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Corporate Responsibility

The Three P's of a Profitable Partnership

Heather Piedmont | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Heather Piedmont

There are many reasons why businesses partner up and believe it or not it not only helps your bottom line but also yourself as an individual. At time...

Future of Work Interview With Gavin McGarry of Jumpwire Media. Bold Moves: Self Salary Setting and Passion Pitching

Sophie Wade | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Sophie Wade

Motivation is critical with Millennials and Gavin has a compelling recipe to feed, as well as leverage, their passions. His social media agency handles companies of all types across many sectors.

Can a Few Good Brands Save Us All?

Tim Maleeny | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Tim Maleeny

As our trust in elected officials continues to plummet across the globe, more and more people are looking to brands -- and the companies behind them -- to make the world a better place.

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

People Development With a Social Conscience

Rebecca Lucore | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Rebecca Lucore

Some who are fortunate enough to be gainfully employed find meaning in their jobs. But increasingly, a good job that pays the bills and provides challenge and a chance for individuals to grow is not enough.

Five Lessons Learned from AMD Cares Day of Service: A Global Day of Giving Back

Anne Fertitta | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Anne Fertitta

There are few things that bring people together like volunteering. Seeing the benefit it brings to the community and the individual is incredibly rew...

How We Can Take #GivingTuesday to the Next Level

Bryan de Lottinville | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Bryan de Lottinville

It's likely that you - or at least your Twitter feed - noticed that yesterday was #GivingTuesday. This effort first took place in 2012 as a global day...

Selective Good and Selective Silence -- The Politics of Corporate Social Good and Guns

Rebecca Bond | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime
Rebecca Bond

People who sell dangerous products have always endured a conflict. As global brands, they must weigh conscience with commerce. Efforts to keep people safe must be seriously undertaken, otherwise it is superficially selective in social good.

How Wall Street's Short-Term Fixation Is Destroying The Economy

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) made a passionate call to address one of the leading drivers of income inequality on Friday. The target of ...

This Ranking System Is Increasing Corporate Political Disclosure

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Corporations are increasingly adopting policies that govern their participation in the political process, acting to voluntarily di...

How Corporate Governance Affects Corporate Sustainability and Why It Matters

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

Corporate governance is increasingly applied to an extended form of monitoring corporate activities that include the impact on society and the natural environment. This additional agenda can create tension and conflicting priorities among the traditional roles of shareholders.

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.