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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10 Problems Military Vets Ecounter When Jobseeking

Veterans who have returned from active military duty often need to obtain employment and reintegrate into civilian life. Despite all the veteran benefits…
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‘Halo Effect’ of CSR Allows Companies to Get Away with Corruption

A new study shows that companies with corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs tend to get more favorable court decisions on corruption cases completely…

Unilever Crowdsources Sustainability Innovations

Unilever recently unveiled the new Foundry Ideas platform at the Cannes Lions Festival. It will amplify the company's current efforts, acting as a…
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Food Waste, Foster Kids and a Social Revolution

One social enterprise and nonprofit decided to take food waste and create a culinary school to teach felons and foster care youth how…
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Walmart’s New Fees Have Worrisome Sustainability Implications

Walmart recently announced it will require all suppliers to pay warehousing and shelf-stocking fees. The retail giant claims the changes are aimed at…
Office furniture, as innocuous as it seems, poses an major challenge for unsuspecting businesses. What do you do with it all when you move?

The Tremendous Economic Loss in Old Office Furniture

Millions of tons of office furniture and equipment is discarded each year, and few people are paying attention. A sustainable approach would benefit…
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MGM Resorts: Inclusive Training Programs are the Key to Great Leaders

MGM Resorts' 15 casinos and resort locations are known worldwide for their getaway destinations. But these days, the company is winning awards for…
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Lavazza: The Social and Business Value of Sustainability

At Lavazza, the world's seventh largest coffee roaster, social and environmental sustainability are integral components of economic sustainability. Its first corporate social responsibility…
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A Bad Week for Fracking, Another Black Eye for Natural Gas

More bad news about fracking: it is becoming increasingly clear that businesses seeking clean alternatives to coal and oil should skip over natural…
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Improving Ethics in the Insurance Industry

Insurance companies are striving to appear ethical in their approach, a perception not shared by many people. Can this situation be improved?
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Sharing Economy Brands That Are Good for the Environment

The co-founder of StokeShare explains how platforms that enable people to thrive, share and build communities are showing us we can live prosperously…
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Multinationals Collaborate to Halve Food Waste

At its annual Global Summit in New York City last week, the Consumer Goods Forum announced a bold resolution to tackle food waste.…
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Whole Foods vs. ‘Whole Paycheck’

Whole Foods, often jokingly referred to as “Whole Paycheck,” faces a probe from the city of New York after investigators nabbed the upscale…
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Kendall Jackson Goes for Sustainability Gold

While producing America's best-selling Chardonnay, Jackson Family Wines is gunning for sustainability glory with an aggressive plan to manage water use and adopt…
The Yahoo! Search team looks pretty inspired. Can you say the same about your own?

Managers: Help Your Charges See Your Vision

The mirror self image approach can help your team see the company's vision as their own stepping-stone to personal growth.