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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Detroit: Stakeholder Power at Work

The reporting on Detroit seems to be shifting away from the narrative of the once great American City disintegrating into a burned out…
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Video Interview: Bridgett Luther on Cradle to Cradle

Imagine a product that has zero landfill elements.  A product that cycles into new products, or decomposes completely.  That’s the principle of Cradle…
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Johnson & Johnson Updates Its 1943 Credo for 21st Century CSR Program

Marking its 125th year of operation, Johnson & Johnson has just launched a new corporate social responsibility plan called Healthy Future 2015. Though…
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When It Comes to Natural Gas Fracking, France Learns from U.S. Mistakes

Last week, France became the first country to ban hydraulic fracturing in gas and oil operations. Known as fracking for short, the practice…
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Breakin’ it Down: Analyzing Global Stakeholders

It’s all about the dialogue in stakeholder engagement, whether dealing in sustainability or AIDS or poverty reduction. Yet what, exactly, are some of…
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Carbon Disclosure Project: Leverage Broadband Access for Growth

The Carbon Disclosure Project says broadband—and increased access to it on a global basis—is the key to stimulating new, sustainable economic growth. CDP,…
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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…