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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Sustainability Reporting: From Routine to Strategic

The last 20 years has seen a massive explosion in the number of non-financial reports being produced. But who actually reads them? What…
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6 Solutions to the Water Shortage Crisis

When faced with a crisis, history shows us that humanity has an amazing ability to conquer it resourcefully, and that’s exactly what many…
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Sustainability & Innovation: Arlan Peters, Nozozymes

At SB15, we asked how innovation may or may not drive advancements in sustainability. We got a terrific range of responses, which we've…
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Top Retailers Discontinue Confederate Flag Merchandise

Spurred by the Charleston massacre -- and subsequent protests to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's capitol building -- mega-retailers like Walmart…
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General Mills Releases First Public Policy Statement On Human Rights

General Mills announced its human rights policy earlier this month. Although the policy does not contain anything new, it is the first time…
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5 Steps to Create Meaning and Purpose at Your Company

Often I hear people say, “Oh, I wish I did something meaningful like you do, helping the world.” Working in philanthropy is a…
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How Childhood Play Fosters the Creative Workforce of Tomorrow

There is a critical connection between play and 21st-century skills like creativity, problem-solving and collaboration. When corporate employees volunteer to build playgrounds in…
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First Green’s ‘Regenerative Banking’ Reaches Beyond Sustainability

First Green Bank is employing a new business model in building a community-focused "green" bank in the heart of Florida. The winner of…
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Hormel Cuts Coal Emissions in China Plant

Beijing's notorious air pollution problem stems not only from the city's 5 million cars, but also from extensive coal use. Sustainability was the…
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New Fracking Studies Sum Up Pope Francis on Climate Change

Three new fracking studies underscore how natural gas fracking violates Pope Francis's new encyclical on climate change and environmental stewardship.
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More Than Function: 3 Things Customers Want to Know About Your Product

Today, customers around the world care about more than the functionality of a product alone. They want to engage with its story. So,…
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3 Reasons Why We Love Good360: The Online Donation Matching Network

No more letter writing, Craigslist digging or labor-intensive GoFundMe campaigns to manage when setting up a profile on Good360 will do.
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Ford Mexican Manufacturing Plants Are Landfill-Free

Ford Motor Co. achieved zero waste-to-landfill status at its Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico, its 16th annual Sustainability report highlights. That…
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How Nike Embraced CSR and Went From Villain to Hero

In the late 1990s, faced with overwhelming public anger, Nike accepted responsibility for poor working conditions in its supplier factories and vowed to…
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Ford Lays Out Evolving Vision of 21st Century Smart Mobility

Reducing its negative social and environmental impacts, Ford is making headway in its drive to realize its evolving vision of 21st century smart…