retailer can rely on them…
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Latest Volkswagen Suit: ‘Illegal’ Dealership Pricing Scheme

Class-action suits against Volkswagen seem to be anything but news these days. With more than 400 litigations now in court, coming up with…