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CSR Lessons Worth Replicating

Last month, Greg Hills of FSG published, “Five Lessons from Walmart’s CSR Strategy Efforts.” The third lesson really resonated: “Employ humility and authentic listening.” Understand the landscape. Who are the players? Is there territorialism – and why? What have been … Continue reading

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Say What?!!

Them: “We want to start a foundation.” Me: “Okay, tell me more about why you’d like to do that. You already have a strong corporate giving program.” Them: “Our competitor has a foundation. They get a lot of press about … Continue reading

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Let’s be Realistic About Companies Doing Social Good

To give my brain a break, I’ve been reading a lot of adventure stories recently – such as “Blood River,” which tells of a journey trekking through the Congo, and “The Blue Sweater,” which is about how Jacqueline Novogratz (of … Continue reading

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CSR is Not Right for Every Company

The article is a few years old (from 2014), but I recently came across, “Why You Shouldn’t Jump on Corporate Social Responsibility.” I love the article, mostly because it makes the point: in order for CSR to be successful, it … Continue reading

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If Management is Happy, then Everyone Is Happy…Right?

On Saturday, I walked by my neighbor’s “Little Free Library” that is a block down the street from where I live. Because I am in the middle of moving, my intention was to drop off a few books that others … Continue reading

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Power Dynamics in Corporate Citizen Partnerships

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship just published this blog, discussing how Google’s co-founders incessantly argued with one another before finding common ground. The blog went on to point out that successful corporate citizenship partnerships must also put the work … Continue reading

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Here is an Innovative CSR Initiative

In my search for innovative CSR practices, I came across a 2012 article posted by Brave One that highlighted 5 standout initiatives. Some of them were underwhelming. [Insert yawn.] Others got me thinking! Domtar is the largest marketer and manufacturer … Continue reading

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