Starbucks: CSR & Sustainability News

Starbucks Corporation purchases and roasts whole bean coffees. It operates 6,705 company-operated stores and 4,082 licensed stores in the United States; and 2,326 company-operated stores and 3,890 licensed stores in Canada, the U.K., China, Germany, Thailand, and internationally. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

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8 Ways for Fast Food Companies to Green Their Packaging

An interview with Scot Quaranda, Campaign Director at Dogwood Alliance on their new report, “Greening Fast Food Packaging: A Roadmap to Best Practices,”…
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Get Ready for Forest Footprint Disclosure

If you were wondering what would be the next stop in the journey of businesses to identify their impacts and dependencies on ecosystem…
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How Social Media Really Can Produce Social Change

Across the digital universe, brands are asking consumers to click for the good of the planet. Many social media-driven initiatives are naturally intended…
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The Best of Opportunity Green – Sustainability Goes Mainstream

In case you missed one of the top sustainability events of the last year, The Best of Opportunity Green created by the team at Yoxi.tv provides a number…

Starbucks Now Available in Shipping Containers

New storefront design helps Starbucks repurpose shipping containers while giving new meaning to ‘coffee on-the-go.

Top 10 Cause Marketing and Corporate Responsibility Trends of 2011

At Cone Communications, we spend the entire year tracking cause marketing and corporate responsibility (CR), and between shark fin soap and $3,500 sneakers…
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How Starbucks’ Jobs Campaign Missed the Point

Starbucks is being hailed for helping American small businesses with its new “Create Jobs for USA” campaign. But is Starbucks a real hero, promoting…
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Opportunity Green Roundup: Perspectives from Heavy Hitters in CSR

This year, Opportunity Green showcased some of the most innovative companies working in the corporate social responsibility space. Leaders from IBM, Starbucks, KPMG,…

Shared Value & Partnerships: The Makings of a Collaborative Economy

The following post is part of TriplePundit’s coverage of the 2011 Net Impact Conference in Portland, Oregon. To read the rest of our…

Starbucks Prepares for Disrupted Coffee Production Due to Climate Change

There’s just something about coffee. From that first sacred sip in the morning while reading the paper to the mid-day pick-me-up, coffee is…
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Green Marketing Efforts Can’t Make Bad Coffee Taste Good

By Pankaj Arora Last week I was at Freshness Burger, a Japanese fast food chain. Embossed on the stirrer given with my coffee were…
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Could Sustainability be Scannable?

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Interview with Starbucks VP of Global Responsibility, Ben Packard

With today’s launch of Starbucks’ tenth annual Global Responsibility Report for 2010, Ben Packard spoke with me about what the company has accomplished…
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Pressing Starbucks to Follow Through on Recycling Commitments

By Conrad MacKerron, Senior Program Director, As You Sow How would you feel if a company publicly promised to reduce reliance on disposable…
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Compostable Cup Could Solve Starbucks’ Cup Woes

Since 2009 the team behind Repurpose Compostables has been selling compostable food service products to businesses and consumers. But they may have just…