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Posts tagged with corporate social responsibility
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
System change is by far the most important sustainability issue in the corporate sector. Climate change and virtually every other major environmental and social issue only can be resolved through systemic changes at the sector and overarching system levels. Companies proactively involved in system change are the true sustainability leaders. Like current sustainability leaders, they will attain many financial and competitive benefits. This article summarizes the system change opportunity in the corporate sector and how companies can capitalize on it.
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: Feb 17, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Are you planning to set up a donation drive in your company? As much as it’s a great cause, and an amazing team activity, it also happens to be a task that needs a lot of planning. You need to understand the nature of the donations, and how they work. Then, there is the marketing side of this drive. Here you will need to do a lot of publicity and bring as many people together as you can.
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 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 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: Sep 06, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Your employees, consumers, shareholders and others are demanding more corporate responsibility (CR) information from companies, but they probably aren’t reading your CR report. As expectations continue to increase around transparency and responsibility, there remains a disconnect. Although 88 percent of global consumers say they want companies to tell them what they’re doing to operate more responsibly, only 25 percent report they’ve read a CR report in 2015. Want your report to get noticed and read? Here are three tips to increase engagement, accessibility and relevancy of your next report.
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: Jan 25, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In this post, I look at the mutually beneficial relationship that HR and CSR have now begun to share.
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