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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The ‘Why’ Behind MGM Resorts’ Women’s Leadership Conference

In 2007, MGM Resorts Foundation partnered with Las Vegas diversity and community organizations to create an event that evolved into the annual Women’s…
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Data Science Offers Sustainable Solutions for the Future, Experts Say

“Data are becoming the new raw material of business,” said Craig Mundie, a senior advisor at Microsoft. And harnessing data science can help…
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Rock The Green: Big Systems

This time we chatted with Joe Jones, president of Big Systems, a reseller of wide-format and 3-D printers, who donated the signage and…
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How Social Responsibility Can Help Companies Disrupt

Globalization brings complexity and uncertainty, while innovation creates new and unfamiliar realities, unprecedented situations, and potential conflict. And, when the two interact, the…
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Unwanted Housewares Become a Lifeline for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The relationship between the for-profit global thrift retailer Savers and the century-old mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a compelling case study…
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Company Execs Stand Up Against North Carolina’s Anti-Transgender Law

The state was already sued by the U.S. Justice Department over its anti-trans "bathroom bill." But the real clout may come from the…
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Better Business Habits Can Embed Sustainability Into Your Organization

Break these bad business habits and replace them with incremental changes that embed sustainability into your organization.
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Seventh Generation Establishes An Internal Carbon Tax

"The carbon tax anchors our greenhouse gas reduction strategy in the heart of our business, activating our entire organization in support of our…
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Climate Change and Sustainable Investing: How Investors Can Make a Difference

How can investors help the world meet targets set in the Paris Agreement? From impact investing to low-carbon portfolios, a number of options…
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Walmart Shares More Information About ‘High Priority’ Chemicals

In April, Walmart announced it had reduced the use of "high-priority chemicals" by 95 percent. This week, the retailer shared more information on…
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All Innovation Is Not Created Equal

Innovation 2.0 is about innovating with a broader social and environmental purpose, while keeping an eye toward market demands.
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Lessons Learned: A Journey through Solid Waste Reduction

Thomas Raymond, director of environmental sustainability at Hormel Foods, shares lessons learned from the company's journey to reduce solid waste.
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3 Steps to Effectively Measure Philanthropic Impact

Versaic, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the Rensselaerville Institute worked together to develop a results-focused plan for the hotel chain's corporate philanthropy initiatives.…
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Businesses Create a Win-Win-Win With Nonprofit Partnerships

The corporate-nonprofit partnership is a rare beast. But when done correctly, such models are a boon for communities, nonprofits and businesses.
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DIY Sustainability Consulting Tips for MBA Students

Three students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability program share their recommendations for building a sustainability consulting portfolio before graduation.