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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Toyota Production System Will Boost CSR Efficiency

The principles of effective car manufacturing are now being used in New Orleans to effectively rebuild homes ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Toyota is…
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The Guardian Announces 2011 Sustainability Report

The Guardian and the newspaper's parent GNM will soon release its 2011 sustainability (or CSR) report, the findings of which were released in…
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Timberland Moves on Despite Merger, Appoints New CSR VP

Yesterday Timberland created a new executive position, vice president of corporate social responsibility, and hired Dell veteran Mark Newton to fill those new…
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At Microsoft, Collaboration Goes Far Beyond CSR

At Microsoft, CSR is a horizontal function, not a series of vertical tasks, according to Dan Bross. The result is improved and increased…
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Society for Women Geographers Spurs Sustainability

Formed in 1925 after the Explorer's Club refused to admit women, SWG originally required all members to be American female geographers or explorers…
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The US Way: Workers Produce More, Earn Less = Company Profit

This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. Mother Jones talks about the “dirty secret” of the…
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Video Games Offer New Platform for Engaging with Customers and Communities

This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. The Games for Change Festival came to New York…

BSR CEO Pushes CSR Envelope at ASQ Conference

This past week I had the privilege of attending the American Society for Quality (ASQ) inaugural Pathways to Corporate Social Responsibility Conference in…
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At ASQ, Quality and Performance Meet CSR

The American Society for Quality (ASQ), the Milwaukee-based performance and quality advocacy organization, is hosting the “Pathways to Social Responsibility” conference here in…
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Target Announces Corporate Responsibility Goals

Target announced its corporate responsibility scorecard, with a focus on the environment, education, healthy living, and community work.
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REI’s Climate Impact Slows While Sales Surge

REI recently released its 2010 Stewardship report, showing how it tries to increase revenues while slowing the effects of its carbon footprint.
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Expanding Sustainability Data: Emerging Sources

The following is part of a series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility…
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Embedding Sustainability: How Xerox Does It

How can companies ensure that sustainability, corporate citizenship, and corporate social responsibility, stick in a business?  It’s the hardest task facing sustainability managers…
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Banking on Employee Engagement in CSR

What’s your road map for advancing CSR? If it doesn’t include employee engagement, chances are you won’t get far. BNY Mellon‘s corporate social…
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ExxonMobil Beats Its Own (Oil) Drum in Latest CSR Report

Critics of ExxonMobil will not be satisfied with anything that one of the world’s largest energy companies says or does, so the report…