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.

Burger King Accused of Causing Deforestation Across Latin America

Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.

Shell, Like ExxonMobil, Knew About Climate Change Risks All Along

It turns out ExxonMobil was not the only energy company researching the effects of climate change decades ago. Shell produced a video on…

RSPO: Sustainable Palm Oil is Growing Worldwide

When it comes to making sure all palm oil is certified sustainable, "We won’t get there with boycotts of palm oil or by…

Technology Is Putting Women Out of Work — Here’s How to Counter the Effects

While science and technology are advancing, our efforts to close the global gender gap remain stalled. But companies can turn the tide by…

How New Businesses Can Connect With Their Communities

Business leaders who actively engage with their community and its leaders earn more than money — they build the foundation for long-lasting success.

Policy Points: Boosting the Business Voice Against the Immigration Ban

Businesses are coming together in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial travel and immigration policies -- a trend the American Sustainable Business…

Google Gives $11.5 Million to Reform the Criminal Justice System

“Mass incarceration is a huge issue in the United States, and a major area of focus for our grants,” said Justin Steele, principal…

British Supermarket Chain Powers Trucks With Food Waste

U.K. grocery chain Waitrose plans to run lorries on biomethane made from food waste. And that's not the only way it's keeping food…

ExxonMobil Plans to Keep 3.5 Billion Barrels of Tar Sands in the Ground

Last week ExxonMobil quietly announced it would remove a significant portion of its Canadian tar sands oil holdings from the books. The move…

Google and Uber Are In An Epic Legal Fight Over Self-Driving Car Technology

Waymo, which develops self-driving cars for Google's parent company, accused Uber of patent infringement, unfair competition and stealing trade secrets. Does the case…

Elon Musk Slams Criticism of Tesla Working Conditions, Promises Fun and Frozen Yogurt

Last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk hit back hard at allegations of unsafe working conditions at the company’s assembly plant in Fremont,…

Poor Indoor Air Quality Linked To Low Worker Productivity

Indoor pollutants are increasingly recognized as affecting overall health, but studies also link indoor air quality to cognitive function and mood.

This One-For-One Peanut Butter Fights Famine in South Sudan

The social enterprise Good Spread aims to help address the humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan with its one-for-one business model.

From An Unbalanced Economy to a Human Economy

The incessant pursuit of more in the GDP-rich world is endangering the ability of people around the world to increase their living standards,…

Is GDP Inextricably Linked With Corporate Giving?

Studies show that gross domestic product (GDP) has a direct influence on the state of philanthropy in the United States, but are the…