Corporate Social Responsibility to increase your bottom line. For a business to be sustained long-term (corporate social responsibility), a company needs to replace a single-financial bottom line with a more balanced triple-bottom line encompassing economic, social and environmental objectives into its business practices (also referred to as “people, planet, profit”). The corporate social responsibility approach outlines key areas of focus and guidance for its implementation which ultimately…Continue
Rio+20, do you think?
"When I look ahead at Rio and beyond, it seems to me that our scarcest resource is time", says Lester Brown, president at the Earth Policy Institute.
"What we're actually looking at is a race between tipping points, between natural, environmental tipping points on the one hand and political tipping points on the other."
David Suzuki, founder of David Suzuki Foundation, mirrors Brown, calling for urgent action against "the crisis of our…Continue
TheGuardian recently published an interesting blog post which I wanted to share. David Cameron put responsible business back at the top of the news agenda last week. He argued at the Business in the Community annual conference that business is "the most powerful force for social progress the world has ever known". He cited BT and Starbucks as examples of companies that…Continue
By John Elkington, CSRWire: You know the feeling. The elevator doors are closing behind you – and you are suddenly alone with someone you have long wanted to meet and influence. How to connect? I have often been encouraged to develop a 20-second elevator pitch, but have always refused. My counter-argument is that if busy people insist on getting all their knowledge in 20-second sound-bites, they are unlikely to be open to the sort of deep conversations that the sustainability agenda…Continue
Are you looking to make a difference in your community? (updated)Approximately 1.6 million more volunteers served in 2009 than in 2008, making this the largest single-year increase in the number of volunteers since 2003 (annual data collection for volunteering statistics started in 2002). A total of 63.4 million volunteers contributed 8.1 billion hours of service in 2009, equaling an estimated dollar value of approximately $169 billion for their services.
Here are 100…