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6 Reasons You Need To Up The Budget For Your CSR Program

6 Reasons You Need To Up The Budget For Your CSR Program

It’s that time of year when CSR budgets are being drawn for the year, and the unfortunate reality is that many companies will come up short.
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Are You Defining CSR Success All Wrong?

With the pile-up of data proving the bottom line benefits of employee volunteer and giving programs, more companies are clamoring to launch or escalate their own programs. As someone whose business helps organizations manage their corporate volunteering and giving, I’m delighted with this trend towards more employee-led philanthropy.
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Corporate Social Responsibility: The Key To Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Key To Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Up-and-coming leaders today are looking for more than a good salary – they’re searching for meaning in their day-to-day work and they tie their personal values more closely to their career than previous generations.
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What The World Needs Now: Sustainability Accounting Standards

“The new SASB standards allow us—for the first time—to identify and measure exposure to climate risk across companies and industries. Climate change affects all markets and presents risks that investors can no longer ignore. The standards help them understand their exposure while also directing capital to the strongest performing companies.” — Michael Bloomberg, Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
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Nasdaq: Why You Should Invest In Sustainable Companies

Nasdaq: Why You Should Invest In Sustainable Companies

Evan Harvey is the Director of Corporate Responsibility for Nasdaq. He manages all corporate sustainability (environmental, social, and governance strategy), philanthropic, and volunteering efforts.
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You Can Make An Impact On The World With Your Business

You Can Make An Impact On The World With Your Business

“I believe that the greatest business opportunities are the greatest social challenges,” said Shiza Shahid, cofounder of The Malala Fund at the Under 30 summit.
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Maintaining Brand Equity in Extended Supply Chains

Maintaining Brand Equity in Extended Supply Chains

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting has become commonplace at big companies. A press release from the Governance & Accountability Institute reported that 81 percent of companies listed in the S&P 500 Index published a sustainability or corporate responsibility report. In 2011, that number was less than 20 percent.
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Colleges Advance Sustainability

Colleges Advance Sustainability

Colleges and universities are in a unique position to move society towards a more sustainable future. With the impact of human and economic activities now threatening the planet’s capacity to absorb waste products and provide needed resources, schools must play a vital role in educating students about the issues and give them the skills to develop solutions.
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Faking Corporate Social Responsibility Does Not Fool Employees

Faking Corporate Social Responsibility Does Not Fool Employees

The term whitewashing is defined as “a coordinated attempt to hide unpleasant facts, especially in a political context.” It’s easy to see the relationship between it and another less familiar term, greenwashing.
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Wish You Could Be a Philanthropist AND Impact Investor? A New Fund Lets You Do Both

Wish You Could Be a Philanthropist AND Impact Investor? A New Fund Lets You Do Both

What if you could start your own foundation – but with no administrative hassles or set-up costs? Even better, what if you could use your foundation to make loans to nonprofits and social enterprises so that your capital could be repeatedly recycled to create impact again and again and again?
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