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.

REI #OptOutside Campaign Presents Alternative to Black Friday Shopping

Every year on Black Friday, millions of shoppers wait in line for hours, rush through the doors, and claw at each other to…

Policy Efforts to Eradicate Forced Labor — Too Little, Too Late

While legislation is finally coming online to strengthen corporations' voluntary commitments on forced labor, loopholes remain.

Encouraging All to Vote, Patagonia Closes Its Doors for Election Day

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia will shut down its entire operations for today, Election Day, to encourage its employees and the general…

It’s a Brave New World for Sustainability Professionals

Last week, a group of business leaders sat down to talk about corporate climate commitments at BSR 2016. But their comments highlighted an…

The Hult Prize: Incubating for Impact

"At the Hult Prize, we believe the companies of the future will be impact-centered, profit-minded and market-driven," founder Ahmad Ashkar said at the…

How a Social Media Company Drastically Reduced Online Racial Profiling

NextDoor was confronted with racial profiling incidents for much of last year, and took quick action to stamp it out with better site…

Patient Education and Improving Access to Quality Healthcare

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more Americans are insured now than ever before. But many newly-insured patients don't know enough about wellness…

The Science-Based Business Case for Addressing Climate Change

James Donovan, CEO of impact investing firm ADEC Innovations, makes the business case for strong corporate action around climate change and the U.N.…

How to Set Science-Based Targets for Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions

It is fairly straightforward to set reduction goals for emissions your company controls (Scopes 1 and 2). But goal-setting for supply chain emissions…

B Lab Co-Founder: This is the ‘Biggest Trend of Our Lifetimes’

B Lab co-founder Jay Coen Gilbert called the transition from shareholder value to stakeholder value "the biggest trend of our lifetimes." And he…

Bicycles Are Good for Business, Your Body and the Planet

After warming up to the health perks of cycling to work, freelance writer Daphne Standford decided to explore other ways in which bikes…

Chobani Founder Faces Racism, Death Threats For Hiring Immigrants

Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya found himself the target of constant trolling on social media and even death threats for his pro-immigrant stance.

At BSR 2016, Business Leaders Make the Case for Climate Action

Climate action is no longer about philanthropy or social responsibility; it is good business sense, company executives said at the BSR conference in…

Rethink the Runway: Mainstreaming Sustainable Fashion

Americans are gravitating toward sustainable fashion. But there’s a problem: People can’t choose sustainably-sourced clothing if it’s not available on the shelves. Ken…

7 Global Food Conglomerates Partner on Water Stewardship Commitments

The companies are participating in the AgWater Challenge, a collaborative initiative organized by Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).