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Corporate Responsibility

Have You Hugged Your Whistleblower Today? They Could Use It

Jerry Ashton | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business
Jerry Ashton

If you think the legendary "thin blue line" is stressful, you should try walking the "thin gray line" of the Whistleblower, who protect us from the insidious and frightening dangers of corporate and government miscreants.

The Return Trip Advantage: A CEO's Perspective of Doing Well by Doing Good

George Bradt | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
George Bradt

When it first initiated corporate social responsibility efforts, PTC donated playgrounds to local communities. But their shareholders suggested focusing on activities more closely aligned to the company's core mission.

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' May Face SEC Spotlight This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission announced last month that it will consider a proposed rule to require publicly traded corporation...

'Fiscal Drift' and the Need for a Rising 'C-Level'

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 03.09.2013 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

It is time we un-blurred the lines between government and business. If human rights and the ideal of equality and justice for all is the chief mandate of good government, it cannot allow the influence of industrial chiefs to favor their economic interests.

Corporations in Illinois: What Have You Got to Hide?

George Goehl | Posted 03.05.2013 | Chicago
George Goehl

All the legislation does is require that corporations disclose how much they pay to the state. Working families in the state are paying taxes. All we want to do is make sure the big corporations are doing the same. If they have nothing to hide, why do they care?

JetBlue Steps Up To Help In Shooting Aftermath

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

To one family hit by the Newtown tragedy, JetBlue is flying higher after it delivered relatives' goodbye letters to be buried with 6-year-old victim N...

Let's Not Balance What Is True With What Is False

Annabel Park | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Annabel Park

When people say that we need a "balanced approach" to reducing our debt and being fiscally responsible, what I hear is: We need to balance what is good for the whole country with what is good for a few super wealthy and powerful people.

Everything Is Made of China (Well, in China)

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In China, artificial flowers, bricks, Christmas decorations, coal, cotton, electronics, fireworks, footwear, garments, nails and toys are all known to be produced by forced labor. And China is far from being the only country on the list.

New Lawsuit, But Dubious Marketing Claims Nothing New for Nestlé

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

You can see how the strategy to expand its consumer base would sound good to Nestlé's investors. But wait a minute -- the company is blatantly marketing its products like bottled tap water and infant formula to the people who can least afford them?

Values-Based Leadership Drives Corporate Responsibility

Andrea Learned | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Andrea Learned

In reality, men and women who've been raised to or just gotten used to aligning their personal and professional values will have an advantage in translating them for broader corporate responsibility.

Corporations and Accountability: Fostering Responsibility at the Top

Terry Newell | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Terry Newell

We use a market response -- a fine -- to address a moral wrong. We focus on the corporation rather than the individuals responsible, acting as if we can permissibly separate the wrong from human agency.

Apple: Leading the Way in Enlightened 'Corporate Empathy'?

Anna Reeves | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Anna Reeves

Can it truly be said that Apple has managed to cultivate a culture of empathy? Here's where we need to get more insightful about the power of empathy and the way it works to transform corporate culture.

China and an Ethical Mapping of the Global Economy

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
American Anthropological Association

Those who work in business ethics are often asked if corporate social responsibility is an oxymoron. When it comes to China, our interlocutors hint that the answer, more so than usual, is already settled.

Slipping Green Through the Back Door

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

America is going green, but not the way environmentalists had planned it. The unlikely hero is none other than Corporate America.

The 3 C's of Successful Non-Profit Relationships

Ryan Scott | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Like any healthy coupling, the recipe to a happy, long-term business relationship between a non-profit organization and its corporate volunteers and donors is commitment, communication and compromise, with a large dose of appreciation sprinkled on top.

Making the Pitch: Selling Sustainability From Inside Corporate America

Tony Calandro | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Tony Calandro

"Sustainability" was little more than an environmental buzzword in corporate America a decade ago. Today it is a way of doing business that many companies have embraced in principle and, increasingly, in practice.

Leadership Lessons From Wal-Mart's Bribery Scandal

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

This story of a deplorable leadership failure at one of the world's largest companies is a cautionary tale for corporate executives.

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.

Fining Corporate Criminals

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business
Brandon L. Garrett

Very few companies are prosecuted and even fewer are convicted at criminal trials. In 2011 it was only nine companies, or less than 6% of the total.

8 Takeaways From the CECP Corporate Philanthropy Summit

Susan McPherson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Susan McPherson

A contagious energy surged through the Time Warner Center as participants discussed how we can work together to do good more effectively. Below are eight of my top takeaways from the two-day event.

What Does Shell Have in Common With General Ratko Mladic?

Katie Redford | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business
Katie Redford

What does Royal Dutch Shell have in common with General Ratko Mladic, former commander of the Bosnian Serb army? More than you'd think...

Starbucks: The Unofficial Office for Social Change

Aaron Hurst | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Wowed by a singing barista and a great place to bring her two daughters, Cecilia joined the Starbucks team as their Vice President of Global Diversity, Community and Government Affairs, for Starbucks Coffee Company.

A New Spring Trend for Shareholders: Corporate Accountability

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 06.24.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

GE's federal tax dodging has a significant impact on Chicago's neighborhoods

Faith And Values Inspired Investments

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Both the Jewish and Christian communities from their earliest documents display a debate about with the foundational questions of ownership, agency, interest and usury. The Holy Quran also offers some unique teachings.

Capitalism's Dirty Secret: Corporations Don't Create Good Jobs Anymore, They Destroy Them

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Lynn Parramore

The truth is that unfettered corporations are just about the worst thing for creating decent jobs. Here's a look at why, and where the good jobs really come from.