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How Far the Corporate Social Responsibility Movement Has Come

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Welcome to our new blog post on CSR from a Canadian business perspective! To see our previous posts, please visit our blog at www.cbsr.ca/blog.

 

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Welcome to our new blog post on CSR from a Canadian business perspective! To see our previous posts, please visit our blog at www.cbsr.ca/blog.

 

SAP's Rami Branitzky Podcast: Success in Growing your Business While Minding Your Carbon Footprint

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Do the words Growth, Profit, and Expansion Mix with Sustainability?   A business sustainability framework offers a reshaping of the business lens.  The words growth, profit, and expansion do fit with sustainability- it's all in how you look at it. 
 

CSR is Dead, Long Live Social Enterprise

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CSR has been judged as a mere marketing tool in order to gain greater market share and attract shareholders and employees. This article explores how many organizations are making CSR efforts as a reaction to the issues they face. The author also importantly notes companies that have made positive impacts on society, including stating how GE has delivered profound positive social impacts, raising people's quality of life, improving healthcare and helping to develop basic hygiene standards.

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CSR has been judged as a mere marketing tool in order to gain greater market share and attract shareholders and employees. This article explores how many organizations are making CSR efforts as a reaction to the issues they face. The author also importantly notes companies that have made positive impacts on society, including stating how GE has delivered profound positive social impacts, raising people's quality of life, improving healthcare and helping to develop basic hygiene standards.

The Benefits of Communicating Sustainability Values to Employees

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Employees are often argued to be the greatest resource of a company.  When employee’s values resonate with those of the corporation, they are more productive, loyal, and their work is meaningful.  But, What do Employees Need to Know about Sustainability at Your Company?  What are your employees saying about your organization?

Shared Sacrifice: Call for New Leadership

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Warren Buffet, Howard Schultz, Monika Mitchell and business leaders call on Americans share the sacrifice for a renewed economy.

Good-b Brings You A New Beginning
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Warren Buffet, Howard Schultz, Monika Mitchell and business leaders call on Americans share the sacrifice for a renewed economy.

The New York Times: Creating Shared Value Gains Momentum

Column from Steve Lohr: "First, Make Money. Also, Do Good."
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Creating Shared Value continues to influence the conversation on Corporate Social Responsibility.  This week, The New York Times business writer Steve Lohr differentiates Creating Shared Value from “triple bottom line” (people, planet, profit), “impact investing” and “sustainability”—all corporate initiatives that address social concerns.  He writes, "The shared-value concept builds on those ideas, but it emphasizes profit-making not just as a possibility but as a priority."  He quotes FSG co-founders

Increase in Capital Spending: What does it Mean to Business Sustainability?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Are we finally seeing true indication of a full market recovery?  What impact does capital spending mean to business sustainability?
 
Beyond the speculation and consumer forecasts, recent reports indicated a significant increase in corporate spending as the eventual turning point.  With more positive releases making headlines, this new information has our professional consulting examining the implications to long-term business sustainability.
 

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