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Corporate Responsibility

How Corporations Can Help Ease Europe's Refugee Crisis

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Zvonimir Mršić

By helping to match refugee's skills with employment and apprentice opportunities as well as offering training to those refugees who lack such skills, companies can make an important contribution, especially in a continent where the population is aging and where birth rates are low.

Did Your Favorite Soda Just Get Greener?

Todd Paglia | Posted 10.02.2015 | Green
Todd Paglia

Recently Coca-Cola and PepsiCo -- America's two largest soft drink makers -- have signed a letter committing to both increase fuel efficiency and reduce the use of high-carbon, climate-polluting fuels in their truck fleets.

10 Charts That Prove Americans Want Companies To Do Better

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business

Americans have high expectations for corporations. As the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal shows, a firm's reputation is tied deeply to c...

Size Matters? How the Business Case for CSR Can Apply to Any Company, No Matter the Size

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

MEs have many of the same reasons for engaging in CSR that large companies have, both in avoiding downside risk and in exploiting upside opportunities. In many cases, they may also be more intrinsically, if not better motivated, to give CSR attention.

It's Not Political Correctness, It Is Free Market Capitalism

John Friedman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
John Friedman

When Macy's made their statement that their values of diversity and inclusion were incompatible with the statements Mr. Trump made they were not questioning his right to say them. They were expressing their freedom of association (and dissociation) with those articulated, public statements.

Wise Leaders Focus on the Greater Good

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Daniel Goleman

These leaders are attuned to the suffering of the powerless, and seek to repair that damage by treating or attempting to cure diseases that plague the poor, enhancing the viability of local communities or fighting poverty. And the impacts of their work will matter far into the future.

Why Is Profit a Dirty Word?

Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson

It's been suggested to me that I should not be making any profits, that my business should be a charity, and that I should not pay myself a salary.

Reframing Corporate Sustainability

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

One of the most famous frames related to corporate sustainability is the triple bottom line. The triple bottom line separates the way we think about business into three broad areas: economic, social and environmental.

Fleeing From Responsibility

Terry Newell | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

When it takes a law to stop a practice that should, on its surface, scream of irresponsibility, those involved have somehow lost a portion of their moral compass.

Three Sustainability Trends That Have Companies on Their Toes

Sophia Mendelsohn | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Sophia Mendelsohn

A company's charitable initiatives may have an impact, but that doesn't mean customers don't also care about other issues that may be harder for a company to address. Reputation, loyalty and transparency are more nuanced and I see companies getting more comfortable with the "risky" issues they once tried to avoid discussing openly.

How Green Is Your Cloud? Why Providers Should Lead on Transparency

Fanya Engler | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Fanya Engler

Once we, as a society, become aware of the consequences of funding corporations operating on non-renewable resources, there is only one intelligent choice: to take action.

How Corporate Responsibility is Returning Public Relations to Its Original Meaning

John Friedman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
John Friedman

I have been a practitioner for corporate communications, including public relations for more than three decades. And I have been working in corporate responsibility for the last 15 as well. In that time I have come to the conclusion that the two professions are - or will become - one and the same.

Empowering Employees by Investing in Human Capital

Mark T. Bertolini | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Mark T. Bertolini

Top talent -- at all levels -- remains the scarcest resource in corporate America. Over the next 10 years, we will see leaders invest far more thought and effort into developing their human capital.

Entrepreneurs Funding Global Change

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

We have more tools than ever before to create positive change on a global scale - but perhaps the best tool is business rather than our traditional means of philanthropy.

5 Business Lessons From Corporate Responsibility

John Friedman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
John Friedman

Corporate Responsibility or Sustainability is more than the idea of 'doing well by doing good' it is a business strategy borne of the recognition that...

Quitting Isn't All About You

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

In today's world of rampant narcissism and short attention spans, poise and grace are increasingly rare. Don't be the jerk that storms out of the office waving your middle finger. Make your last impression a good one. It will follow you for the rest of your life.

Making Purpose Work

Judith Samuelson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The question on the table now goes to the heart of bold and persistent experimentation: If we think there is a better way to operate, what is it, and what is needed to move the needle at scale? How will the change take place?

False 'News' Should Be Treated as a Dangerous and Defective Product

John Friedman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
John Friedman

Manipulative tactics -- such as carefully editing both the call and response of a protestor and the crowd -- cannot simply be attributed to 'bad judgment' or even 'bad journalism.' They are, at their most basic, deliberate efforts to knowingly foist a defective product on the public, without regard to the harm it does.

A Portrait of Today's Modern Lady

Lauren Solomon | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Lauren Solomon

Lydia Natoolo is 34 years old, the youngest of her family's 28 children. She was born in Kasubi, a village in central Uganda. And, you could say that she is the embodiment of the line "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger."

The Business Case for Private-Sector Involvement in Youth Mentoring

Nancy A. Altobello | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Nancy A. Altobello

The investments in quality youth mentoring made by companies are direct contributions to the future strength of our communities and our country. They connect young people to the powerful asset that is mentoring, to opportunity, and to success.

Here's Proof Banning Cigarette Sales Hasn't Hurt CVS

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business

CVS Health reported a better-than-expected quarterly net revenue, boosted by growth in its Medicaid business and strength in specialty drug sales.

Will Sitting Lawsuits Be Far Behind?

Kirsi Paalanen | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Paalanen

The fact that conversations are happening and some companies are taking action brings hope that with time, more initiatives will be put in place to maximize employee's health, wellness, and productivity.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Fenwick Huss | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Fenwick Huss

The social contract of doing right by others extends past our individual actions to embrace how businesses behave in their communities, beyond the bottom dollar.

Leading the Way: Workplace Inclusiveness for People of All Abilities

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

Here are some steps companies can take to demonstrate that they choose to be inclusive. Because building an environment where everybody can succeed is not just a normal part of doing business, it provides a competitive advantage.

An Open Letter to Business Owners Everywhere: You Can Do Better

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

As the founder of a marketing consultancy that focuses on social change, I work with my fair share of nonprofits. My team builds awareness around issues like lack of access to healthcare and clean water.