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.

Low water-levels leave a buoy on dry land on Lake Constance in Staad, Switzerland, in 2011.

Brands Address Global Water Crisis with Win-Win Strategies

Today, 1.2 billion people, or almost a fifth of the world's population, live in areas of water scarcity, and, according to the U.N.,…
Darjeeling tea-pickers prepare to haul in their bounty by hand. Hailing from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. Darjeeling tea is one of many consumer products linked intrinsically to its geographic origin and culture.

CSR, Darjeeling Tea and Multibillion-Dollar Markets

Many products command premiums due to their geographic origins and native know-how. Corporate social responsibility initiatives have a role to play in preserving…

Chipotle, Panera Receive an A for Antibiotic Use

While a few restaurants got passing grades, most of the big chain restaurants received a failing grade in a Friends of the Earth…

CSR-Friendly Tax Policy: Unlocking Value and Aligning Interests

Tax policy can enhance the social impact of business and support business at the same time, says Wayne Dunn, president of the CSR…

It’s Time to Kill Cause Marketing

Traditional cause marketing has lost its meaning and relevance. It’s time for a new approach from purpose-driven companies that weave cause — not…

What Procter & Gamble’s New Announcement Reveals About Its Sustainability Efforts

Procter & Gamble just dropped two announcements, concerning climate change and clean water access, that prove it's serious about sustainability.

Kroger Takes a Bite of the Organic Market, Whole Foods Downsizes

Whole Foods stocks have declined in recent years. The company is fighting back with a new, leaner prototype of its brand, due to…

Company Commitments Roll In as Climate Week NYC Approaches

As world leaders prepare to convene in Paris to discuss an international climate agreement, a growing number of private firms are contemplating their…
Pet food, Nestle, Mars, supply chain, Leon Kaye, Field to Farm, WWF, The Nature Conservancy

Can We Take the ‘Cleaner’ Pet Food Supply Chain Seriously?

Pet food companies are starting to get the message that if they do not clean up their acts and show improvement in how…

The Quick & Dirty: Leadership, Revisited

Leadership must be earned. And leadership must be ahead of the trend -- something done not because it's popular, but to take a…

Best Buy’s Electronics Recycling Freeriders

Best Buy is gambling that you'll stay and shop after you drop off used electronics. But is the big-box retailer covering all the…
Ford R&E Center

Ford’s Research and Engineering Center Goes Landfill-Free

The 720-acre center in Dearborn, Michigan, has more than 12,000 employees in 34 buildings. In other words, it generates a lot of waste.…

Is the Sharing Economy Getting the Culture Wrong?

Sharing economy companies are getting all wrong when it comes to culture, argues 3p staffer Raz Godelnik.

How Environmental Testing Makes Products Safer

Most of us don’t think about the stages of testing and design products go through before they become part of our daily lives.…
Can wishes help your business?

Power of Intentions: A Tool for Innovation in Business

Setting intentions is a powerful alternative to setting goals, especially when you don't control all variables or don't know what the future holds.…