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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!) . 

Why Responsible Investors May Label Your Firm Both "Good" and "Bad"

Research from the Journal "Business Strategy and the Environment"
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Research published in Business Strategy and the Environment shows that, depending on the criteria they use, investors can find the same company environmentally responsible and irresponsible at the same time.

For example, an organization may score poorly for environmental performance or compliance, but they may simulatneously score well for reporting transparency and pollution prevention.

Compare Corporate Social Performance Using Peer-Based Benchmarks

Insights from Management Researcher Dr. Magali Delmas
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The following is a blog post by Magali Delmas, PhD, professor of management at the UCLA Institute of the Environment & Anderson School of Management

Corporate social performance (CSP) is a multi-dimensional concept emphasizing a company’s responsibilities to multiple stakeholders. Measuring CSP has proven daunting because it covers a broad range of economic, social, and environmental impacts caused by business. To fully address its scope, firms and researchers must take into account a variety of metrics.

Having More Women Good for Business, But Faster Change Needed

More than 160 CEOs Support UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles
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Declaring that gender equality in the private sector is “good for business”, 167 chief executives from around the world have signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles—Equality Means Business. UN Women and UN Global Compact, champions of the initiative, released the list of executives today at the Equality Means Business: Putting Principles into Practice conference. It marked the first anniversary of the launch of the principles and the 100th anniversay of International Women's Day. Opening the two-day event, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended CEOs who have signed the principles, but also challenged business leaders to do much more.

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Declaring that gender equality in the private sector is “good for business”, 167 chief executives from around the world have signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles—Equality Means Business. UN Women and UN Global Compact, champions of the initiative, released the list of executives today at the Equality Means Business: Putting Principles into Practice conference. It marked the first anniversary of the launch of the principles and the 100th anniversay of International Women's Day. Opening the two-day event, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended CEOs who have signed the principles, but also challenged business leaders to do much more.

Managing Risks in Your International Supply Chain

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Taming the Tiger: GE Manages China Supply Chain Sustainability Issues with Education & Collaboration - Dave Meyer

Dave R. Meyer is VP of Sustainable Economic and Environmental Development Solutions (SEEDS) Global Alliance. You can view his blog related to sustainability best practices, green supply chain, public policy, the environment and business competitiveness at
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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

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