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 Most Important CSR Trend for 2016: A Move Toward Systems-Level Thinking

If we want to right our wrongs and save our global economy, and more importantly, our planet, it’s time to take much bigger…
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The Quick & Dirty: The Anti-Trends for 2016 or “Enough is Enough”

Some of these “trends” are stale (old and not new), and some of them are just pale (not going to happen). Hey, I…
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The Chipotle Disease Outbreak: Are Safety Protocols Up To the Challenge?

An outbreak of a norovirus, followed by strains of salmonella and E. coli, compounded the challenges facing Mexican grill giant Chipotle. But a…
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5 Companies That Will Make the World Better in 2016

Here are some companies that will change the world in 2016 and make it better for people, animals and the planet.
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Gatorade Goes Organic, Responds to Consumer Demand for Non-GMOs

Is the reformulation of the often celebrity-endorsed, sugary, neon sports drink enough to sway consumer consumption?
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The Key to Improving Career Readiness Among College Graduates

There’s no debate that society thrives when students succeed. Yet research indicates that our nation’s students are leaving college unprepared for what lies…
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Why Transparency is the Future of the Lead-Generation Market

The lead-generation market is in the midst of its own battle with transparency. Those companies that embrace, rather than fear, transparency will lead…
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Why Don’t More Companies Invest in CSR?

The question led me to reflect on the many different arguments companies make against investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Although the arguments…
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4 Steps for Going Paperless: No Excuses

It’s true that there’s no magic wand you can use to make your documents disappear while simultaneously digitizing them. But like most things…
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Nestlé U.S. Going Cage Free by 2020

Last week Nestlé announced that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs within the U.S. by 2020.
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Working Across Silos: License to Fish, License to Build

One issue in silo-breaking is: Where do you start -- top-down, or bottom-up? Can’t an organization just say, “Share this information" and work…
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Millennials and Other Trends Reshaping America

2015 marked the milestone emergence of the millennial generation as the driving force behind the green economic revolution.
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2015 in Review: The Sustainability Mega-Trends Driving Business Success

There was much to be pessimistic about in 2015, but this year gave additional confirmation that the green economic revolution is real and…
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How One Sustainability Pro Broke Out of Her Silo

Sandy Nessing, managing director of sustainability and EHS strategy and design for American Electric Power, explains the keys to breaking out of silos:…
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Can Sustainability Pros Break Out of These Six Silos?

One of the biggest reasons for the corporate social responsibility (CSR)/sustainability movement was to open up silos and collect data across entire organizations…
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