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Corporate Social Responsibility

If organisations don't have changemakers they'll get left behind

There are few companies that can afford to not label themselves as green and something similar is happening to the word social. From corporate social responsibility to social business to social investment, previously limited to charitable activities and workers' rights, social is on the march to …

Being a responsible business makes us a better business

June was an exciting month for SITA, as we released our first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report at our Annual General Assembly in Brussels.<p>…

CSR

Social Responsibility: Why Should Companies Care?

In the banking scandal du jour, HSBC managed to prove that our banks are not only too big to fail -- they're also too big to jail. Between the financial crisis, casino gambling, outsized bonuses, rate fixing and now money laundering, it's remarkable how much trust has been destroyed in such a short …

Social Entrepreneurship Predictions for 2013

As 2012 comes to an end, it seems apropos to make some predictions for 2013 on the record. Trust me, if any of these predictions are demonstrably fulfilled I’ll remind you of my prescience this time next year. Otherwise, we may never speak of these predictions again.<p>People will continue to confuse …

Communicating sustainability: the rise of social media and storytelling

Companies are increasingly using digital platforms and smart editorial approaches to highlight their sustainability activity, a report shows<p>As the SMI-Wizness Social Media Sustainability Index documents, big bold campaigns still played an important role in 2012 – Sony's Futurescapes, Siemens' …

Meet Your New R&D Team: Social Entrepreneurs

The smartest minds in social innovation are increasingly committed to engaging with the private sector to make significant changes in areas like health, education, and poverty. As Steve Davis, former lead in McKinsey’s Social Innovation practice and president of the global health NGO, Path, has …

How can business drive social change?

Hunger, unemployment, bad housing ... whether in the UK or elsewhere, there is a seemingly endless round of social problems that urgently need addressing. Governments are cutting back on spending, while individuals are struggling. So what can the private sector do? While the core purpose of any …

Tax avoidance: how to change corporate behaviour

Last week, I was waiting in the queue at the butcher while an elderly lady was being served. Clearly, she was not that well-off and chose the cheapest cuts of meat. When she was done, the butcher asked the assistant serving her how much the bill came to. Told that it was £11, he whispered: "Make it …

Dhaka factory collapse: how far can businesses be held responsible?

The factory collapse in Bangladesh in late April continues to haunt us – from the sheer scale of the death toll to the wrenching snapshots of ruin and loss. Popular European and US brands like H&M, Inditex (owner of Zara), Tesco, Gap and Walmart used Rana Plaza, an illegally constructed building in …

The Case Against Cronies: Libertarians Must Stand Up to Corporate Greed

It's time for a free-market corporate social responsibility. Conservatives who rail against government hand-outs should also blast companies who seek shelter from Washington.<p>Reuters<p>The Republican attack on President Obama's economic policy has changed subtly, but significantly, in the last three …

Muhammad Yunus: 'be clear what you want when mixing profit and social'

Following the recent building collapse in Bangladesh, the 'godfather' of microfinance talks about the garment industry, corporate social responsibility and starting up a social enterprise

How the Voice of the People Is Driving Corporate Social Responsibility

The business case for corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming easier and easier to make. You can argue that it boosts a company’s brand, manages risk, and just plain saves money. But perhaps most importantly the general public is clamoring for companies to enact good, fair business …

Corporations and the fight against hunger: why CSR won't do

In addition to the many millions still suffering from acute malnutrition, over one-third of all children in developing countries globally experience chronic malnutrition – often referred to as "hidden hunger" (pdf). Aside from the inherent suffering, the devastating longer-term consequences (both …

How to ... build a socially-responsible global supply chain

As awareness of corporate social responsibility grows, businesses have come to realise that their supply chain and its management can say a lot about the kind of company they are and the values they hold.<p>After the tragic collapse a Bangladeshi factory building, the Rana Plaza, which caused the …

Corporate social responsibility in Latin America: reality or fantasy?

Perhaps it's poetic justice that in the birthplace of Gabriel García Márquez corporate social responsibility was equated with magic realism, a genre that has been defined as "what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe".<p>Last week, the 2nd …

Corporate social enterprise needs time and resources

The term corporate social enterprise activity can be used to describe a situation where a company engages in a project using its core commercial skills or intellectual capacity, not to deliver a profit, but instead explicit social or environmental outcomes. Over time a strategically planned and …

Empowering employees to integrate ethics and social good into their work

There is a flaw in the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The term suggests something that is planned and managed at the top - specific strategies, priorities, and programmes from the C-suite.<p>But whether a company behaves responsibly or not is largely the aggregate of individual …