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Will Millennials Be the First Sustainable Generation?

Will Millennials Be the First Sustainable Generation?

For as long as I’ve been involved with environmental issues, people have always predicted that the latest generation of youngsters were the ones who would sort the problems out, because they were the ones that cared about it the most. I’ve been skeptical of such claims in the past, and I would say with good reason. After all, the first time I heard it, it was being said about my own generation when I was that youngster. But my generation turn...
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Meet the New Advocates of Social Impact

Meet the New Advocates of Social Impact

Without a doubt, stories about Millennials are unavoidable in the media today. We’ve all heard about how they’re climbing ladders to taking the lead in politics, business, philanthropy, and everywhere else. Since the Millennial generation began entering the workforce about 10 years ago, the spotlight has been fixated on this emerging cohort as more socially aware than any in recent history. Many argue that if employers want to retain these youn...
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How CSR Can Serve as an Incubator for Business Ideas

How CSR Can Serve as an Incubator for Business Ideas

“Doing well by doing good.” These are words that many companies live by. From manufacturing to the service industry, companies everywhere are interested in helping the world in a way that also helps the bottom line. It’s a win-win model for business.
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Sydney Opera House to go carbon neutral by 2023

Sydney Opera House to go carbon neutral by 2023

Australian cultural treasure and global design icon the Sydney Opera House has revealed plans to mark its 50th year by going carbon neutral, and has launched an updated sustainability strategy to help get it there.
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Why startups can’t ignore corporate social responsibility

Why startups can’t ignore corporate social responsibility

Startups need to embrace corporate social responsibility to capitalise on a growing trend among consumers and make the world a better place, Zendesk VP of public policy and social impact Tiffany Apczynski says.
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Social Entrepreneurs and the Fight for ROI

Social Entrepreneurs and the Fight for ROI

A key characteristic that entrepreneurs of all types share is an almost innate ability to assess the risks and rewards of new opportunities. As Mark Cuban recently pointed out, however, Millennials like me have a different view of entrepreneurship and investing, which is leading to a widening gap in how to even think about, let alone evaluate, startups’ returns on investment.
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Social Entrepreneur?

As I prepare for the start of 2016, I am thinking about ways to expand my reach to do more social good. I must admit the buzz around the title social entrepreneur immediately makes me think I need a board of directors, bigger budgets and big goals -- three key elements that are missing from many startup companies. Am I ready?
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Has corporate social responsibility become the modern gold rush?

Dove, Chipotle and Patagonia are among some of the companies trying to get out ahead of their competitors by aggressively backing social and environmental issues.
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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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CSR or social enterprise: which has more social impact?

We round up the best advice from our live discussion on CSR vs social enterprise for delivering social impact.
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