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.

Newly Merged DanoneWave Now the Largest U.S. Public Benefit Corporation

DanoneWave, a new entity that has resulted from Danone's acquisition of WhiteWave foods, says that it is now the largest public benefit corporation…

A Federal Incentive for Social Entrepreneurs to Expand Their Businesses

Rural counties from New England to the American South to Hawaii are attracting socially responsible businesses by providing economic development package for equipment…

100% Renewable Energy: If L’Oreal Can Do It, So Can You

As the first 100 days of the Trump Administration draw to a close, L'Oreal issues a strong pitch for renewable energy in its…

Earth Angel Greens TV and Movie Sets Nationwide

Emellie O’Brien is the founder and president of Earth Angel, the only sustainability consultancy servicing film and television production on the East Coast.

3p Weekend: United Can Learn From These Airlines About Customer Service

United can look to some of its peers in the North American airline sector for a few pointers on how to treat customers…

When Boycotts Work: Famed Boycotter Bill O’Reilly Loses Fox Platform

Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly built his career by advocating for boycotts, but his loss of "The O'Reilly Factor" underscores how and why…

Customers Want to Go Paperless: It’s Up to You

For years, businesses have fought to get customers to opt out of paper statements and go online. But things have finally changed. It’s…

Big Pharma Pushes Back on Arkansas Executions

Big pharma companies let out a collective sigh of relief earlier this week when two federal judges blocked Arkansas from carrying out an…

A New Class of Startups Peddles Diversity-Focused Services

The lack of diversity in the workplace is well known because people are talking about it. The next step is to do something…

Putting Circular Economy Principles Into Practice

The risks inherent in a globalized linear economy are manifest. Resource and economic shocks reverberate across the globe. This increased vulnerability comes at…

United Airlines Faces New PR Problem in China

Dr. David Dao, the 69-year-old physician who sustained injuries when he was dragged off a United Airlines flight on Sunday, is being called…

Plastic-Free Legos? Toy Giant Seeks Alternative Material for Blocks

The Danish toymaker is investing $150 million in the search for an alternative material that doesn't diminish Lego's classic nap fit.

Thinking About a Corporate Wastewater Program? What You Need to Know

Two companies with very different business models, General Mills and Levi Strauss & Co., share their approaches to tackling wastewater within their operations…

3p Weekend: 10 Corporate Hiring Programs Worth a Closer Look

This week we tip our hats to companies looking to make a difference the old-fashioned way: with a job.

Big Data Comes to Financial and Sustainability Reporting Frameworks

The business world -- historically more concerned with financial reporting -- is increasingly realizing that measurement and tracking of non-financial resources helps identify…