Tag: Corporate Social Responsibility

From Solitary Confinement to Social Impact: Ken Oliver’s Journey to Transform Corporate America

In the broad landscape of corporate social responsibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), few stories are as compelling and transformative as that of Ken Oliver. As Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Checkr and the Executive Director of their corporate foundation checkr.org, Oliver brings a unique perspective shaped by profound personal experiences. His […]

Supporting Employee Volunteerism

In recent years, workplace volunteering has emerged as a key area of focus in the realm of corporate social responsibility, with an impressive 84% of companies in 2022 offering flexible scheduling or paid time off to support their employees’ volunteer efforts. This trend not only underscores employers’ commitment to making a difference in their communities […]

5 Keys to Becoming an Environmental Justice Ally

HR professionals and hiring managers have much to do with setting the ecological standard for current and incoming employees. They should outline expectations that align with the organization’s ecological priorities for becoming an ally for environmental justice, and they can work with management and staff to gather data and desires about eco-conscious aspirations to forge […]

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 […]