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.

Why Are the Elderly Forgotten When It Comes to Corporate Responsibility?

Rather than focus on the wisdom and perspective that our older population offers, most of us pour our energy into fighting age rather…

The Knowledge Revolution: Big Data and Sustainability

Sustainability poses many questions. For a long time, answers were scarce. But thanks to new anal­ysis methods and an increasing willingness to share…

GM Adds Recycled Water Bottles to Its List of Raw Materials

“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John…

H&M CEO Answers All The Tough Questions in Sustainability Report

H&M's latest sustainability report features an interview with CEO Karl-Johan Persson. The Swedish billionaire spoke bluntly on topics like wages and overconsumption, but…

Will Bad Companies Fail? Want To Bet?

"If you're divesting from bad companies and you believe they're going to fail, why not go further? Why not short them?," asks Dale…

Mars To Distinguish ‘Everyday’ and ‘Occasional’ Foods

Privately-owned food giant Mars is raising the bar with a bold, yet potentially slippery, new approach toward food labeling. What stands out most…

Benefit Corporation Law Should Be Uniform in the United States

The United States should have a uniform set of regulations for all benefit corporations within this country, argues Rebecca Hamburg, a graduate student…

Sustainability is About Saving Sport, Says Adidas

Athletic apparel giant Adidas announced that it is retooling its sustainability strategy in order to ensure that sporting activities will long endure. "Sport…

Social Good Fashion Turns to Biomimicry and Tech

What if your clothes mimicked nature? A collection of fashionable garments, designed for social good by the students and alumni at the Parsons'…

TaDah Foods Promotes Eating Good and Doing Good

Five years ago, the company’s founder, John Sorial, set out to create super inventive, high-quality, insanely delicious East Mediterranean cuisine with a purpose.…

New Gap, Inc. Campaign Says #CloseThePayGap

Using the hashtag #CloseThePayGap, Gap is asking people to “represent the 21 percent pay gap” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Rise of Eco-Athleisure

From the birth of the mainstream “athleisure” movement to boundary-pushing icons like Serena Williams, fashion has inspired many of us to suck it…

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…

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…

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…