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Posted: Jan 18, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Understanding personal values of CEOs informs employees and investors about a company’s commitment to ethics and corporate social responsibility. In a paper titled “Relation between personal values of CEOs and their commitment to corporate social responsibility”, Professor Erhemjamts and her student Sarah Maher examined corporate social responsibility (CSR) ratings of S&P500 companies along with social capital of the states their CEOs grew up in.
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporate houses and entrepreneurs are custodians of the future. They are responsible for creating a long lasting measurable change that could add value in the economic and social welfare arenas.
Companies involved in social welfare activities tend to have happier employees, loyal customers and more prosperity as compared to companies who don’t. This encourages the consumers to buy products from a Socially Responsible company.
Posted: Jan 09, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Simply put, recycling is a win-win industry. It takes products or commodities which have been previously used and turns them into something new, like plastic, or the same exact thing as it was before, like paper.
I recently spoke at the Recycle Confex in Dubai, where industry professionals from around the world over came together to discuss the present and future of recycling.
Posted: Jan 04, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The nation’s first privately-run electric bus fleet will begin service in Chicago this December, and its not run by the City of Chicago—it’s run by the owners of Aon Center and Prudential Plaza. The Fleet, as the buses will be known, represents how building owners are going beyond the walls of their properties to address the goals of their tenants’ corporate social responsibility platforms.
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 21, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Business schools are gaining some competition. But it’s not from one another, it’s actually from corporations.
Corporations have set up "corporate universities" in order to serve upper level management, and sometimes the entire company. What they’re doing is educating their team on the essential principles, functions, and operations of how the company works. Even further, they’re giving business lessons, communications, and technical expertise that can be taught on this “corporate campus,” often negating the need for "B-School.”
Posted: Dec 19, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Today, the majority of our savings leave the local community, with the general exception of businesses we own directly. While we may sometimes avoid shopping at big-box stores that work to out-compete our local independent favorites, our savings, our retirement accounts, and our mutual funds often directly underwrite the growth and expansion of these mega-corporates. While we likely want more financing to be available for local businesses, sustainable innovations, and community infrastructure, our investments often speak otherwise. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The cornerstone in this context is the integration of sustainability criteria into investment decisions.
Posted: Dec 16, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In today’s competitive landscape, brands need to be purpose-driven if they want to outperform their competitors and increase their bottom line. The same rule applies if they want to keep their employees happy and their customers loyal.
By maximizing partnerships with non-profit organizations, companies can create opportunities that allow their employees and customers to also play an important role in the company’s purpose.
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: Dec 09, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Companies partner with nonprofit organizations every day, but how closely are they measuring the outcomes of these partnerships? Are companies holding their partners accountable and setting goals that will help define success? Are these partnerships bringing value and really making a difference? The impact of partnerships can be measured in a number of ways.
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