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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Ford Lays Out Evolving Vision of 21st Century Smart Mobility

Reducing its negative social and environmental impacts, Ford is making headway in its drive to realize its evolving vision of 21st century smart…
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Chipotle Celebrates World Refugee Day By … Actually Helping Refugees

Hungry farmers needed help. Chipotle said, “Hey, we know a little bit about food.” Then the fast-casual chain jumped on a tractor with…
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The Business Case for Investing in Water and Hygiene

The water, sanitation and health (WASH) sector affords opportunities for companies to create business value and to generate lasting social impact at the…
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Electronics Industry Slow to Move the Needle on Water

With headline-making historic droughts in California, Taiwan and other parts of the world, there’s no denying our current global water crisis. Yet, when…
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Sustainability & Innovation: McGee Young, MeterHero

At SB15, we asked how innovation may or may not drive advancements in sustainability. We got a terrific range of responses, which we've…
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What Makes Brands ‘Good’?

Good Magazine's social impact consultancy, GoodCorps, conducts research into what makes brands "good." “Rather than ask people their opinion on pre-existing programs, our…
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The Untapped Market of Progressive Animal Product Sourcing

More and more Americans say they support humane treatment of farm animals. Fortunately, animal welfare and affordability aren’t mutually exclusive.
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Adobe Helps Customers Ditch Paper Waste

How does a business help customers be more sustainable? One business that's answering this question is Adobe, which helps its customers ditch paperwork.
What if all the goods we purchased were made from recycled or reclaimed materials? It's time to think outside the box.

Circular Economics: Thinking Outside the Box

Last month, a forum hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation focused on how organizations are bringing the concept of a circular…
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5 Truths About Credible Labels

How does a company know the right questions to ask when developing an ethical label or claim? Companies need to dig deeply into…
California's Santa Margarita Lake holds a fraction of its usual water supply due to the state's ongoing drought.

California’s Unexpected Water Conservation Leaders: Commercial Property Owners

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently issued a 25 percent water-use reduction mandate. One group that's not concerned: corporate property owners. Many corporations and…
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From Fishing Nets to Carpet Tiles: A Sustainable Supply Chain For the Future

The carpet tile producer Interface has an update on its sustainable supply chain engagement with the Net-Works fishing net recycling program.
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Chipotle to Give Hourly Workers Really, Really Impressive Benefits

Chipotle announced at its annual marketing and human resources conference that it will extend benefits like tuition reimbursements, sick pay and paid vacations…
These children are just a few of the thousands of refugees living in Myanmar.

Multinational Businesses and the Plight of the Rohingya

Even in a more open and democratic Burma, the Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim minority, continue to suffer. And there isn't a single actor…
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Trust, Brand Value and Fossil Fuel Companies

Anyone who watched the Boston Red Sox get blown out by the Los Angeles Angels last week may have noticed a billboard behind…