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  • Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 11.02.38 AM Putting Capital In Communities - Non-profit CEO Terri Ludwig unlocks potential in underserved areas through impact investments. by Elliot Clark Prioritizing corporate responsibility can mean creating hiring diversity initiatives or reducing a company’s carbon footprint, but for some, it radically reshapes the way they do business. Case in point: Terri Ludwig. This financial aficionado and president and CEO of Enterprise […]
  • Print Shining Bright - The Editors Our annual spotlight on the best of the best providers and practitioners in corporate responsibility. While strong leadership is an essential trait for executives in corporate responsibility, demonstrating this attribute while performing important tasks, practicing sustainable habits, contributing to the company’s bottom line, and driving others to perform exceptionally is worth acknowledgement. CR […]
  • shutterstock_233674759 Brand Action - The role and responsibility of companies, communicators, and citizens, according to Starbucks. By Corey duBrowa Today, more than ever, customers care about a brand’s actions and what that brand stands for. Edelman’s 2016 Trust Barometer found that 50 percent of respondents have lost trust in businesses because of their lack of contributions to “society’s greater […]
  • Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 4.23.57 PM Acing Philanthropy Goals - By The Editors Ace Hardware Foundation’s president talks charity initiatives and how other businesses can follow their lead. When it comes to serving communities on a global scale, Kane Calamari understands the value of entrepreneurship and creating unique buyer experiences. /4s president of the Ace Hardware Foundation, and vice president of human resources, organizational development, […]

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  • Walmart Introduces Science-Based Targets and Other Sustainable Initiatives - Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon recently outlined a roadmap that will guide the company’s role in society on critical issues over the next several years, pointing to a “new era of trust and transparency.” The roadmap adds new detail to Walmart’s sustainability agenda and contains new commitments that reflect a wider recognition of the […]
  • SC Johnson Earns Perfect Score On Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index - Company’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Recognized for the 15th Consecutive Year RACINE, Wis., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SC Johnson, maker of trusted consumers brands like Glade®, OFF!®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc®, today announced that it has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The […]
  • Overall Ladder Awards List - Each year, Corporate Responsibility Magazine engages its research partners in an in-depth and arduous process that ranks each Russell 1000 company according to its performance on 260 data points related to CR. These data elements are gathered from publicly available information, and are evaluated for our annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List that measures transparency, […]
  • CR Magazine Reveals 2016 Ladder Awards Winners - PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 16, 2016) – Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced today the winners of the 2016 Ladder Awards—the companies that have advanced the most places in the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List and made the most dramatic developments in their commitment to corporate responsibility and social impact. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 260 […]
  • 2016 Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program Awards 4,518 Recycling Bins to 37 Communities and 25 Colleges - Keep America Beautiful Helps Increase Access to Recycling Bins Nationwide  STAMFORD, Conn. (Nov. 15, 2016) — As communities across the country recognize the importance of recycling in honor of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation announced that they will be awarding 62 grants to communities in 30 states […]

CR Topics Business Ethics

  • CEO’s Letter: The Least Responsible Industry of the Year - By Elliot Clark Usually if I wanted to discuss bad behavior, I would single out a specific company for some egregious action, but I cannot distinguish one company as more villainous than the others in the industry that earns the “least responsible” prize this year. What do you think the position of Corporate Responsibility Magazine […]
  • Opinion: Leading for Trust - Why elevating organizational trust is important for your company and how to do it. By Barbara Brooks Kimmel Introduction Recently, I sat quietly as a Fortune 500 CEO told me there were no “trust issues” in his organization. After all, the company’s quarterly earnings were increasing, and international expansion was on target; what more could […]
  • CR Roundup WWF offers framework for improving corporate water management policies - CR Roundup: WWF offers framework for improving corporate water management policies By Bill Hatton If you are looking for a quick framework to assess and/ or determine if your water-management program is on track, consider one offered by Lindsey Bass of World Wildlife Fund’s corporate water stewardship program for the U.S. She spoke on a panel […]
  • How to recruit and retain Millennial Workers - Hasbro’s triple-bottom line approach By Kathrin Belliveau At Hasbro, creativity and integrity are not only two of our key corporate values but also critical to executing our mission of “Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences.” Our Hasbro brand portfolio is the growth engine; the fuel that drives this engine is our people. As Millennials increasingly […]
  • Free is very expensive - Pricing nature’s services reduces business risk and benefits society By Meghna Tare and R. Paul Herman When you breathe the air, smell the flowers, or pluck a fish from the ocean, the price is free. Yet nature’s services, evolved over 4.5 billion years, are priceless. No MasterCard needed to benefit from earth, bees, and oceans […]

