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.

Following Controversy, Airbnb Reviews Anti-Discrimination Policy

Airbnb is doing a poor job of educating its hosts about the Fair Housing Act, prompting lawsuits, social media backlash and even a…

Policy Points: How Business Can Address Chemical Safety, Minimum Wage and Student Debt

Farsighted business leaders already implement sustainability initiatives and operate social enterprises. But protecting their businesses and the public from others’ unfair corporate practices…

Corporate Offset Purchase Programs: A Primer

Companies all over the world are now using carbon offsets to meet at least a portion of their greenhouse gas reduction goals. There…

(Re)Defining Sustainable Travel with Certified B Corps

For the travel industry, the balance between promoting a natural resource and contributing to over-utilization is a difficult chord to strike. Certified B…

Why Social Entrepreneurship Seems So Much Harder

Launching a startup — commercial or social — requires a herculean effort to scale and sustain. Nonetheless, three key differences make business planning…

Why Social Media and Sustainability Should Go Hand in Hand

Over the last decade, we have seen social media and sustainability play an increasingly important role in the way that businesses conduct and…

Thought Leadership Can Emerge in the Most Unexpected Places (Like Vegas)

Las Vegas is known more for its entertainment, gaming industry and debauchery than mundane activities like environmental conservation and clean technology. But thought…

Uber’s Subprime Auto Scheme Is the Last Nail in the Sharing Economy’s Coffin

New investments from Wall Street financiers will allow Uber to rapidly expand Xchange Leasing, the ridesharing company’s car leasing division. But many analysts…

Big Pharma Blocks Heroin Vaccine, Cites Insufficient Profits

Professor Kim Janda, director of the Wirm Insitute of Medicine, published his research into a vaccine that could stop heroin addiction in its…

New Partnerships in Forest Ownership

There is real opportunity for conservation finance practitioners to partner with organizations seeking to establish community forests. These two groups share a similar…

Changes in Newsweek Green Rankings for 2016

Newsweek released its 2016 Green Company rankings last week, which assess the top 500 companies by market capitalization, both globally and in the…

Intel Just Can’t Quit Anti-Climate Groups … Yet

Tech giant Intel has staked out a leadership position on climate change, but last week the company also reaffirmed its commitment to two…

‘Food For Free’ Provides Meals From Google and Harvard

The nonprofit Food for Free collects donated prepared foods from corporate and college campuses -- including Harvard, MIT and Google's Massachusetts office park…

Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health?

Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder…

Why Bio-Based is the Next Step in the Sustainability Journey for Tide

Todd Cline, who works on the Tide research and development team, shares why the 70-year-old detergent brand is going bio-based.