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Top Four Reasons to Attend a CSR or Sustainability Conference This Fall

Professional development events exist for just about every career, and they’ve been around since Thomas Edison held his first, “How to Change a Light Bulb” seminar for aspiring electricians (attendees earned 10 CEU credits and went home with some nice tsotchkes). For the growing number of corporate and nonprofit
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C-Suite Support Plays Integral Role in Corporate Social Responsibility

C-Suite Support Plays Integral Role in Corporate Social Responsibility

A company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program says a lot about its business values. In today’s business world, companies are judged not just by the quality of products and services they offer but how willing they are to invest in the communities they call home, and how engaged both their workforce is in demonstrating those values.
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Finding Your Sustainability Values

Finding Your Sustainability Values

We’ve entered the season of sustainability reporting, when companies release their latest summary of achievements and provide a peek into what’s on the horizon. What typically gets less attention in these reports is how a company focuses on certain issues and, more importantly, how they develop their sustainability strategy.
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The Top 10 Do's and Don’ts for Sustainability Reports

The Top 10 Do's and Don’ts for Sustainability Reports

Sustainability reporting and assurance is near and dear to my heart. I not only completed my doctoral research on the topic many years ago, but I have also worked on well over 100 different Sustainability reporting and assurance engagements with companies in many sectors, from oil and gas and electricity to telecommunications and retail, and almost everything in between. Some of the reports were groundbreaking and fantastic, while others… well, ...
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6 Steps to Becoming a Credible Sustainability/CSR Professional

6 Steps to Becoming a Credible Sustainability/CSR Professional

The urgent need to create a more socially and environmentally responsible world has led to a boom in innovative solutions in areas such as; facility management, supply chain, design, manufacturing, standards, reporting, employee and stakeholder engagement , sustainable consumption and marketing. But, in the rush to solve the complex, system problems that we face, are each of us doing enough to “be credible” as our jobs and professions evolve?
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