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.

Airbnb Ups the Ante on Refugee Commitment

Last week Airbnb offered free housing to refugees and others affected by the controversial U.S. travel ban. In an email to users, the…

Responsible Business Models Unlock Market Worth US$12 Trillion

A recent report offers a compelling business case for sustainability by mapping a US$12 trillion economic prize for businesses with responsible models.

How Investment Funds Can Make a Difference

How you invest your money can be a vote for the values you want to support — from fairness and equality to safety…

97 Top Tech Companies Line Up Against Trump

Donald Trump is bleeding support from top U.S. business leaders by the bucket: In the latest news, 97 top tech companies joined in…

The Muslim Ban is a Watershed Moment for CSR: Disney and Amazon Square Off Against Trump

In a significant development for corporate social responsibility, Donald Trump's Muslim ban is prompting U.S. companies to become high-profile change agents.

Make the Most of All Your Company’s Assets

No successful company gets very far in the world by squandering its assets. This idea seems obvious enough, but considering the fact that…

3p Weekend: This Policy News Didn’t Make Headlines, But It Still Matters

Donald Trump's immigration policies got most of the attention this week. Meanwhile, a number of potentially groundbreaking changes are brewing in Congress and…

Reframing Corporate Responsibility: The New Rules for the Trump Era

In the Donald Trump era, the rules of corporate responsibility are in for a major shift.

CVS Health Pledges $10 Million for Women’s Heart Health

CVS Health plans to raise $10 million for women's cardiovascular research and education. The company will also offer free health screenings across the…

RSPO Touts Progress on Sustainable Palm Oil, But Critics Aren’t Buying It

In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics…

How ‘Choice Theory’ Can Bring Harmony to Your Organization

Employee engagement suffers when leaders try to control others’ behavior. Instead, leaders should adopt seven caring habits to create a non-coercive, self-evaluative environment,…

Deutsche Bank Says It Will Stop Funding New Coal Projects

As of this week, Deutsche Bank will no longer offer new financing for coal mining or coal-fired power plant projects. The move comes…

First Facebook, Now Lyft: Peter Thiel Undercuts Tech Companies’ CSR Messages

Silicon Valley billionaire investor Peter Thiel remains a Donald Trump supporter, even after the controversial travel restrictions. And his ambivalence toward Trump's Muslim…

‘Climate Saving’ Companies Build a Framework for Progress

WWF launched the Climate Savers Program in 1999 as a platform for corporate leadership in climate action. Nearly 20 years later, its members…

Thanks to Donald Trump, Corporate Social Responsibility Just Became Mainstream

The unintended consequence of President Donald Trump’s travel ban is the birth of a new era of corporate responsibility.