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.

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Just How Sustainable Is Starbucks? New Logo, New Waste

By Tara Alley Starbucks has been working rather diligently lately in an effort to prove their dedication to being a more sustainable business. …

Fair Trade, Source Direct: A Purple Cow in Rhode Island #3pVOTE

This post is part of our year-end “year in review” sustainable business writing contest. We’ve asked 3p readers to submit their own thoughts…

Starbucks Rallies Recyclers to Accept Coffee Cups

By Kara DiCamillo ‘Tis the season for caffeine breaks. And while we hope that everyone is using reusable cups for their coffee and…

Companies Show 14% Improvement in Climate Action in 2009

Climate Counts released its 3rd annual climate scorecard today, demonstrating that, you guessed it, Climate Counts for big companies. Across the board, the…

Fair Trade Arrives in Bulgaria

Fair trade is one window through which Bulgarian can participate as a buyer and seller of niche products. Consumers here are getting a…

Starbucks: Trying To Be The No Impact Company

In the book No Impact Man, author Colin Beavan tries to live a year in New York City without having an impact on…

Starbucks Deserves Credit for Progress on Recycling But there’s Room for Improvement

By Conrad MacKerron, Senior Program Director, As You Sow Ever seen a recycling bin at a Starbucks?  Where do you think 3 billion…