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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Chipotle to Give Hourly Workers Really, Really Impressive Benefits

Chipotle announced at its annual marketing and human resources conference that it will extend benefits like tuition reimbursements, sick pay and paid vacations…
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Multinational Businesses and the Plight of the Rohingya

Even in a more open and democratic Burma, the Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim minority, continue to suffer. And there isn't a single actor…
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Trust, Brand Value and Fossil Fuel Companies

Anyone who watched the Boston Red Sox get blown out by the Los Angeles Angels last week may have noticed a billboard behind…
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How Dell is Closing the Loop

Consider this: Less than 15 percent of electronic products are recycled each year. Dell hopes to improve these numbers with its design-for-environment-inspired OptiPlex…
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Turning the Ocean Liner Around: Coca-Cola Shows How It’s Done With New PlantBottle

Coca-Cola steps up its PlantBottle to achieve 100 percent bio-based materials and pledges 60 percent global penetration by 2020, while preparing for new…
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Biodegradable Computer Chip: E-Waste No More?

If wood-derived, inexpensive microchips are our first step in widely adopting environmentally friendly electronic materials, we could be on the road to removing…
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Fashion Brands Tackle Community Development

Have you ever thought about how far your clothing traveled to reach you? Some big brands are trying to bring the locavore movement…
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Trapped by Success: Thoughts on Sustainability in Business Following SB’15 San Diego

Sustainable Brands founder and CEO, KoAnn Skrzyniarz, kicked off the SB'15 conference, and among the issues she addressed was the pace of change.…
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How Can We Operationalize Business Transparency?

Should CEO pay be tied to financial performance -- or even corporate responsibility goals? One consultancy says yes, and it's putting its theory…
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MillerCoors Sees the ROI in Conserving Water

Water conservation is a central component of MillerCoors' corporate responsibility strategy. But what's the business case? We spoke with Kim Marotta, the company's…
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Consumer Brands, Big Investors Call for Stronger Sustainable Palm Oil Standard

Archer Daniels Midland, ConAgra, Kellogg and institutional investors responsible for some $4 trillion of capital are among members of a multi-stakeholder group that…
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How to Bridge the Gap Between Your Business and Engineering Teams

Engineers are always supposed to be right. Historically, that has made sense, but software is different. It fails. We don’t know all of…
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Can this New Business Accelerator Disrupt Poverty with Entrepreneurship?

This Oakland, California-based organization is rolling up its sleeves with a few well-heeled partners and lots of Silicon-Valley know-how to improve low-wage jobs.
Around the world, millions of fans gathered to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Here, fans watch the action at FIFA FanFest in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Can FIFA regain fans' trust, and what can other brands learn from the debacle?

FIFA, Brand Strategy and the March of Inevitability

FIFA is in the world spotlight right now. How can companies that embrace sustainable brand strategy use this moment to move the world…
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Waste Heat (Not Sweaty Bodies) Powering U.S. Sports Stadiums

Sporting facilities are finding innovative approaches to harness deeper savings beyond traditional energy efficiency initiatives. The University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Minnesota…