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  • Strategically Aware Investing: Do We Really Need Another Acronym?

    The world of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting is not always easy to navigate.  It is heavily laden with definitions that often overlap, yet their users (or opponents) attempt to keep them distinct.  I always thought this peculiar.  If a company is concerned with reporting […] More

  • The Push to Standardize CSR Metrics Continues

    It’s unlikely that anyone’s ever cited the UN as a first mover or an organization that leads the way in international policy, but one cannot deny it’s clout. Just last week UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) presented the Investment and Enterprise Responsibility Review at the World Investment Forum in Xiamen, China. The […] More

  • REI Releases 2009 Stewardship Report

    Recreational Equipment, Inc (REI) released its fourth annual stewardship report or CSR report earlier this week. The report is divided into three sections: Environment, Community and People. The Environment section highlights progress against REI’s five environmental target areas, which include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable paper usage, reducing waste and optimizing recycling, green building and […] More

  • The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility — Reprise

    It seems as if CSR skeptic-in-chief Dr. Aneel Karnani of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has summoned, or at least ignited, the fires of socially progressive PR firm Fenton Communications. Fenton’s New York City office has announced a webinar that will create a dialogue surrounding Karnani’s now infamous WSJ op/ed where he threw stones at […] More

  • New Sustainability Program for Business Leaders

    WWF and Leading Business School IMD Team Up to Offer Innovative Sustainability Program — One Planet Leaders. IMD, a leading business school located in Switzerland, has just teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to offer an innovative training program geared at driving sustainability into the core of your business. The program, One Planet […] More

  • Beyond Blood Diamonds: What Can CSR Achieve at Tiffany?

    Famed international jeweler Tiffany and Company has recently signaled its intent to expand a metrics-driven CSR and sustainability program from its Madison Avenue headquarters. This is exciting news for the field, as it is hard to imagine a global corporation with a more mythic brand resonance. With a reported 19% share of the global jewelery […] More

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