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.

Ban Styrofoam? LA Schools & Jamba Juice Say Yes

LA bans styrofoam from lunchrooms after student protests. Jamba Juice aims to phase out styrofoam after a petition by a ten year old.…

Starbucks’ Extra Shot of Energy (Efficiency)

Starbucks is hosting an energy efficiency competition among ten of its own stores to see who can cut electricity use the most in…

Why the Intersection of Cause and Commerce is Not Black or White

People who mix business and pro-social goals are often portrayed as either opportunistic corporate "cause washers" cynically exploiting nonprofits, or visionary social entrepreneurs…

Are the Greatest Brands in the World Sustainable?

What makes a brand a great brand? And is there something common to all the great brands that differentiate them from the ordinary…

Social Media: A New Tactic for Corporate Sustainability?

Companies are increasingly using social media as a tactic for corporate social responsibility and sustainability communications.

Can Crowdsourcing Really Work for Unilever?

Unilever has a vision of a better future for our world and its business and it needs your help to make it happen.…

Starbucks, Stonyfield Paying Their Own Recycling Tabs

Starbucks and Stonyfield are among the growing number of companies in the United States that are fronting more of the costs of their…

Starbucks Mission to Increase Use of Reusable Cups

Starbucks recently released its 2011 Global Responsibility Report which highlights last year’s progress toward meeting its sustainability goals.

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,”…

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…

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…

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…

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…