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Corporate Responsibility

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.

Hunter Stuart

CVS's Cigarette Ban Appears To Have Boosted Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business

CVS's move to ban cigarette sales earlier this year seems to be paying off. Revenue jumped 9.7 percent in CVS' latest quarter from the same period ...

Hunter Stuart

Activism Or Greenwashing? Giant Companies Bankroll New Social Good Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business

A recently launched news site wants to rally millennials to save the planet. But first, it has to find a way to reconcile its mission with the massive...

Hunter Stuart

CVS Considered Banning Candy And Soda On Top Of Cigarettes

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- When CVS made the decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in February, it was a pretty radical move. But the compan...

Tax Perversion

Jonathan Russo | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Jonathan Russo

Corporations in the U.S. do not view themselves as having a skin in the American game. They are not citizens of America; they are supra-citizens of the world who owe allegiance not to the stars and stripes but to whatever color flag their shareholders and executives wish to fly.

Food Science: What's the Harm?

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Ralph Nader

Corporate science is, above all else, secretive. The flimsy excuse of "trade secrets" is used to prevent independent or academic scientists from evaluating exaggerated corporate claims.

Next Generation Philanthropy: A Conversation With Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Bobbi Silten | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Laura is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and educator who has been sharing her philosophy about strategic philanthropy with students at Stanford for more than a decade. As a regular guest lecturer for her class, I've watched the course evolve.

Jobs for Everyone

Edward Corcoran | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Edward Corcoran

Market forces simply cannot make jobs reappear. Overall economic policy continues to drain wealth to benefit the tops layers of society to the detriment of government operations and everyday citizens.

'Smoke and Mirrors': Eliminating Tobacco from Pharmacies

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Saud Anwar

I urge every smoker to talk with his/her doctor about various methods to stop smoking. Please consider adding your voice to those who hold individuals and corporations accountable for their choices. With the right mirror, we just might make the smoke disappear.

Can We Give Back "Giving Back?"

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Overused, misunderstood and mildly condescending, this phrase turns the idea of helping each other into a way to celebrate one's superiority for acting like the basic, decent human beings we're supposed to be.

Where Profits Aren't Enough

Marc Ross | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Fortunately, there are heroic companies practicing corporate social responsibility and emphasizing sustainable business practices. It is no longer an Ivory Tower topic, dominated by stifling case studies, all talk and no results.