Tag Archives: CSR

Responsibility Reporting: A Glance at Starbucks

Net Impact Professional Chapter hosted “Starbucks in Focus” at the Starbucks headquarters on Thursday, May 12. The discussion focused on the tenth annual Global Responsibility Report (FY2010) that was released in April. The Vice President of Global Responsibility, Ben Packard, … Continue reading

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Stop Slavery: How We Can Help

This week, I attended a screening of the new documentary, “The Dark Side of Chocolate.” The screening was held at Theo Chocolate here in Seattle and sponsored by Equal Exchange. So as we munched on Theo’s o-so-yummy-slave-free chocolate, we watched … Continue reading

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Integrity

As a teenager sitting at the dinner table while my parents discussed the day, I heard the word again: Integrity. That little word held deep meaning for my father, the regional manager for an HVAC company, who found himself caught … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Human Trafficking in Your Business

In June 2010, Kroger CEO David Dillon listened to a presentation at a shareholder meeting that no CEO wants to hear. According to the shareholder, “Sunripe,” a label of Pacific Tomato Growers and a supplier to Kroger has been known … Continue reading

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Models of Corporate Social Responsibility Part 4 (of 4): Social Activism

Finally, the fourth model of Corporate Social Responsibility can be called the Social Activist Model.1 Much like the Social Demandingness model, this model assumes that corporations are responsible to the whole of society. Proponents of both of these models argue … Continue reading

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Banking on Sustainability

Last week I met with Francis Janes, the Vice President of ShoreBank Pacific. For those of us interested in social and environmental responsibility, ShoreBank Pacific provides an excellent model for responsible banking. Back in the 1970s, ShoreBank was started on … Continue reading

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Models of Corporate Social Responsibility Part 3: Social Demandingness Model

Understanding the four theories of CSR is essential to shaping a CSR program because it helps to lay out the aims and mission of the corporation. In comparison with the other two theories that I’ve described, the Social Demandingness Theory … Continue reading

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