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Building A Sustainable Legacy Through Green Philanthropy

Environmental protection is one of the surest ways to leave a legacy that is as beneficial as it is indelible. Virgin Group founder and CEO Richard Branson recently pledged that all profits from Virgin Transportation for the next 10 years will be devoted to the development of green energy. Media …

16 Ways the Internet Supercharged Viral Philanthropy

The Internet has undoubtedly transformed the way we support great causes. For years, non-profits and individuals alike have flocked to social media …

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3 Keys To Samsung's Latest CSR Initiative

Samsung Electronics America just announced the winners of its latest corporate social responsibility initiative, Solve for Tomorrow, and there are lessons to be learned by other companies from Samsung’s approach.<p>The Solve for Tomorrow contest is part of Samsung Hope for Children, the company’s …

Collaborative Social Responsibility: The Real CSR

Consumers increasingly want to give back, whether that means donating to their favorite nonprofit or buying a product from a responsibly-deemed company that partners with a NGO for a good cause; businesses have taken notice, which is why the growing corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement is …

Nonprofits

The Bangladesh factory collapse: why CSR is more important than ever

As the death toll from the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh tops 700 (at the time of writing), it is time to ask whether corporate social responsibility (CSR) has achieved anything at all.<p>Corporations have poured billions of dollars into building CSR teams and conducting social audits …

Sustainability

P&G Builds CSR Into The Rhythm Of Their Asian Businesses

P&G’s Bambang Sumaryanto and Zulhaimi Abdul Hamid, from Indonesia and Malaysia, respectively, discuss with Forbes the company’s CSR strategy and impact on both society and the bottom line.<p><b>FORBES: Tell us more about</b> <b>P&G’s CSR</b> <b>programs in each of your countries</b><b>?</b><p><b>Bambang Sumaryanto,</b> <b>P&G Indonesia</b>: Balita …

Why CSR? The Benefits Of Corporate Social Responsibility Will Move You To Act

Recently, I connected with dozens of corporate executives of large and small companies in an effort to understand the benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the corporation.<p>The question, I learned, is harder to answer than you might expect, principally because most corporate …

Campaign

Does China's crackdown on corporate wrongdoing mark the arrival of CSR?

Multinational corporations are under siege in China after a spate of allegations of corporate misdemeanors by the Chinese government. Global brands are being thrust into the limelight, condemned for everything from adulterated food products to price-rigging, widespread bribery and environmental …

When It Comes to CSR, Size Matters

<i>Does CSR only apply to sizable corporates?</i><p>Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is largely associated with big companies. They are more high profile and thus attract more media attention and they are particularly concerned to protect and enhance their reputations with the broader public as well as …

Corporate Charitable Giving Programs for Nonprofits

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated May 13, 2018<p>Do you still think of corporations as stuffy places that your nonprofit needs to beg for support? If so, you're …

The Companies With the Best CSR Reputations

As a consumer with a plethora of options, how do you choose one brand over another?<p>Do you simply compare the price, quality and reputation of each product? Or do you think about how well the company behind each one treats its employees; how ethical the company is; and whether they engage with local …

How Does Hyundai Think About CSR, Sustainability And Clean Energy?

In an interview with John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America, we discussed corporate social responsibility, clean energy, and what role he envisions Hyundai will play on these issues in the decades to come.<p>John Krafcik is responsible for the strategic direction …

Too Many Feelings and Not Enough Facts in CSR Strategy

Do we really care about how companies treat their employees? How they engage with local communities, and how ethical they are? Does it make a difference when we consider buying their product or working for them? Companies make the bet that it matters. They spend millions on CSR (Corporate Social …

How Does Ernst & Young (EY) Think About CSR?

<i>Editor’s Note: Deborah K. Holmes established and leads EY’s Americas Corporate Responsibility function.</i><p><b>Rahim Kanani (Skoll):</b> What led you, both personally and professionally, to lead the CSR function of EY, formerly Ernst & Young, in the Americas?<p><b>Deborah Holmes</b>: I joined EY in 1996 to create and …

Make CSR Hard Core

Corporate ethics is booming. Every major company has its own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. CSR consulting is big business, and more and more companies are following suit. But is social responsibility also economically sustainable?<p><b>CSR has great economic potential</b> -- if it's tailored …

Companies' CSR policies may be leading to corporate irresponsibility

Donating vast amounts of money to arts groups, scholarship funds, and local medical centres or improving an oil and gas company's safety record generally seem like actions that benefit a company's stakeholders. But could these socially responsible actions have unintended negative consequences for …

CSR 2.0: Prescription for a Better Future

<i>In my last blog I explored the shortcomings of the current model of Capitalism with CSR thought-leader Dr. Wayne Visser. Today I look at how CSR can evolve to address these shortcomings so that the benefits can be shared more universally and without exhausting our natural resources in the …

Why HR Needs To Take A Leadership Role In CSR

Many organizations have invested heavily in corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in a bid to restore trust among their shareholders, employees and customers and improve their corporate brand. But what role does HR play in CSR and does the profession need to take a more leading role in …

The Key Ingredient of CSR

Ever since the term “corporate social responsibility” became popularized in the 1960s, it’s been used to cover a broad swath of ethical issues, including those that affect the environment, human rights, supply-chain sustainability, consumers and transparency with corporate governance. All of the …

CSR or social enterprise: which has more social impact?

Social enterprise is a budding sector: a third of social enterprises in the UK are three years old or younger. Also, with an average financial backing of £58,000, social businesses tend to operate with limited funding. How does this affect the ability of the sector to deliver social impact, in …

Jessica Alba: making sustainable products 'cool and hip and sexy'

When actress Jessica Alba was pregnant, she bought baby laundry detergent – and discovered she was allergic to something in it. "There's no way this is safe for a baby," she told her mom.<p>Speaking at the GreenBiz Forum near Phoenix, Arizona, this week, Alba said she began to research the problem, …

Fashion designers benefit communities in Philippines with indigenous textiles

Last month's International Fashion Showcase saw more than 30 foreign embassies and cultural institutions present young design talent to a London audience comprising press, buyers and fashion aficionados.<p>The Manila Wear showcase from the Philippines was the only one that highlighted how six …

Sustainability a CFO Can Love

Artwork: Julie Dodd, Inner Beauty, 2012, 800+ pieces of recycled magazine pages<p>As a CFO who advocates sustainability, I’ve noticed that many of my peers take a lukewarm view of the idea, perhaps because they simply don’t see how sustainability can produce returns for a business. I can relate: I, …

Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers

We all have good ideas. The hard part is making them happen.<p>HR departments love handing out worksheets on how to plan your time. Management gurus have written hundreds of pages of advice on how to better manage your week, your day, and your hour.<p>But what happens when you try and apply that advice …