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  • Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 4.48.10 PM The Forest And The Trees - The value and hidden benefits of materiality assessment Jennifer Anderson Last spring, a Harvard Business School study titled Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality, reported the following:…investments in material sustainability issues can be value-enhancing for shareholders while investments in immaterial sustainability issues have little positive or negative, if any, value implications…[F]irms with good performance on […]
  • shutterstock_155554493 CR Survey Report: Corporate Reputation Affects Talent Acquisition - Women less likely to join a company with a bad reputation By the Editors According to our annual corporate reputation survey, if unemployed, 86 percent of American females said they would not join a company with a bad reputation, compared to only 67 percent of American males. These results indicate how important a good reputation […]
  • Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 4.29.41 PM Our Place In The Supply Chain - The right role for CR in responsible supply chain management By Steve Rochlin And Stephen Jordan Deloitte Global, Barry Salzberg. Integrating purpose with profit is a “different and better way of operating in the 21st century” that is essential to motivating Millennials.The majority of organizations offer a 401(k) program to their employees. While 87 percent […]
  • superstars CR Superstars – Leading The Way - Our 2015 roundup of exemplary leaders in Corporate Responsibility Corporate responsibility, sustainability, and shared value practices all require strong leadership. It’s easy to remain business-as-usual and CR requires innovative and creative thinking, the ability to push people out of their comfort zones and into new practices, which often yield real business results. As 2015 comes […]

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CR Magazine Videos

COMMIT!Forum 2015 Highlight Reel
COMMIT!Forum 2015 - One-on-One Interview with Gale Klappa, Chairman & CEO, WEC Energy Group
COMMIT!Forum 2015: Shared Responsibility: An Exclusive CEO Panel
COMMIT!Forum 2015 - Opening Remarks & What's the Cost of a Bad Reputation

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  • Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Blue Cross Announces Significant Sustainability Progress - BOSTON — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) is proud to announce progress on its 2015 sustainability goals and the launch of the company’s new 2020 sustainability goals, highlighting our dedication to creating a healthier, more sustainable workplace and world. 2015 Goals From 2010 through 2014, the company successfully beat two out of three […]
  • Nestlé Waters North America Celebrates World Water Day - STAMFORD, Conn – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) celebrates World Water Day by bringing water education to nearly 600 elementary school children across the United States, helping to engage the next generation of water users about the positive impact they can have on the world’s supply of freshwater. In recognition of World Water Day on March […]
  • eBay Allows Sellers to Give to Charity of Choice with Every Purchase - A new seller flow makes it extremely easy to incorporate charitable donations with eBay transactions. eBay for Charity, a platform that enables members of the eBay community to donate and sell for the causes they care about has helped raise more than $650 million dollars since its founding in 2003. eBay updated its simplified selling […]
  • Olive Garden Teams up with Feeding America® to Feed Families in Need - Partnership Furthers Olive Garden Hunger-Relief Efforts with an Additional Donation of 5.5 Million Meals ORLANDO, Fla.– Olive Garden is strengthening its commitment to helping families in need by partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. In addition to Olive Garden’s ongoing efforts, this new partnership with Feeding America will add 5.5 million […]
  • Report: Just One Fifth of Companies Believe Impacts are Understood - Just one in five companies believes that external stakeholders have a good understanding of their impacts on the world, according to a new report. Corporate Citizenship, a global management consultancy specializing in sustainability, has  released Impact for Change: Better Business for a Better World. The report outlines how any company can map, measure and take […]

CR Topics Business Ethics

  • 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 […]
  • The Future of Moneyball Management May Be Rooted in CR - The Future of Moneyball Management May Be Rooted in CR By Stephen Jordan and Steve Rochlin The basic goal of every financial investor is to identify “alpha” investing opportunities. Alpha is gained when an investment generates a higher rate of return than its risk profile would suggest that it generate. Historically, alpha has often been […]
  • What Makes a Leader? - Some thoughts on the CVS decision By Bill Hatton CR Roundup Each fall at our annual COMMIT!Forum, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognizes CEOs who have put themselves at personal and professional risk (Please see CEOs of the Year, P. 10). All took risky decisions: Stuart Thorn of Southwire started a high school for at-risk students. Rakesh […]

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CR Topics Communications

  • 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. […]
  • Is failing fast the best way to collaborate? - Some tools to boost your ability to partner effectively By Richard Crespin Fail fast. Fail forward. That’s the latest advice from Silicon Valley’s startups. But if you work in a large institution, “fail” is a four letter word. Even if your corporate culture respects smart failure, when you collaborate with partners from the public or […]

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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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