Tag Archives: CSR

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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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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The CSR Conundrum of Sustainability

As pointed out by a recent article in GreenBiz, a new report by the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) sheds light on a big issue at play in Silicon Valley: most large companies are compliant, but aren’t driving a thorough, transparent … Continue reading

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CSR in a Trump World

Since the election, I have tried primarily to avoid reading political articles arguing for or against our incoming President-elect and his administration. It just gets me too riled up. And, because I do think that Donald Trump is outside the … Continue reading

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Not All Money is Good Money

A few weeks ago, I was approached by a potential client to consider helping them revise their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. It was an offer that I had to think about, long and hard. On the one hand, I … 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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Do Companies Truly Care if You Have Volunteered?

I got my first job in the nonprofit sector through volunteering. And it is something for which I will always be grateful. And I know that others have done the same. But sometimes I feel as though we are among … 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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