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.

Switching vehicles destined for short trips, like this flower delivery van, to electric can cut costs and impact.

4 Ways to Green Your Business Vehicle Fleet

Green vehicles provide a more efficient fleet, while saving your business money on fuel, taxes, maintenance and even fleet insurance. These four expert…
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Personal Care Companies Are Lagging on Microbeads, Greenpeace Says

Microbeads are banned from “rinse-off cosmetics” in the U.S. as of July 1, 2019. But the world’s largest personal care companies are lagging…
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Can CEOs Really Make Companies More Sustainable?

How much power do CEOs wield when it comes to integrating sustainability throughout their companies? Not as much as you might think.
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Ford and Jose Cuervo Partner To Make Bioplastic From Agave

Ford's initial assessments “suggest the material holds great promise due to its durability and aesthetic qualities.”
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6 Ways to Make Your Sustainability Data Count

How can you turn a mountain of sustainability data into engaging, useful information? Sustainability data fiend Majonne Frost from Bioregional offers her advice.
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NBA Moves All-Star Game From Charlotte Over Anti-LGBT Law

In what many hailed as a victory for progress, the NBA will move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, in…
These 'Scented Scoops' toys are made from sustainable bioplastic.

Toymakers Take the Lead On Sustainable Plastics

A sort of symbolism plays into the exploration of alternative, sustainable plastic materials for toys. When toymakers break from petroleum-based feedstocks, they signify…
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Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Barley Grower Days’ is Top-Notch Engagement

Anheuser-Busch is working directly with barley growers to reduce water use in eastern Idaho. And the results are impressive.
The Olympic Games are headed to Rio de Janeiro. But will the event improve the lives of locals, or place undue burden on the city?

The Olympics and Other Mega Events: A Boon or a Burden for Local Communities?

Although mega-events like the Olympics bring benefits to the host country, detrimental impacts can offset the perks.
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Walmart’s Embrace of ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Fights Food Waste and Hunger

This week, Walmart started selling “beautifully imperfect” apples at some of its stores as more retailers decide it's time to sell "ugly fruits…
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The First Amendment is a Check on Government, Not a Cover for Trolls

The level of trolling on social media once again reached disturbing heights this week, as "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones became the target of…
Ditch the crowds for a better alternative.

Small Group Tours are Transforming the Travel Industry

A quickly emerging market of small, specialized group tour operators offer a more sustainable, social, affordable and ultimately transformative experience for the traveler.
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Apple Is Serious About Protecting Forests

Why would the maker of the iPhone buy and protect forests? In the words of Lisa P. Jackson, the company's vice president of…
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The Benefits of Sustainable Landscaping for Your Business

If you run a business with a physical, brick-and-mortar location, it’s likely that the most overlooked aspect of your office, warehouse or storefront…
A new survey shows green credentials  can help win new business.

ISO 14001 Certification Shows Sustainable Businesses are More Competitive

Sixty-eight percent of companies that use the ISO 14001 standard have either qualified or directly won business thanks to their green credentials, a…