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Seven elements of a results-driven corporate social responsibility program

Seven elements of a results-driven corporate social responsibility program

Companies today must become active within their own communities to thrive as 81% of millennials expect organizations to make public declarations of their corporate citizenship.
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ROE (Return on Environment) is the new ROI: how sustainability drives business success

ROE (Return on Environment) is the new ROI: how sustainability drives business success

Comparing the themes of Climate Week 2016 versus 2017 provides a telling picture of the state of climate affairs. “America Means Business: US Leadership in a post-Paris World” was last year’s focus, while this year is all about three words: “Innovation. Jobs. Prosperity.”
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3 Essential Qualities of Leaders

3 Essential Qualities of Leaders

The truth is that although we see countless articles and books about leadership and I think many people view themselves as leaders, there remains a great need for real leaders. Not the kind who believe they are leaders because they are the boss. The leaders who understand their place in relation to the whole.
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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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How to approach an angel investor

How to approach an angel investor

For entrepreneurs looking for investment, but unsure where to start, angel investors are a popular first port of call. For some of these entrepreneurs, it’s because angel investment implies a more personal relationship between the money and the business.
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6 Qualities Of Successful Social Entrepreneurs

6 Qualities Of Successful Social Entrepreneurs

A few days back I finished reading ‘How to Change the World- Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas’ by David Bornstein. Supposed to be a bible in the field according to the New York Times, this book discusses how Ashoka under Bill Drayton defined social entrepreneurship and played a big role in giving voice, credibility, confidence and necessary resources to emerging social entrepreneurs in different parts of the globe. It’s replete ...
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5 ways to use your CSR program to attract millennials

5 ways to use your CSR program to attract millennials

If your organization is seeking its next generation of executives, and hoping to attract the attention of the 86 million millennials that currently make up the largest population group on the planet, a strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) program is one of the most compelling tools for both recruiting millennial talent and attracting millennial customers.
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WEF Impact Summit to Accelerate Partnership for Successful Achievement of the UNSDG

WEF Impact Summit to Accelerate Partnership for Successful Achievement of the UNSDG

The inaugural World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit will take place in New York on 18-19 September 2017, with the aim of scaling up solutions and accelerating the deployment of technological innovations in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris climate agreement.
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Leadership: why purpose is key to success

Leadership: why purpose is key to success

The need for purpose in leadership is not a new idea – we’ve heard it bandied about for years. Brands, companies and leaders all need a ‘purpose’ - a deep, ethical, meaningful reason to exist that matters to customers, leaders and employees. The link between a guiding purpose and commercial gain has been firmly established. Brand Learning’s Growth Drivers Study uncovered that 87% of Growth Driver organisations are guided in everything they d...
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Lessons in Social Entrepreneurship from the People Making a Real Impact

Lessons in Social Entrepreneurship from the People Making a Real Impact

There is clearly a balance to be struck between making a profit and making an impact (of the social variety). How do you straddle that line?
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