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  • Dear Mr. Buffet, Please Speak Up on Corporate Responsibility

    So America’s greatest investor and economic cheerleader, Warren Buffet, discussed his annual investment outlook recently for 2011. This included, among other things, a recovery of the housing market during this calendar year (noted). But it got me wondering about his interest in sustainability, particularly as it relates to his already mythic influence in the world […] More

  • What does it take to be a CSR Leader?

    Net Impact and The Carroll School of Management’s Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College recently released its full version guide of Corporate Careers that Make a Difference.  In it the reader can find nearly two dozen profiles of professionals who have built successful careers in corporate citizenship, practical advice for  job searching and long-term […] More

  • Perhaps the Definition of CSR is Semantics

    An interesting anecdote was described in a recent Vault.com blog post entitled “Why Don’t Executives Understand CSR?” The author discusses an event that she attended which dealt with the advancement of women in the workplace. She had a discussion on the side with an executive that basically boiled down to this. The author saying she […] More

  • Can We Fix Capitalism?

    “The more business has begun to embrace corporate responsibility, the more it has been blamed for society’s failure. The legitimacy of business has fallen to levels not seen in recent history. This diminished trust in business leads political leaders to set policies that undermine competitiveness and sap economic growth. Business is caught in a vicious […] More

  • How to Build Business Sustainability Intelligence

    In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, explains how managing sustainability risk can become a business opportunity. by Julie Urlaub The next time you have a moment, try a simple exercise: write down the five biggest risks facing your company, the five biggest opportunities on the immediate horizon, […] More

  • Is Social Responsibility Standing in a Green Shadow?

    Environmental sustainability has long stood at the heart of corporate social responsibility, and with good reason.  Companies that pursue the right green strategies can lower costs, gain a competitive advantage, and secure new customers – not to mention benefit the planet.  But in changing our light bulbs, certifying our buildings, and buying organic, did we […] More

  • Is Philanthropy CSR?

    I’ve been pondering this question for quite some time and as far as I’m concerned, the answer is still unclear. Without analyzing the specifics of what CSR is (100 different people may give you 100 different answers), I’ve always broken things down into two camps. One side would be companies that have formulated their business […] More

  • CSR Reporting in the Age of Social Media

    CSR is now a thing. It has gotten to the point where when visiting a corporation’s website, one of the first things you will see is at least a mention of corporate social responsibility and perhaps a link to some sort of sustainability report. While this is becoming the norm and is something the general […] More

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