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.

Boehringer Ingelheim encourages its employees to use their skills to volunteer in the community.

How BI’s Skills-Based Volunteer Program Benefits Communities and Employees

Boehringer Ingelheim's skills-based volunteer program is a leading example of how a company can leverage its employees' experience and expertise to better the…
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Is the Gates Foundation a De-Facto Corporate Front? Report Argues Yes

The scathing report from Global Justice Now accuses the foundation of cozy relationships with big corporations, and a general lack of efficacy in…
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Ikea Says We’ve Now Hit ‘Peak Curtains’

"In the West, we have probably hit peak stuff," Ikea’s head of sustainability, Steve Howard, said at a recent Guardian conference.
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Gap Wants To Halve Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2020

Gap, Inc. just set an ambitious climate change target: The clothing retailer wants to cut its absolute greenhouse gas emissions in half by…
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What Does It Mean To Be a Truly Diverse Company?

Here's the problem: While there is widespread recognition that we need diversity, there is far less agreement on what being diverse actually means.
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California Attorney General to Investigate ExxonMobil

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris launched an investigation into ExxonMobil for failing to report climate change risks to shareholders and lying to…
Constructed using traditional practices, the open-air greenhouse at the foot of Mount Salkantay will mimic the natural environment of native seedlings.

Coming Together to Tackle Deforestation in Peru

At nearly 15,000 feet above sea level, the highland regions surrounding Peru's Mount Salkantay are home to the most elevated forests in the…
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Everyone Can Be a Sustainability Manager

Instead of certifying a siloed specialists, the sustainability profession should seek to include and be open to everyone. In particular, let’s ensure that…
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The URL Of Every Corporation In The World? This Site’s On It

Open Corporates was created by two open-data activists with the goal to get the URL of every company in the world and make…
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Embracing Systemic Thinking for Our Firms of the Future

Helping our organizations become firms of the future will center on shifting our logic from mechanistic to living systems, predicts biomimcry expert Giles…
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The Growing Ocean Plastic Crisis

Vast amounts of plastic are turning our oceans into a polluted, inhospitable mess, and without strong action by governments and companies, it could…
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The ‘Deep Pockets’ Behind the Oregon Takeover

Ammon Bundy styles himself a leader of men, but his armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has become a trap.
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Ceres: U.S. Oil and Gas Companies Are Not Adequately Disclosing Climate Risk

Not one of the 23 American oil and gas companies in the S&P 500 index included the potential impact of an international climate…
David Koch speaks at the 2015 Defending the American Dream Summit, sponsored by the climate-denial group Americans for Propserity, on August 21, in Columbus, Ohio.

David Koch Leaves Museum Board Amidst Controversy

Last week, David Koch resigned from the board of the American Museum of Natural History after 23 years. Environmental groups have been clamoring…
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Activist Ai Weiwei Takes The Lego Group to School

While the Lego Group ultimately came to the right decision, the toy manufacturer learned a difficult lesson. Trying to control who buys your…