Tag: csr


Is bigger always better or can we still say ‘small is beautiful’, as the pioneering economist E.F. Schumacher argued way back in 1973? Certainly, the ‘muesli-eating, sandal-wearing’ New Age approach to small-is-beautiful has been rather more of an advert for Read more…


At a panel on social media and CSR held at the recent GLOBE conference in Vancouver, BC, social media was confirmed as an essential tool to leverage discussions on sustainability into broader audiences. Here are seven recommendations the expert panelists Read more…


Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not going to solve the world’s problems. If it were that easy, the problems would have been solved by now. Rather, CSR is a way for companies to benefit themselves while also benefitting society. When Read more…


In this second installment in our series on leading women in cleantech and sustainability sectors, we offer up our top picks for the sustainability sector. Quite often this category is dominated by women working in Corporate Social Responsibility, as it’s Read more…


Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is outdated and counterproductive to successful enterprise and the global sustainability imperative. CSR encourages us to incorporate environmental and social considerations into a business-as-usual scenario. This is the triple bottom line approach and


At Addison, we work with many companies that are just beginning to address sustainability as a core business issue. The question that often comes up is, “Will producing a sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR) report increase our stock price Read more…


“As sustainability initiatives become ever more closely tied to risk management, and as companies do more reporting of their sustainability efforts and liabilities, the issue is moving out of its organizational silo into a more-prominent place…” –CFO.com Does the business Read more…


Big bucks, big names, and big benefits are not the way to engage your Generation Y workforce in your corporate culture, brand or social responsibility. Gen Y has a real hunger for making a meaningful impact in the community as Read more…


Last month, Newt Gingrich-trained spokesman for anti-global warming forces, Mark Morano, announced on Fox TV the “collapse of global warming science.” And he’s got legions reiterating his message. According to Morano, 7 of 8 lobbyists on global warming are now Read more…


As I reflect on my past three years at CBSR, I am struck by how far the Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability movement has come. As we work in the trenches, it is sometimes hard to appreciate just how much Read more…


When you think about corporations doing things right, your mind doesn’t immediately think of a candy bar, but maybe it should. In the course of my research on the attributes of corporate sustainability leaders, I came across a reference to Read more…


The emerging practice of quantifying the financial value of sustainability has been getting a lot of attention- internationally and locally. Canadian firms are asking: is this activity worth the effort, are the valuation strategies sound and are they going to Read more…


Mandatory spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is nearing a reality in India. Such a move may provide a signal to industrial nations around the world that CSR is no longer just a voluntary standard. India’s Corporate Affairs Minister, Murli Read more…


The debate over the success, failure, and continuation of the Kyoto Protocol has begun. Yet, despite some of the uncertainty and lack of participation by several major nations, climate change issues are clearly taking a higher priority in the boardroom Read more…

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