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Pamela Gill Alabaster Tapped to Lead Sustainability at L’Oréal USA

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Frédéric Rozé, President and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oréal USA, announced the creation of an important new strategic function which aims to integrate and advance the company’s practices in the area of sustainability and has tapped Pamela Gill Alabaster to lead the charge.

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Frédéric Rozé, President and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oréal USA, announced the creation of an important new strategic function which aims to integrate and advance the company’s practices in the area of sustainability and has tapped Pamela Gill Alabaster to lead the charge.

Stakeholder Engagement: Crossing Traditional Business Lines

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), most business executives will tell you that their business sustainability stakeholders play a key role in the process.  However when these leaders are asked, "Are these same key business stakeholders actively engaged in the strategic business sustainability planning process and the financial decision-making of the company?"   The answer is very seldom the same. 

Business Sustainability: To What End?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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If the corporate actions of the first quarter are any indication of the future, then business sustainability is truly the mindset for 2011 and beyond.  The nearing horizon of financial recovery is creating a  stronger incentive for business sustainability, and more companies and individuals are reaping the reward of applied sustainability concepts.  But to what end?  When will we know that we are finished?

Michael Muyot's response to Jeffrey Hollender's 10 Point Plan for rebuilding the US economy

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On Wednesday, Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, gave an interview to CSRwire outlining a ’10 Point Plan’ to refocus and rebuild the U.S. economy. To review the plan please click here.

Yesterday, Michael Muyot, President of CRD Analytics, countered Hollender’s plan with a plan of his own. Here is what he had to say:

LBG Canada Welcomes Two New Companies.

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LBG Canada is a growing national network of over 100 Canadian community investment professionals working together to share best practices in community investment management, measurement and communications. Launched in 2005, LBG Canada provides companies with the tools & resources to improve the way community investment teams plan, evaluate and articulate the value of their programs.

How to Navigate the Business Sustainability Dashboard

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Business leaders are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve their businesses.  One of the most dramatic ways to reshape your entire company, from top to bottom, is to examine the processes that run through it.   However, change without direction can often be scary proposition. 

GE Demonstrates that CSR is a Necessity for Survival

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Most people accept that sustainability is necessary for the earth's survival, but a recent blog post on Clean Techies cites "GE’s revenue from ecomagination products growing to $18 billion – during the 2009 recession – with projections for continued growth at twice the rate of total company revenues" as evidence that sustainability is also a necessity for corporate survival. GE's success with their ecoimagination products highlights how their CSR work is entwined and inseparable from the overall success of the company.

A Mutual View of Sustainability in an Increasingly Positive Market

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With the road to economic recovery taking greater shape every day, one may falsely be led to believe that there is less need for sustainability action.  For an unprepared organization, business sustainability risk can be equally severe in good times and bad.  For a static supply chain the affect can be even worse. 

The 7 Sins of Workplace Giving (Part 2)

7 Common Challenges of Current Employee Giving and Volunteering Programs
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Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In part one of this article, we looked at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs. Today, we'll highlight the remaining four challenges and invite you to stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll focus on 10 Steps to the New Workplace Giving: an approach to realize better returns from your employee giving and volunteering programs. 
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Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In part one of this article, we looked at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs. Today, we'll highlight the remaining four challenges and invite you to stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll focus on 10 Steps to the New Workplace Giving: an approach to realize better returns from your employee giving and volunteering programs. 

The 7 Sins of Workplace Giving

7 Common Challenges of Current Employee Giving and Volunteering Programs (Part 1)
Summary: 

Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In Part 1 of this article, we look at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs (Part 2 features the remaining seven sins!) . 
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Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In Part 1 of this article, we look at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs (Part 2 features the remaining seven sins!) . 

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