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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The Truth Will Out: Government Regulation

Government regulation regarding CSR reporting is a growing trend. How will this affect voluntary reporting and standard reporting guidelines?
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Kohl’s in the LEED with Energy Efficiency and a More Sustainable Supply Chain

This week Kohl’s issued its first annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which discusses the company's energy efficiency and green building efforts.
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Abbott Increases Sustainable Packaging, Decreases Carbon Emissions

Abbott’s focus on its corporate responsibility agenda lies in four major areas: innovation, access to medical care, supporting consumers and environmental protection.
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Can Shareholder Activism Spur Electric Utilities to Shift Away from Coal?

Some of the largest US electric utilities in the use are facing shareholder proxy votes calling on them to enact and report on…
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Corporate Responsibility Magazine Releases “100 Best List”

Yesterday Corporate Responsibility Magazine released its 13th annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens List” during a ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange.

Is Fracking Sustainable?

CSRHub launches fracking as a new special issue. This allows users to filter for companies within the CSRHub data set that participate in…
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Another Buffett Rule: No Shortcuts on the Environment

Warren Buffett: Take no shortcuts on the environment and sustainability.
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Why Facebook Needs Women on its Board

Companies that strive to fill their board seats with women stand to benefit in several ways. Companies with female leadership often perform better,…
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In Dubai, CSR Could Use More S as In Social

With the growing interest in sustainability and corporate social responsibility emerging in Dubai, leadership on workers' rights will make the "S" in CSR…
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So what happens to NGOs?

In the rush to empower business as an actor for good, what happens to the NGO?
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CSR Ratings Trends: Does No Change Mean No Change?

What does stability over the past year mean for companies, their CSR ratings and their CSR performance?
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Can Business Do Its Part to Stop the Bahrain Tragedy?

One year after the February 14 uprising, Bahrain's government is still harassing its citizens and denying them basic human rights. Can businesses operating…
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CSR Ratings Trends: Are We Making Progress?

CSRHub users can now track corporate performance indicators and CSR ratings over time. What does this mean for CSR progress?
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Should News Corp’s Anti-Climate Stance Impact its CSR Rating?

Is corporate activism an accurate - or needed - part of the CSR ratings picture? When companies are active in political issues, such…
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Where Sustainability Reporting is Headed: An E&Y and GreenBiz Survey

While at the GreenBiz12 Forum in New York earlier this week, I got a sneak preview of the findings of the new Ernst &…