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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Finding the ROI of Sustainability

How can we measure the ROI of sustainability? Our series with MeterHero this summer explored that question by examining case studies of companies,…
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Dissecting the Farm-to-Table Fable

To hear some farmers tell it, the farm-to-table concept doesn't work. There's too much opportunity for restaurants to build on hype, and too…
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Olsen Twins Sued for Not Paying Interns

Despite their billion-dollar empire, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have neglected to pay their interns and are now being sued.
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Simple Ways Your Business Can Reduce Travel Emissions

Follow these simple suggestions to help your business cut down on its travel emissions. Doing so could not only boost employee morale, but…
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What the State Department’s Human Trafficking Report Means for Business Supply Chains

For the first time, the State Department's annual human trafficking report focused on forced labor in global supply chains, but controversial rankings of…
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Why Your Sustainability Strategy Can Be Pivotal to Employee Engagement

A sense of purpose inspires confidence among employees which can translate into increased productivity, improved retention and decreased costs from reduced turnover rates,…
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‘Purpose-Driven Transformation’ and IBM’s Culture of Service

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report talks about how “purpose-driven transformation” embraces a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than…
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SolarCity’s New GivePower Foundation Brings Light to Schools in Need

It's been going on quietly, behind the scenes, for five years now. SolarCity's board chairman, Elon Musk, said back in 2010 that the…
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Major U.K. Bank Bans All-Male Management Shortlists

The U.K.'s financial sector, much like North America's tech industry, is still struggling to expand gender diversity in its ranks. But Lloyds Banking…
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Uber’s Unethical Astro-Turfing: A Sign of Things to Come?

Uber turns the users of its app into a lobbying tool against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even though it is…
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Sustainable Hangers Divert Waste from Landfills

Starting next month, billions of one-use, virgin plastic hangers now going into landfills each year will be replaced by greener hangers through a…
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Is It Time to Scrap the Annual Review?

Having recently read the report about Accenture scrapping its annual performance review process and replacing it with something far more ‘fluid,' I find…
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Three Phases of Sustainability: Where is Your Organization?

There are three phases organizations go through when implementing sustainability as a business strategy. Is your organization poised to move up?
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Sharing Economy Comes to Outdoor Gear

From the love of the outdoors and a dream to create a more sustainable world, Warren Neilson and Joel Cesare created StokeShare: a…
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Setting Goals for Diversity: The Silicon Valley Challenge

You know it can't be a good sign when a congressional caucus turns up at your door to ask about your diversity numbers.…