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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Tony Hayward: Lessons in Leadership and Accountability

Few of us would have ever heard of Hayward had the Deepwater Horizon rig had not exploded in April, gushing thousands of barrels…
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CDP and GRI Collaborate For More Streamlined CSR Disclosure

Both GRI and CDP will use the linkage document as a framework for improving their respective guidelines and questionnaires. CDP amends its annual…
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European Retailers Adopt Voluntary Sustainable Business Code

This coalition between the European Retail Round Table (ERRT) and EuroCommerce claims that it is committing retailers to improve their operations in six…

GRI Releases Key Findings from 2010 Global Conference

Assuming more companies and their suppliers provide environmental, social, and governance (ESG, the GRI’s preferred term) disclosure, full integration of ESG and financial…

Calvert Investments Drops BP from SAGE Ethical Fund

The American mutual fund company Calvert Investments announced that it sold a significant portion of its BP shares, but will still work with…

Boston College Study Profiles Corporate Citizenship Leaders

Generalizing these managers as “corporate citizenship leaders,” The Boston College report profiled over 600 profiles across a wide array of companies, and weaves…

Engage 2010 Conference: A Virtual Immersion in CSR

Attending conferences in far-flung places like Amsterdam and Seoul are certainly exotic and create lasting memories, but are also expensive, create a huge…
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Should We Start Saying “Beyond Shell” ?

After a long record of safety violations, questionable labor practices, and not to mention a gushing deep sea well that has flowed without…
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CSR May Help Build a Good Reputation, But Can’t Salvage a Brutal One

Mary Ann Ferguson’s research team asked over 750 people to look at companies’ CSR programs and report two conclusions: whether the type of…
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CSR – Advancing with Interactive Technology?

As more companies show interest in creating corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports that actually demonstrate transparency and accountability, there is a surge in…

Report from GRI Amsterdam: The Future of Transparent Sustainability Reporting

The three-day Global Reporting Initiative’s Conference on Sustainability and Transparency ended in Amsterdam yesterday, with 1100 professionals from 77 countries buzzing over  the…
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Seventh Generation’s Jeffrey Hollender on Holistic CSR

Corporate Social Responsibly is more than just about selling sustainable products, issuing annual reports, and reducing carbon and water footprints: it's also about…
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Fair Trade Gold Standard Could Revolutionize Mining and Jewelry

By Jesse Finfrock In March, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) launched the first Fair Trade certification…
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Can We Trust CSR Checklists? Where is the Transparency?

Lists that tout companies that engage in corporate social responsibility are “advantageous” says Dal LaMagna, who founded Tweezerman, a Long Island, N.Y.-based beauty…