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Chris Jarvis's Blog – January 2009 Archive (8)

Did Corporate Social Responsibility Cause the Financial Crisis?

Peter Foster, a columnist for a Canadian newspaper, the National Post, caught my attention with a article reviewing the recent World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF is a Swiss NPO looking to inculcate Corporate Responsibility into business practices around the world. Their motto is ‘entrepreneurship in… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 30, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

Social Investment Forum Urges President-Elect Obama to Lead on Policies Advancing Shareholder Rights, Increased Disclosure and Corporate Responsibility

Needed Changes: Expanded Shareholder Access to Ballot, Clarity on Duties of Fiduciaries, Expanded ESG Reporting; New Direction Sought in SEC Rules and Practices.

This article was posted: WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --…


Added by Chris Jarvis on January 27, 2009 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

CSR and Employee Volunteer Programs: How to Make the Business Case

“The business doesn’t need to understand social impact; social impact needs to understand the business,” said Saul. “In other words, social impact needs to prove its value to the business.”

The following is an expert from a brilliant and concise article addressing a… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 21, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cutting Back on Charitable Donations - a No-brainer?

Corporate giving needs to be sustainable. It needs to become an integral part of the business strategy. Treating the Social Sector like disposable window dressing is lazy and irresponsible. Get in, or get out.

Our little boat has hit some rough seas. The once balmy, blue sky has turned slate grey. A… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 16, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

How Barack Obama is Using Facebook to Change America

The other day I received an email from across the globe posing an interesting question regarding social networking. I was asked if I had any good examples of Corporate Volunteering programs utilizing social media to drive awareness and build an army of supporters and evangelists for a cause. I began preparing a response and searching for some good examples from… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 14, 2009 at 9:36am — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility Reports Now Required By Law

Should Corporate Social Responsibility be a voluntary response to customer and societal demands? Or, if it is as important as many are suggesting, should it be a legislated requirement? On December 16, 2008, the Danish parliament decidedly found in favor of the… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 9, 2009 at 10:42am — 5 Comments

Is Your Corporate Volunteering Program a Success? Find Out Here

Ever find yourself wondering how your corporate volunteering program is really going? How does it compare to other programs? Are participation rates where they should be? Is your program....good? Effective? Worth it?

Now there’s a tool that makes answering these (and a whole range of assessment questions) unbelievably easy. It’s user-friendly. It’s… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 4, 2009 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Fair Trade Hits and Misses of 2008

‘Tis the season for reviews and highlights - sports reels, news bloopers and no end to commentary on the worldwide financial collapse of 2008. Each review possess the quality of ‘overdone’ (but still....strangely interesting).

So, in the spirit of unique and provocative (even better than just ‘interesting’), I recommend… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 3, 2009 at 1:09pm — 3 Comments

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