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.

Monsanto Says ‘No’ to Bayer, But Still Faces Long-Term Struggles

After mulling Bayer’s takeover bid, Monsanto rejected the acquisition offer yesterday as being “incomplete and financially inadequate,” but said it would leave the…

Airbnb Hit With Racial Discrimination Suit

Is Airbnb allowing hosts to discriminate against potential guests based on their race? A recently filed lawsuit alleges that it does.

Marvel Pushes For Diversity With Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘Black Panther’

Marvel is bringing back Black Panther, the first mainstream American comic series to feature a black superhero in 1966. Written by famed author…

JetBlue’s 2015 CSR Report: Crewmembers and Community Values Come First

JetBlue's 2015 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report reflects a comprehensive vision that often goes outside the bounds of what is expected from a…

Hard Rock Cafe London Cuts Food Waste With a Digester

The Hard Rock Cafe in London — which houses an Eric Clapton guitar and one of Madonna’s credit cards — is turning to…

Harpooners Buy Themselves A Beer Company

When faced with a tough financial decision, Harpoon Brewery opted not to sell to a large investor, and instead put almost half the…

Viacom Turns Up For Good

Viacom is a massive media company that's positioned itself as a powerful force for change. And its corporate social responsibility (CSR) branch is…

3p Weekend: What Does Thought Leadership Mean in the 21st Century?

We asked our readership of sustainability and business professionals what thought leadership means to them. Here's what they had to say.

Duke Energy Gets 8 More Years to Clean Up Toxic Coal Ash in North Carolina

If new guidelines issued Wednesday go through, Duke Energy will have eight more years to clean up coal ash deposits in North Carolina.…

Is Your Business Aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals?

Businesses have a real opportunity to turn the complexity of the global goals as part of their overall corporate strategy. But what are…

Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund to Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions Scandal

Eight months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal rocked Germany’s iconic automaker, the repercussions still refuse to go away. Now, Norway's sovereign wealth fund…

How A New Micro-Loan Program in Haiti Strengthens a Responsible Supply Chain

Thread, which makes polyester from recycled plastic, is offering no-interest loans to suppliers in Haiti to assist with problems such as broken equipment…

Starbucks Issues the First U.S. Corporate Sustainability Bond

Starbucks issued $500 million worth of notes whose proceeds will benefit its sustainability programs in coffee-growing regions. Called Senior Notes, they include the…

Millennials in the Workplace: They’re Not Complicated, We Promise

With millennials making up the largest part of the workforce, it’s more important than ever to ensure they’re actively engaged with their work.

A Ride on Carnival’s New Social Impact Cruise Line

Carnival just launched a social-impact cruise line that carries vacationing volunteers to work with social enterprises, nonprofits and communities in the Dominican Republic.…
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