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Corporate Citizenship

Serving Up Goodness In The Workplace - The World's Most Powerful (And Cost Effective) Employee Benefit

Bryan de Lottinville | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Bryan de Lottinville

As the business climate becomes more competitive, a global approach to international giving -- delivered with a local experience -- helps employees both inside and outside of headquarters feel heard and valued, while fueling their passions at work.

Apple-FBI Dispute: Who Should Decide What Is Bad for America?

Frank Islam | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Frank Islam

In defending his decision not to honor the FBI's request to help unlock the encrypted iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorists, Apple CEO Tim Cook said...

5 Big Ideas for Building Philanthropy Into Your Company's DNA

Naomi Morenzoni | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Naomi Morenzoni

We're incredibly proud of these efforts and what we can accomplish as a community when we come together. But perhaps what's even more exciting is how many of our partners and customers have been inspired to build giving back into their own culture through the Pledge 1% movement.

Now It's Burger King Renouncing US Citizenship -- Let's Eat Somewhere Else

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Every single step to Burger King's success was backed and enabled up by our taxpayer-funded American system. Our government is the reason that Burger King is extremely profitable.

Are American Corporations Really Less Competitive Because of Taxes?

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Corporations are complaining that this (lowered) rate makes them "uncompetitive" and are demanding "corporate tax reform." Because job creators -- or something. This time they threaten to -- or do -- renounce their U.S. citizenship. But are corporate tax rates really "uncompetitive"? And what does that even mean?

Cause Vs. Purpose

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

A cause is based on a desire to stop something. A purpose is rooted in a desire to start something. Cause is charity. Purpose is empowerment. A cause is your nemesis. A purpose is your muse. Should we break it down? Let's use hunger as an example.

Mike Sacks

The Long, Corrupt History Of The Corporate Person | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court today heard the case of Hobby Lobby, Inc., a company owned by Christians who argued that requiring it to follow health care laws wit...

'Tis the Season to Pay it Forward, Thanks to Starbucks?!

Reid Wegley | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
Reid Wegley

Just weeks after a tongue-in-cheek ripping of Starbucks for its lame 'name on the cup' policy, I find myself giving the company massive props today fo...

Lead With Impact and Purpose: Create Positive Energy in the Workplace and Your Community

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

When you've joined the ranks of the "rich and famous," remember that your commitment to being a good corporate citizen is what has set you far apart from those who remain unfulfilled through just accumulating.

Doing More Good, One Click at a Time

Lori Harnick | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Lori Harnick

We know that by helping nonprofits to focus on their missions, we support a wider number of causes that go far beyond our own Citizenship efforts and areas of expertise.

Corporate Control of Contraception -- Coming Soon?

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Corporations have religious freedom? I didn't even know they went to church, and I'm pretty sure I've never seen one get down on its knees and pray. I know actual women have religious freedom under the constitution -- so what about their right not to be forced to bow to the dictates of the boss' religious beliefs?

Maslow's Hierarchy of Corporate Needs

Abhishek Seth | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Abhishek Seth

If people self-actualize and achieve unconditional happiness, tapping into their fullest potential by personal growth, influence and charity: Companies self-actualize by tapping into their fullest potential with Corporate Social Responsibility.

Companies Unite in Call for U.S. Climate Change Policy

Mike Bellamente | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Mike Bellamente

Leaders from the business community made one thing clear when they came together on Wednesday to announce a 100-day corporate campaign in support of c...

Hands Up If You Have Had Enough of Volunteering

Nigel Rayment | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Nigel Rayment

Retaining Gen Y employees is depending more on the blend of worthwhile work and access to community activity than the financial rewards being offered.

Should Companies Obey the Law If Breaking It Is More Profitable?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Indeed, if (in the sagacious words of Spiderman: The Movie) "with great power comes great responsibility," then the unprecedented power of today's large corporations places on them corresponding responsibilities to people affected by their actions.

A Movement to Reward Societal Problem Solvers

Catherine Keller | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Catherine Keller

Being loud and proud isn't for everyone. But we hope corporate citizens everywhere will stand up to be counted. We'll take care of the loud part; it's up to you to help your favorite corporate citizen be proud and be counted in this year's applicant pool. After all, corporate citizenship counts.

Harvest America or Invest in America

Stan Sorscher | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We have strong historical and constitutional values about one-person one-vote and a government responsive to local communities. Right? Well, no. That's not right. Quite the opposite.

Conservatism Blew Up the Economy

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

So what do you do when financial analysts are warning that housing prices are headed for a "triple dip," the second largest Swiss Bank (Credit Suisse)...

Ryan Grim

The Long, Corrupt History Of The Corporate Person | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of all the Occupy Wall Street refrains, one of the most memorable is, "I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas exec...

Occupy Wall Street Must End the Dictatorship - of Corporations

Roberto Lovato | Posted 12.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Occupy Wall Street represents a Great Awakening to the need to rescue our free speech and other democratic spaces humiliated by Big Corporations that the Supreme Court protects legally; that the police protect physically; that the media protects culturally and that White House and Congress protect politically.

Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for Social Good

Angela A. Buonocore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Angela A. Buonocore

As cross-sector collaboration continues to become more essential, an increased focus on strategically selecting partners, will become even more vital to create real and lasting change.

Corporate Philanthropy Strong In 2010, Despite Economy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

2009 was a year for businesses to trim the fat. But this year may be a different story, at least in the generosity department: a new study finds 65% o...

Business Council Honors Vale CEO for Clipping Workers, Wacking Towns

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

A business group is honoring Roger Agnelli, the CEO of Vale, one of the largest mining companies in the world, which, coincidentally, is in the midst of its longest ever labor dispute.