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Featured Content – August 2010 Archive (11)

How Do You Measure Sustainability?

Elaine Cohen's Blog

How do you measure sustainability ? I have been fortunate to gain a little preview of the input supporting the soon-to-be-released report offering answers to this very question. The report has been compiled by Ethical Corporation and is called… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 31, 2010 at 6:28pm — No Comments

The Case for Corporate Social Responsibility

Paul Klein's Blog

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial by Dr. Aneel Karnani called The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility which posits the idea that corporate responsibility is irrelevant because “companies that simply to everything they can to boost… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 27, 2010 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

5 Tips For Making The Most Of Your CSR Program

I found these great tips on Forbes, here is a short summary:

Corporate social responsibility programs are important to companies for a variety of reasons. Not only do they attract higher-quality employees, but they can bring infinite value back to shareholders in the form of higher dividends and revenue growth. Experts agree there are a few simple rules… Continue

Added by Caroline Ganun on August 18, 2010 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Achieving sustainability – the Integral coaching approach

Why do some sustainability initiatives and activities fail to maintain the momentum and enthusiasm with which they start?

What are the forces that affect the success of true behaviour change?

A growing field of practice is looking to the Integral Model, a psychological framework pioneered by Ken Wilber, to map and organise sustainability issues. Using his four quadrant approach, sustainability practitioners can map the reasons why long term behaviour change and culture change is… Continue

Added by Article 13 on August 18, 2010 at 4:55am — No Comments

How China implements CSR internationally

Chen, chairman of China's Hainan Airlines Group, in a recent interview with Xinhua, said it was not easy for Chinese companies to do business in Australia due to differences in culture, concepts and business rules.

However, the Hainan Airlines Group, the parent of China's fourth-largest airline, Hainan Airlines, has managed to absorb an Australian business and establish a new company in Australia… Continue

Added by Dan Johnson on August 16, 2010 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

Do Republicans Hate Small Business?

The Economy of Trust

Often politics and business mix in a big way. Small Business America is no exception. Access to credit for small business, sole proprietors and entrepreneurs in the United States is in dire straits according to every walking & talking politician out there from the Big O to the Fed Chief to elected officials from both political parties. Yet nowhere is any real and effective help forthcoming.

The recent… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 11, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

BP will be most responsible Company after Oil-spill

BP must face hundreds of lawsuits in federal court in New Orleans because the city is closest to the site of the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a panel of judges ruled.

“Without discounting the spill’s effects on other states, if there is a geographic and psychological ‘center of gravity’ in this docket, then the Eastern District of Louisiana is closest to it,” the panel said in its decision today.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier will preside over more than… Continue

Added by Dan Johnson on August 10, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ranking Companies for Social Responsibility

1. Does the CSR report contain quantitative information?

Publicly traded companies are comfortable with the process of collecting, verifying and reporting financial data. Those just beginning to aggregate environmental, social and governance data may find it difficult to move past “commitment” statements, towards more quantitative data and methodologies to substantiate progress.

When looking at a company’s CSR report, watch for “key performance indicators,” or KPIs:… Continue

Added by Petra Koenvenski on August 9, 2010 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

Nonprofits' Social Media Adoption Outpaces All Other Sectors

Ninety seven percent of the largest nonprofit organizations in the U.S. are using social media - more than any other sector. This was among the top findings of the latest study led by Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Research Chair of the Society for New Communications Research and Chancellor Professor of Marketing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Eric Mattson, CEO of Financial Insite Inc., a Seattle-based research firm. The study examined these institutions to… Continue

Added by Jane on August 8, 2010 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Sustainability Explained (in two minutes)

Anyone who would like to reference a quick and simple explanation of the concept of sustainability should watch this two minute animated video.

Added by Edwin Jansen on August 2, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments

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