2011 in Retrospect: CSR and Sustainability News, Views & Trends
To call 2011 tumultuous would be an understatement.
Stagnating unemployment, businesses facing new levels of introspection and distrust and increasing social anxiety as consumption declined, savings fell, foreclosures rose, and global natural disasters escalated, kept us focused on the next surprise with inspired community involvement and volunteering efforts at an all time high.
But was it all bad? And what can business leaders, CSR champions, social entrepreneurs and changemakers look forward to as we step into 2012?
CSRwire's Talkback looks back with:
- Elaine Cohen, Sustainability Reporter
- Elisa Niemtzow, Principal, Sequoia Labs
- Jeffrey Hollender, Founder of Seventh Generation
- Sanford Lewis, Attorney & Filmmaker, Strategic Counsel on Corporate Accountability
- Francesca Rheannon, Senior Editor, Talkback and Producer of The Writer's Voice with Francesca Rheannon
- Aman Singh, Editorial Director, CSRwire
- Joe Sibilia, CEO, CSRwire
And most importantly, YOU: Our readers, members, commentators and decision-makers. So don't forget to contribute your thoughts, predictions and analysis by leaving a comment, connecting with us on Twitter or emailing the Editors at CSRwire.
Posted: Dec 30, 2011 – 12:55 PM EST
CSRwire's Editorial Director Aman Singh concludes our series "2011 in Retrospect: CSR & Sustainability News, Views and Trends," by putting the spotlight on the C-suite.
Posted: Dec 29, 2011 – 12:01 PM EST
Rolling your eyes at the title? Don't, says CSRwire CEO Joe Sibilia, because 2011, despite its twists and turns, was a good year for the socially conscious, the 99%, as well as the almighty boardroom.
Posted: Dec 28, 2011 – 11:40 AM EST
In Part VI, Talkback Senior Editor Francesca Rheannon charts the year in CSR: From the Eurocrisis, the XL Keystone pipeline project to the rise of civil society and the promise of a new economy.
Posted: Dec 28, 2011 – 11:20 AM EST
Enjoy our global celebration of some of the most exciting and inspirational CSR moments of 2011.
Posted: Dec 27, 2011 – 11:44 AM EST
After a year of stock market volatility, catastrophic climate change and simmering activism, what can we look forward to in 2012? Lifelong entrepreneur Jeffrey Hollender challenges us on Talkback.
Posted: Dec 26, 2011 – 08:36 PM EST
Occupy personhood? Can shareholder activism help restore balance to the political system? Shareholder activist Sanford Lewis explores the issue on Talkback.
Posted: Dec 23, 2011 – 11:29 AM EST
Sustainability for the 1%: CSR brand strategist Elisa Niemtzow says “sexy” and “sustainability” go together like caviar and champagne.
Posted: Dec 22, 2011 – 10:35 AM EST
What better way to reflect on CSR as this year draws to a close, than to review some of the press releases that have penetrated our inboxes and our awareness in 2011?