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Three Often Ignored Factors in CSR — Are You Doing All Three?

Blog by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.)
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Corporate Social Responsibility begins with self-responsibility. If not, social responsibility can’t sustain. When we aren’t self-responsible, we drain personal energy needed to power our social mission. We punch a hole in our energy bucket, limiting our effectiveness. Social responsibility is not an entity that survives with people feeding it only when they have energy to do so. It is an expression of who we are, individually and collectively. There is a consciousness shift going on, and part of the shift is realizing that the end cannot justify the means.

People, Planet, Profit — Putting People First

Blog by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.)
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So, what does putting people first really mean? 

Four Tips for Building a Mission-Driven Collaborative Company

Blog by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.)
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The 2009 Wall Street economic meltdown, from which we are still reeling, awakened companies to a need for more collaborative business models to ensure their future. Nathan Washburn’s article, “Why Profit Shouldn’t be Your Top Goal,” Harvard Business Review 2009, reported that managers in 17 nations realized higher financial gains when focusing on stakeholders – investors, employees, customers, partners, etc. – rather than on profit alone. Yet, entrenched corporate boards and engrained corporate cultures often find it hard to take a “leap of faith” into collaborative practices. 

HeartMath Companies Collaborate to Achieve Shared Vision of Helping People and Communities Destress

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 27, 2011 - The HeartMath companies share a triple-bottom-line (3BL) mission — people, planet, profit — which is the guiding focus in the current collaboration of the nonprofit Institute of HeartMath, and the for-profit Quantum Intech, Inc. and its operating company, HeartMath LLC. Each of the HeartMath-related companies is contributing its unique services and capabilities to realize a shared vision for a better world. 

Creating Shared Value – What Does it Really Mean?

Blog by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.)
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Successful collaborations are built upon shared values of respect, care, integrity and heart connection between people. This is true whether the collaboration is between shareholder and CEO, managers and teams, or between companies. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not just heady ideas and metrics; it’s about heartfelt connections that empower, and somehow we need to capture that in our metrics. 

HeartMath® Best Practices Conference

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Hospitals That Are Employing Science-Based Programs To Reduce Stress And Increase Staff Performance Share Results At The HeartMath® Best Practices Conference

No Margin, No Mission

Blog by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.)
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How many times have we seen idealistic CEOs put their social mission before their bottom line and go out of business? Too often. There seems to be, for some, a dichotomy between serving others and implementing bottom-line business practices that can fund that service. 

Mission-Driven Companies, Mission-Driven Dollars

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It’s powerful when the mission of investors is aligned with the mission of the company they invest in. We all know what too often happens when there isn’t mission alignment between investors and companies. Short-term financial return becomes more important than the company mission or than what the company can realistically achieve even with the best management practices. This is how the term “vulture capitalists” came to be, assigned to some venture capitalists and even to some “angel” investors.

Attitudes and Behaviors Drive Financial Outcomes

Blog by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.)
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Study after study has shown a distinct correlation between a harmonious workplace and company profits, states Peter J. Frost in his book, Toxic Emotions at Work (Harvard Business School Press). 

How to Create a Successful Nonprofit/For-Profit Collaboration

Blog by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.)
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More social entrepreneurs are asking how to set up both nonprofit and for-profit collaborations to increase their social impact. Sponsorship programs, pro bono volunteer programs, collaborative product development and joint marketing campaigns in which a percentage of proceeds go to the nonprofit are some of the ways that for-profit companies and nonprofits can benefit both society and their organizational goals.

Some criteria for successful partnering include:
  1. Mission alignment and resonance

  2. Complementary products or services

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