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CR Topics Communications

  • CEO’s Letter: The Least Responsible Industry of the Year - By Elliot Clark Usually if I wanted to discuss bad behavior, I would single out a specific company for some egregious action, but I cannot distinguish one company as more villainous than the others in the industry that earns the “least responsible” prize this year. What do you think the position of Corporate Responsibility Magazine […]
  • Social Media Checklist: How many of these best practices are you doing? - Social Media Checklist: How many of these best practices are you doing? By Marissa Rosen These days, sustainability and social media go hand-in-hand. If you’re saving energy, greening your supply chain, recycling end-use products, or building employee engagement initiatives, chances are that you want to let your customers and prospects know. Be it Twitter, Facebook, […]
  • Can you get 190,000 people thinking about CR? - GM’s trying—and here are 15 of their best practices By Bill Hatton Senior executives tend to be self-motivated and possess a strong desire to succeed, and obstacles tend to be seen as bumps on the road to something greater. They believe things like, “Pain is weakness leaving the body” and “No guts, no glory.” That […]
  • Big Ideas Need to Date, Mate, & Procreate - Big Ideas Need to Date, Mate, & Procreate By Richard Crespin Sex makes evolution work. Each succeeding generation experiments with the best (or worst) of a pair of genes taken from the prior generation through the magic of procreation. What works for evolution can also work for ideas. In The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley contends […]
  • Creating shared value: More old-fashioned than it sounds - Medieval guilds, value-added selling, and plain old needs-spotting By Bill Hatton I will admit a bias: I was dubious about the term shared value, especially when the increasingly popular term became an acronym CSV for Creating Shared Value. It’s not the larger concept or any of the individual concepts with CSV that I objected to. […]

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CR Topics Compliance & Governance

  • IBM team recommended legal changes in Kenya – and got them - IBM team recommended legal changes in Kenya – and got them Global pro-bono team went outside comfort zone David Sloan, an IBM software expert based in the Washington, D.C. area, went to Kenya in 2011. David’s team consisted of 12 IBMers from nine countries, with backgrounds including consulting, project management, sales, finance, recruiting, engineering and […]
  • 5 years after financial meltdown: What still hasn’t changed? - Too big to fail becomes too big to regulate By Larry Doyle Excerpt is from In Bed with Wall Street by Larry Doyle. Copyright © 2014 by the author and reprinted by permission of Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Dodd Frank also gives regulators a variety of mechanisms they can use to […]
  • Leadership in 2014: Everyone’s reporting – but who’s reporting well? - Those who demonstrate specific leadership traits. By Marjella Alma The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2013 boldly states that “the debate on ‘whether or not to report’ is over. Reporting on non-financial or ESG issues is no longer an indicator of leadership; it is the new baseline. Moving forward, how and what you report […]
  • Context Is King - GRI’s reporting guidelines are highly laudable. And insufficient. By Mark W. McElroy and Jo M. L. von Engelen Previously, we called attention to three rules for sustainability performance put forward by the famous ecological economist Herman Daly, all of which deal only with impacts on natural capital. Here we want to address the question of […]
  • It is a Jungle Out There - The global marketplace has never witnessed an environment so fraught with peril and filled with promise. By Dean Simone In 2012, the forces of change that had shaped business over the previous decade coalesced to become the new normal. Globalization, the rise of emerging markets, the ever-deeper penetration of data technologies and third-party service providers, […]

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