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.

The use of clean technology in agriculture -- like this solar-powered farm in southern Germany -- is now on the rise in the U.S.

Will Agriculture Become Self-Sustaining with Solar?

Solar power is leading the way into the 21st century, saving farmers money, boosting small operations and reducing carbon footprints.
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Why Europe’s Garment Policies Matter

The European Commission's Garment Initiative aims to support its member governments and other actors in responsibly managing their supply chains. If it goes…
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Perdue Foods Announces New Animal Welfare Policy

Mercy for Animals described it as the “most comprehensive animal welfare policy ever adopted by a major chicken producer.”
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The Quick & Dirty: Kicking the Puppy

Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it,…
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Timberland Will Create Green Space in Five Cities In the U.S.

Every year for the next five years, the company will pick a city and create green space in its store that is equal…
Women sew clothing in a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011.

Fashion Transparency Starts With Workers

Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world with many moving parts. It can be difficult to navigate, especially for those…
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Germany Investigates VW for Market Manipulation, Shareholders Call for Resignations

Rough waters are far from over for German carmaker Volkswagen. This week, angry shareholders called for board resignations, while the German regulatory agency…
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Could PayPal’s Peter Thiel Advise Donald Trump on National Security? Maybe.

Considering his relationship with the data-analytics company Palantir, PayPal's Peter Thiel is in a good position to advise Donald Trump on national security.
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Tackling Ageism in the Workplace

It's been more than 40 years since ageism in the workplace was made illegal, yet today it is still a major social problem.
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Unilever Moves Away from Sexist Advertising

Unilever aims to revamp its advertising campaigns to eliminate gender stereotypes and resonate better with the public.
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The Seedlings of Asia Pulp and Paper’s Zero-Deforestation Policy

A visit to some of APP’s facilities in China, where millions of tree seedlings are germinated each year, suggests that the $12 billion…
After years under the Unilever umbrella, Ben & Jerry's CEO Jostein Solheim looks as relaxed as ever.

3p Weekend: Impact Companies Thriving Under Fortune 500s

When done right, these partnerships can be a boon for social-impact startups, as well as society at large.
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A New Territory for Airbnb: Corporate Responsibility

The growing complaints about racial discrimination on Airbnb’s platform bring to mind a new territory the company has yet to explore – corporate…
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Your Patagonia Jacket Is Probably Polluting Waterways

A study commissioned by Patagonia tracked just how many plastic microfibers make their way from your jacket to the world's waterways -- and…
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Report: Corporate Reputation is The Strongest Driver for Social Good

Do you know what the top driver is for a retailer to create social good? How about a manufacturer? Ketchum and Carol Cone…
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