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.

Understanding Life Cycle Assessment: An LCIA Overview for Executives and Practitioners

Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) is emerging as a useful tool for strategic assessments of sustainability efforts, risk management, and marketing communication. Harnoor…

Investors Urge Trump Administration to Keep Hands off SEC Shareholder Resolution Process

The Donald Trump administration is considering a move that would severely limit shareholder rights and cut off communication between shareholders and corporate boards.…

Timberland and Thread Partner to Drive Social Impact in Haiti

Timberland and Thread partnered to incorporate recycled plastic from Haiti into clothing and apparel. We spoke with both companies about the partnership and…

Seize the Opportunity to Go Deforestation-Free

Protecting forests isn’t just critical for the health of our planet; it’s also smart business, argues Carlos Saviani, VP of sustainable food for…

Burger King, Tim Hortons Announce New Animal Welfare Commitments

The new policies cover a wide range of animal welfare issues, including cage-free chicken and sow housing, as well as the responsible use…

For Hilton, Corporate Responsibility Means Customer Trust

The hospitality industry relies heavily on creating a positive guest experience for customers across the globe. And creating a strong corporate culture that…

What CSR Pros Need to Know About Integrated External Engagement

For corporate social responsibility to be effective, companies need to incorporate interaction with every stakeholder into decision-making, no matter the level of the…

7 Trends That Will Drive Corporate Sustainability in 2017

Leading companies continue to demonstrate that sustainability is not just good for the bottom line; it is the bottom line, argues Amy Augustine…

Bees, Almonds and Ice Cream: Häagen-Dazs Makes the Connection

If ever there were a canary in a coal mine, the wild bee in the almond patch is it: The decline in pollinator…

PETA Buys Stock in Canada Goose to Protest Use of Down and Fur

PETA purchased 230 shares – or about $4,000 worth of Canada Goose’s equity – in order to speak at the outerwear company's annual…

Your Funding Was Cut . . . Now What?

Nonprofits and small companies across the country could see funding dry up if President Donald Trump's budget proposed budget goes through. Sustainability strategy…

Ivanka Brand Undercuts Trump’s “Buy American” Message

Unflattering publicity continues to buffet the Ivanka Trump fashion brand as news surfaced of the company's reliance on Chinese imports.

Peet’s Wants Customers to Know That Coffee Can Change Lives

In this supply chain success story, Peet's Coffee has a new idea to engage customers around the work it's already doing to support…

Uber’s Leadership Crisis Demonstrates How Values Impact Brand

A steady drip of negative stories over the past several weeks has snowballed into a full communications crisis for Uber — one that…

Why Capitalism Needs Conscious Leadership

Conscious capitalism offers a holistic approach that puts people and moral conscience at the center of business practices.