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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Puma Puts Financial Value on Environmental Impact

Puma is the first company in the world to put a value on the ecosystem services it uses to produce its sports shoes and…
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How the Catlin Group Turned Climate Change Research Corporate

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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Bloomberg’s Sustainability Edge

Back in 2009, the media and financial services company Bloomberg launched what TriplePundit called a “ground-breaking data service” in corporate social responsibility. The…
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IBM’s Smarter Planet – More Than a Smart Marketing Campaign?

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Can Apple’s Employees Drive Better CSR?

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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Do Large Companies Have an Unfair CSR Advantage?

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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A Call for Tougher Regulations on Predatory Lending

As MBA students and future business leaders in sustainability, we are writing to urge you to support tougher regulations around the practices of…
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Positive Change, One Flip-Flop at a Time

By Alison I. Somilleda Feelgoodz™, an environmentally and socially conscious flip-flop company based in New Orleans, LA, is redefining the concept of corporate…
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Disney Invests $15.5 Million in Carbon Offsets

Disney's 2010 Corporate Citizenship report is a frank discussion of the challenges Disney faces on environmental social, and governance issues. Today’s assessment of…
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Fenton Hosts Twitter Chat on Communicating CSR

The public interest communications firm Fenton hosted another Twitter chat yesterday, this time focused on effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) communication. For one…
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Who Sustains the Standards for Sustainability Standards?

As sustainability becomes a widespread corporate mantra there are a number of choices available for companies seeking international responsibility codes and standards to…
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The Virtuous Circle is Alive at Clorox

Much to my chagrin, there's no playbook for the successful corporate merger of sustainability, growth and employee engagement. However, there are living examples…
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for All Businesses

By Janet Pomeroy One of the major themes in President Obama’s State of the Union speech was the need to maintain our economic…
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Crowdsourcing CSR Stories

The big financial research firms, standards organizations, not-for-profits, and government sources each offer their own top-down, carefully organized version of how companies are…
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With America Behind in CSR Reporting, GRI Opens Wall Street Office

The Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) relevance has surged the past few years. The Amsterdam-based organization’s guidelines for corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting has…