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Posted: Apr 12, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Today, Fortune 500 organizations spend more than $15 billion a year on CSR activities, and this number is growing as businesses realize that workplace philanthropy and employee giving programs can improve company performance across the board, from brand building and revenue generation, to customer loyalty and talent recruitment and retention.
Posted: Apr 05, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
A recent study surveyed more than 1000 CEOs and revealed that 93% of them believe that sustainability is monumental for the success of any business. The views of CEOs are a direct result of the observation made by them on how ‘doing the right thing’ has helped in strengthening the company performance. It goes without saying that ‘doing good’ has lot more implications that go way beyond just monetary benefit.
Posted: Mar 08, 2017 – 12:00 PM EST
The past decade has seen two majorly remarkable transformations in the roles and conducts of businesses towards the society they are operating within as well as the wider world. As you must have guessed, these transformations revolve around CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and online marketing.
Posted: Dec 28, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
As 2016 comes to an end, many charities and nonprofits are preparing for their year-end campaign or planning a new strategy for next year. There is an abundance of statistics and data about the growth of giving, both locally and nationally. From these stats, we are able to predict what the new year’s philanthropic giving will look like.
Posted: Dec 14, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In September 2016, the UN General Assembly held an extraordinary summit Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. This followed on the heels of ineffective attempts to mobilise sufficient global efforts to help those fleeing violence and poverty to move safely and to find sanctuary. At the meeting, agreements were made to change the migration governance infrastructure, but the form this will take is still being debated and there is not yet evidence of substantial change on the ground.
This piece asks whether Corporate Social Responsibility could help us to understand a potential role of those private companies working in the migration control sector to contribute to these efforts.
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In order to stay appealing and relevant, businesses must adapt to customer wants and needs; companies that go above and beyond are the ones consumers want to support. When businesses practice Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), they are more likely to appeal to customers.
Posted: Oct 24, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Going beyond the employee engagement buzzwords, we find two engagement methods emerge: the transactional approach and the relational approach. Depending on the desired outcome, either can be used to combat disengagement.
Posted: Oct 19, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
It’s no secret that corporations are now expected to do more than just offer safe, effective products at affordable prices. Today’s consumers scrutinize both how a company makes its money and how it spends it. Expectations expand far beyond the token do-gooding characteristic of traditional Corporate Social Responsibility programs; people want to know the impact that brands are having on social issues, and whether a company’s workplace conditions, environmental policies, and materials sourcing align with its publicly stated values.
Posted: Oct 03, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
As this great article on Forbes points out, ‘your actions + what others say about you = your reputation’. It’s a formula that I tell all my jobseeker clients to write on a brightly colored sticky note and pin to their desktop. Why? Because your reputation is your currency and it has a major impact on your employability – especially in the social media era.
Posted: Sep 14, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
When I was young, my parents taught me that helping other people is a part of life—if you’re fortunate enough to have, you should give to people who don’t. That’s why I believe that as business owners, it’s our responsibility to give back to our communities. But, managing corporate giving can be a full-time job, and that may mean that it’s time to create a separate entity to facilitate it.
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