Tag: Corporate Social Responsibility

Companies Have to Be Better People to Get Great People

Two Supreme Court decisions from 2010 and 2014 gave freedoms and powers to corporations that had until then been reserved for individuals within the United States. The long and short of those decisions have been encapsulated in a common phrase: corporations are people. If corporations really are people, what kind of people are they? The […]

Successful Sustainability Programs Require Creativity and Advocacy

With an increased interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs has come a renewed interest in corporate sustainability. The International Living Future Institute has created the Living Product Challenge, a framework for sustainability by which organizations strive to achieve a net positive impact. An organization that meets the standard of net positive impact has successfully […]

Employees to Employers: Make a Positive Impact on Society

It’s a new era in the war for talent, and employees’ expectations of current and prospective employers are shifting. Increasingly, employees want employers to align with their values and make a broader impact on society. “Show me the money” is giving way to “show me your values and impact.” And when companies demonstrate this, employees […]

Why Companies Should Be Dedicated to Philanthropy

Giving back to the community is a personal initiative for many, but it should also be at the strategic core of every business. Organizations of all sizes can benefit from the opportunities that philanthropic activity generates.

Planting Corporate Seeds for Social Good (Infographic)

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming increasingly important to both corporations and local businesses. CSR is seen by many executives as having a positive impact on long-term profits and general business health. This infographic shows outlines a real-world examples from companies like Target, Starbucks, and Pepsi, and shows how issues in the field of social […]

Apps, attitudes pushing employers to walk the walk on social responsibility

More and more employers tout diversity and inclusion efforts in their recruiting strategies, but just putting on a socially responsible face may not be enough to entice today’s high-potential jobseekers. Not only are prospective employees interested in working for employers that are good corporate citizens, they have a plethora of tools available to make sure […]

Looking ahead: Report offers glimpse of workplace in 2022 and beyond

Trends shift and societal pendulums swing, but lasting change manages to take shape anyway. Futurists may have a tough time predicting what tomorrow’s workplace will look like, but that doesn’t keep them from trying. A new report from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is giving human resources thinkers a lot to consider as they plan how to […]

Corporate Social Responsibility and HR

by Sarah McAdams When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), HR departments have a particularly crucial role to play. “When you strive to be a more responsible company, you are relying on people to make sure you stay true to your values, and HR’s expertise is people,” explains Marcy Scott Lynn, CSR manager at […]