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.

Uber Accused of Using Technology to Root Out Local Regulators

According to a New York Times investigation, Uber engineers developed a software to identify and collect information on municipal officials who were attempting…

3p Weekend: These Execs Prove Sustainability is Big Business

While incoming U.S. President Donald Trump seems tied to the tired sentiment that sustainability kills business, some of the country's most successful corporate…

Businesses Step Up Efforts to Ensure Paid Family Leave

Proponents say paid family leave helps reduce turnover and costs for both employees and the business. Companies like Yum! Brands are taking that…

First 100 Percent Recyclable Carpet: A Sign of Hope In a Wasteful Industry

Whether it will herald a shift toward a circular economy for carpets, though, remains to be seen.

Amazon Ramps Up Investment in Rooftop Solar

Amazon expects to generate 41 megawatts of clean energy from solar arrays on its warehouse roofs by the end of this year alone.

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Tackle Water Scarcity

A partnership between one company and two Texas cities helps the region conserve water -- and it shows how public-private partnerships can help…

Companies Bolster Animal Welfare As Consumer Pressure Heats Up

In response to growing pressure from consumers and NGOs, three big-name food companies vowed to bolster their commitments to animal welfare.

Burger King Accused of Causing Deforestation Across Latin America

Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.

Shell, Like ExxonMobil, Knew About Climate Change Risks All Along

It turns out ExxonMobil was not the only energy company researching the effects of climate change decades ago. Shell produced a video on…

RSPO: Sustainable Palm Oil is Growing Worldwide

When it comes to making sure all palm oil is certified sustainable, "We won’t get there with boycotts of palm oil or by…

Technology Is Putting Women Out of Work — Here’s How to Counter the Effects

While science and technology are advancing, our efforts to close the global gender gap remain stalled. But companies can turn the tide by…

How New Businesses Can Connect With Their Communities

Business leaders who actively engage with their community and its leaders earn more than money — they build the foundation for long-lasting success.

Policy Points: Boosting the Business Voice Against the Immigration Ban

Businesses are coming together in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial travel and immigration policies -- a trend the American Sustainable Business…

Google Gives $11.5 Million to Reform the Criminal Justice System

“Mass incarceration is a huge issue in the United States, and a major area of focus for our grants,” said Justin Steele, principal…

British Supermarket Chain Powers Trucks With Food Waste

U.K. grocery chain Waitrose plans to run lorries on biomethane made from food waste. And that's not the only way it's keeping food…