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CSR Manager's Complete Guide to Stakeholder Engagement

Research and Insights from Leading Academics and Managers
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Planning Guide

Is your company "Giving Back", "Building Bridges" or "Changing Society"? This review of 568 academic and industry papers by management researcher Dr. Frances Bowen provides a three-step model for assessing and improving your current community engagement strategy.

‘Return’ Continues to Drive Business Sustainability Investment

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Business sustainability conversations are no longer a sidebar conversation.  In fact, they are quickly becoming a primary focus in executive boardroom discussions and strategy sessions.  However, it's interesting to ask: Has the traditional view of ‘sustainability’ as an added cost really shifted to a discussion of quantifiable business value?  Is there an ROI for business sustainability? 

A Tale of Two Companies: CECP's Charles Moore Analyzes two recent NY Times articles on the Social Innovation Efforts of Google and PepsiCo

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CECP Executive Director Charles Moore comments upon two recent New York Times articles which discuss the approaches of Google DotOrg and PepsiCo in the implementation of their philanthropic initiatives and previews how these issues tie to the conversation of CECP's upcoming 2/28 Board of Boards CEO Conference, themed "Business at its Best: Maximizing Long-Term Profitability and Societal Impact."

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CECP Executive Director Charles Moore comments upon two recent New York Times articles which discuss the approaches of Google DotOrg and PepsiCo in the implementation of their philanthropic initiatives and previews how these issues tie to the conversation of CECP's upcoming 2/28 Board of Boards CEO Conference, themed "Business at its Best: Maximizing Long-Term Profitability and Societal Impact."

CSR at the United Nations

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By Nigel M. de S. Cameron

If this were a speech and not a column I might be brave enough to ask for a show of hands: Who has heard of UNESCO? (Not UNESCBO, we’ll get to that.) Good, you at the back, and can you tell us what it stands for?

Women & Entrepreneurism

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by Emily Drew, BCLC Researcher and Writer

If you were a woman in rural Benin today, you would spend 10 hours each week carrying food and water. As a Tanzania Masaai woman, you would walk up to 30 kilometers to collect water in the dry season and, of course, walk back with your liquid burden.

Leading Change from Within: Maximizing People Power for Sustainability

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Vision 2050 is the World Business Council on Sustainable Development’s response to the global sustainability challenge. It lays out a pathway for arriving at a place where we are able to meet the needs of society within the limits of nature: in other words, sustainability. If you haven’t already read the summary report, I encourage you to do so–it’s fascinating and exciting, at a time when we could use both!

How Companies Develop Great Leaders: Bloomberg BusinessWeek Compares GE and Zappos

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek examines how companies create a culture of leadership even during crises, chaos, and an economic downturn, using GE and Zappos as case studies. Both were named among the 20 Best Companies for Leadership in a recent BusinessWeek/Hay Group survey, and the article particularly praises GE's leadership in keeping employees engaged in a changing corporate climate.

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The Aspen Institute Announces 2011 Business & Society Case Competition for MBA Students

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) New York, NY - February 23, 2011 - Students from 25 leading business schools from around the world will compete next month for recognition and $40,000 in prize money by exploring the significant and positive influence that business can have on society. Through the analysis of an innovative, new business case study, the Aspen Institute’s 2011 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition aims to inspire future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profitability and environmental, social, and ethical issues.

The Natural Step Explained in 2 Minutes

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The foundation for many innovative sustainability programs around the world is anchored in The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. Our science-based process has been tested and proven effective by hundreds of forward-thinking organizations over the past two decades.

Laws that Encourage the Triple Bottom Line

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CA proposes bill that would establish a new model of business called a “flexible purpose corporation,” allowing companies to give equal weight to all elements of the triple bottom line.

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CA proposes bill that would establish a new model of business called a “flexible purpose corporation,” allowing companies to give equal weight to all elements of the triple bottom line.

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