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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
CSR and sustainability jobs have never been hotter. As impact-driven millennials seek out work that aligns with their values, recruiters are seeing a continued upswing in the number of applications they receive. It’s common to have over 200 applicants for any given position, and for a recruiter to have less than 15 seconds to glance over a CV. With this kind of flow rate, how can organisations optimize their HR processes to make sure great candidates don’t slip through the cracks?
Posted: Sep 14, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
As companies position themselves as good corporate citizens, Sustainability Reporting becomes increasingly important. Non-financial Sustainability Reports are one of the most useful and powerful tools a company can wield.
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Increasingly, today’s world requires our businesses to become ever more emergent, innovative and adaptive. In turn, our leadership becomes more about empowering, empathising and encouraging interconnections, synergies, openness, innovation, sense of purpose and an active network of feedback and learning.
Posted: Sep 06, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
A company’s culture tells a lot about the brand. While your customer may never know what goes on in your office, the attitude of your employees will seep into everything you do. This means the way you run your office needs to be reflective of the attitude and image you’re trying to portray.
Posted: Sep 01, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Concerns about sustainability and energy saving in the transportation industry is certainly not a new thing — in fact, it’s what many of us associate with carbon footprints and greenhouse gas emissions. While Elon Musk seems to be taking care of the vehicle side of the equation, the collateral manifestation of roads, highways and byways are usually left overlooked as part of the industry’s impact on the environment.
Posted: Aug 29, 2017 – 09:30 AM EST
The core tenants of a brand’s value proposition have long been understood to reside in functional, rational and emotional elements. The concept has stood the test of time and served marketers and strategists well … until now.
Posted: Aug 24, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Newly released Canadian data confirms companies need an employee volunteer program to attract and retain talent. It also revealed employers need to make volunteering programs more flexible than ever.
Posted: Aug 22, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
I proudly joined NRG exactly one year ago as the new head of sustainability, knowing I was joining the power sector at a time of rapid transformation. It’s an exciting time of technology and business model innovation, but it’s also a time of uncertainty. The surest thing we know about the future of power is that it won’t look like the past.
Posted: Aug 11, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
A major opportunity exists for companies to position themselves as global sustainability leaders by focusing on system change. This is by far the most important sustainability issue. As a result, companies taking the lead on it can credibly claim that they have implemented the most advanced strategies. Like current sustainability leaders, they will gain many benefits, often including enhanced reputation, market share and stock market returns.
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Many organizations advocate a perceptual change from one of exploitation to one of love. A nonprofit named Dream Change is taking a bold giant step in exactly that direction.
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