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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.
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
More and more each day, sustainability is becoming a crucial topic in the business world. To this extent, the UN Global Compact has specified four main principles for maintaining a sustainable business: human rights, labor rights, environmental protection and anti- corruption.
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
When considering corporate social responsibility, many companies tend to look at it with a front-end perspective. The attitude in large is that, “I’ve done everything up to X point, and now it’s hands off for me.” Companies, who take on such a view aren’t necessarily in the wrong. The fact that they are considering sustainability puts them above a large number of businesses. However, to get to the next level of business sustainability, it’s necessary to consider what the consumer will do with the product after the sale.
Posted: Jun 15, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporations spend billions every year on causes and in communities around the world. But a shocking new survey shows they actually know little about the difference it makes.
Posted: May 11, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
If you ask 100 people to name a “green company,” many would rattle off solar and other renewable energy companies, environmentally friendly non-toxic cleaning supplies manufacturers, or perhaps organic farm delivery services. In reality, the “green economy” is far more broad. According to the World Resources Institute, a “Green Economy can be thought of as an alternative vision for growth and development; one that can generate growth and improvements in people’s lives in ways consistent with sustainable development. A Green Economy promotes a triple bottom line: sustaining and advancing economic, environmental and social well-being.”
Posted: May 09, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporate social responsibility continues to grow into something where companies aren’t only philanthropic with their money and time. CSR has become part of the business model, and, for some, the entire business model. This can be seen in Dr. Priscilla Chan’s and Mark Zuckerberg’s formation of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative which aims to give back their fortune to benefit the world for their daughter, but in the form of an LLC.
Posted: May 04, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Sustainability thought leaders are seeking experienced communications organizations to help get their vision and mission communicated both internally and externally, along with promoting new trends.
Posted: Mar 30, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
More and more, employees want to know how the work they do every day matters. They are seeking purpose in their jobs and are looking to their employers to provide it. As an employer how do you ensure your employees are truly excited and passionate about your organization’s mission? This question is increasingly on the minds of business leaders, particularly in a world where employees are busier than ever and changing jobs more frequently.
Posted: Mar 28, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Globalization, disruptive technologies, pressure on finite resources, increasing social disparity, and demand for business transparency: Enter the age of uncertainty, ushering in new ways of operating and organizing and heralding the distributed, networked, anti-fragile, flourishing firms of the future.
Posted: Mar 21, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Please allow me to make an obvious statement: We live in a society of impatience. We don’t want to wait in line to pay for our groceries. We don’t want to wait in line at the bank or the car wash or the taxi stand. We want that email response now. We want those results immediately. We want an answer yesterday. We’re whirling dervishes of spastic fidgeting and incessant internal monologues. We’re a collective tornado, tearing through life and work and play at a blistering pace.
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