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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A Better Way of Doing Business

Much of today’s organizational management mindset (whether corporate, nonprofit, government institution or startup) is rooted in a flawed logic about how the world…
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4 Ways to Tell If a Company Is Really ‘Green’

Walk down the aisle of any grocery store, and it’ll be easy to see that there’s a growing trend toward eco-friendly practices and…
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Make That Two Black Eyes For Natural Gas Fracking

A new study of hospitalizations and fracking activity in Pennsylvania shoots holes in the "clean fuel" image of compressed natural gas.
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5 Questions to Ask Before Labeling a Business with the ‘S-Word’

We tend to call everything 'sustainability,' for the lack of a better term to describe the wide cross section of business activities we…
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The Quick & Dirty: The Future of Business is in the Past

Businesses somehow lost their reason to exist, and now people are starting to look for the values they share with your company because…
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Adidas Designs Sneakers Made Entirely from Ocean Waste

In partnership with Parley for the Oceans, Adidas recently released an innovative pair of sneakers made entirely of recycled plastic ocean waste.
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The Sufficiency Economy Philosophy: Corporate Sustainability Meets Karma

Many people benefit from a “more is better” outlook on the corporate economy. Jobs are created, prices drop as competition increases and futures…
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Amazon Invests Big in Wind Power

Amazon Web Services recently announced plans for a 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina's Perquimans and Pasquotank counties. When completed, it will…
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Building Successful Coalitions for Greater Social Impact

Building coalitions for greater social impact requires that parties align their core goals, interests and priorities. It requires agreement on measurements of success,…
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Beyond the PDF: 5 Tips to Leverage CSR Reports for Greatest ROI

With three-quarters of S&P 500 companies creating corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports, most major businesses recognize it is a “must-do” communications strategy. However,…
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5 Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Team

Teju Ravilochan, co-founder and CEO of the Unreasonable Institute recently received the best advice of his life: “You’re intelligent. But your job is…
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From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach

Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention -- despite its importance…
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CVS Health Quits US Chamber of Commerce in Another Principled Stand on Tobacco

When it was revealed that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was gearing up for a global lobbying campaign against anti-smoking laws, CVS Health…
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Is a Binding Treaty the Way Forward for Business and Human Rights?

Last week in Geneva, a United Nations working group held its first week-long session to debate the parameters of a potential binding treaty…
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General Mills Writes an Animals’ Declaration of Freedom

General Mills, the company behind brands like Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Bisquick, Progresso and Hamburger Helper, announced it’s going to start requiring its egg,…