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.

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.
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Water and Corporate Culture at Golden State Foods

Golden State Foods has grown alongside California agriculture to become a multinational business. And it made water conservation a focal point for the…
Money may not grow on trees, but conducting a green audit can mean big savings for your company.

5 Reasons Companies Should Take Green Audits More Seriously

Green audits are an essential means of figuring out how large or small a company’s carbon footprint really is, but their usefulness is…
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Lumber Liquidators Caught Selling Illegal Wood

Lumber Liquidators, one of the nation's largest hardwood flooring retailers, needs be held accountable for selling timber harvested from illegal sources and putting…
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Monsanto Tests the Waters with Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ Session

Monsanto took to the Web in an unusual question-and-answer session last week, as part of Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) platform. The questions…

JetBlue’s CSR Report Proves It’s a Leader in the Industry

JetBlue Airways’ aptly-named report, The Blue Review, outlines the company's values and progress on its corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals. The report, issued…