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.


Toms of Maine: Turning Hot Air into a Sustainable Resource

Today's technology makes yesterday's most basic, manual tasks -- like cleaning an intricate set of pipes -- a whiz. But it also creates…

4 Ways to Make Your Sustainability Programs Downsize-Proof

McGee Young, founder and CEO of MeterHero, provides four tips that can help you sustain your sustainability programs even in the face of…
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How Corporations Are Helping Curb the Global Water Footprint

The lack of awareness – let alone knowledge – of the global water shortage is dangerous. Can anyone wake up American consumers to…
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Practical Ways To Incorporate A Holistic Wellness Program into Your Organization

Many companies are incorporating holistic wellness programs into their work environments. These programs include many aspects of optimal health, including physical, emotional and…

Why Doesn’t Chipotle Pay Workers a Living Wage?

Chipotle is leading the pack when it comes to progressive food politics, but this attitude doesn’t extend to to paying its workers a…

Social Responsibility: Does Exxon Mobil Practice for the Long-Term?

The goal of every corporation or business is to earn money, but what happens when a company's approach doesn't take environmental impact into…

How Energy Regulations Actually Help Improve Organizations

Regulations, whether mandated by governments or by industries, are often scoffed at and belittled as an annoyance that hinders progress and innovation and…

A Better Way of Doing Business

Much of today’s organizational management mindset (whether corporate, nonprofit, government institution or startup) is rooted in a flawed logic about how the world…

4 Ways to Tell If a Company Is Really ‘Green’

Walk down the aisle of any grocery store, and it’ll be easy to see that there’s a growing trend toward eco-friendly practices and…

Make That Two Black Eyes For Natural Gas Fracking

A new study of hospitalizations and fracking activity in Pennsylvania shoots holes in the "clean fuel" image of compressed natural gas.
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5 Questions to Ask Before Labeling a Business with the ‘S-Word’

We tend to call everything 'sustainability,' for the lack of a better term to describe the wide cross section of business activities we…

The Quick & Dirty: The Future of Business is in the Past

Businesses somehow lost their reason to exist, and now people are starting to look for the values they share with your company because…

Adidas Designs Sneakers Made Entirely from Ocean Waste

In partnership with Parley for the Oceans, Adidas recently released an innovative pair of sneakers made entirely of recycled plastic ocean waste.
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The Sufficiency Economy Philosophy: Corporate Sustainability Meets Karma

Many people benefit from a “more is better” outlook on the corporate economy. Jobs are created, prices drop as competition increases and futures…

Amazon Invests Big in Wind Power

Amazon Web Services recently announced plans for a 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina's Perquimans and Pasquotank counties. When completed, it will…