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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Free Food Can’t Salvage Chipotle’s Reputation

The past year has not been kind to Chipotle, as contamination outbreaks also revealed less than sustainable, local and transparent business practices. Can…
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Sea World Eliminates Orca Breeding Program

Sea World bows to public pressure and declining stock prices and ends its controversial orca breeding program.
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How the Chicago Charity Challenge Reinvents Corporate Giving

The Chicago Charity Challenge is the only corporate giving initiative that harnesses the competitive spirit to maximize employee engagement.
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3p Weekend: Employee Benefits That Enhance Corporate Culture

While it can be tricky to calculate the ROI of giving employees sweet perks like gym memberships and subsidized daycare, countless success stories…
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Emerging Trends in Corporate Volunteering

Janelle Saunders, director of employee engagement solutions for Benevity, shares emerging trends the firm is tracking in the corporate volunteering space.
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The Quick & Dirty: We Are The 1 Percent

We in sustainability or even broader strategy or communications might not all be in the financial 1 percent (but close or very fast…
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Supporting Artisanal Mining Communities Transforms Lives

To truly connect with the makers of our products, we need to do more to protect artisanal communities globally.
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Sustainable Growth Succeeds in a Rural California City

Sustainable growth policies are attracting a stream of new companies to Gonzales, California.
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Sustainable Cotton Has a Demand Problem

Despite the many types of sustainable cotton now making up around 10 percent of global supply, there is a gap between supply and…
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Arizona CEO: Benefit Corporation ‘A Big Competitive Advantage’

"We regularly get calls from highly qualified job applicants who have heard about us and want to work for us," says Adam Goodman,…
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7 Ways Companies Can Engage Remote Employees in CSR Programs

In a way, when companies act responsibly and give back to their communities, they're setting off a positive chain reaction much like smiling…
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Grocery Manufacturers of America Found Guilty of Money Laundering in GMO Campaign

A Washington state court ruled in a recent summary judgment that when the Grocery Manufacturers Association tried to conceal the identity of contributors…
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Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. Claps Back at Claims of Dishonesty

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is fighting claims that it might not be so honest after all.
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How Google Became the World’s Largest Corporate Purchaser of Renewable Energy

Google is the biggest corporate purchaser globally of renewable energy, with a hand in utility-scale wind and solar projects that span the globe.
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Turning a Tanker Ship: No More Business As Usual

Thinking short-term transitions and long-term transformations.
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