From the massive Bangladesh fire and factory collapse, to the horse meat scandal and ongoing international natural disasters, 2013 was a year of new issues, challenges and opportunities within CSR. Companies and consumers alike were bold, even brazen, in their approaches to accelerating positive change. This year was marked by continued digital innovation, audacious goals, new industry support and unexpected partnerships that will continue to evolve in 2014.
Here at Cone Communications, we spend the entire year tracking emerging CSR issues and trends. From buildings made out of 100 percent recycled materials to $150,000 fantasy gifts for a cause, companies were bold, even brazen, in their approaches to accelerating positive change in 2013.
ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) has once again been recognized for its leadership in the areas of sustainability and technology.
For the third year in a row, UPS secured a top position on the CDP’s global Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). UPS ranked in the top five percent of companies measured, with a score of 99 out of 100. The CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, works with its shareholders, customers and governments to measure and disclose environmental information. UPS has been recognized for this achievement since 2008.
Company reputations could collapse in minutes and more firms will develop an explicit ‘social purpose’– that’s according to a new study into the mega-trends that businesses will face in the future.
March 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The future has always been hard to predict as our world is constantly changing. Population growth, new digital platforms, shifting global power and declining trust in corporations… But what can business do to prepare for emerging issues? Corporate Citizenship have released their latest research where they have identified the four mega-trends that every company needs to prepare for: CRUNCH; FRAGMENT; CONNECT; and REBALANCE.
Report Provides Employers with Trends and Best Practices on International Corporate Philanthropy Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - You might call it Workplace Giving, Version 2.0, according to a new trends report about the changes taking place for the once staid initiatives to connect employees to the non-profit sector. The report, released on this International Corporate Philanthropy Day, highlights how digital technology is allowing employees to get more involved than ever before.
At VolunteerMatch, we help our corporate partners manage, track and report on community engagement activities and program outputs. We live and breathe data tracking so our partners can benchmark program success over time. And in result, we’ve seen our partners outperform industry-wide benchmarks time and time again.
In years past, companies would provide recycling receptacles and install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and consider themselves “green.” But with pressing forces of climate change, strained resources and transparency, corporate sustainability has evolved and become embedded deeper in business decisions. It now defines company culture and corporate reputation.
More often than not, today’s cohort of young people — often referred to as Millennials, or the population born between 1980 and 2000 — are depicted as entitled, selfish and lazy. Parents, employers and even the New York Times portray them as a “Generation Me,” a demanding population spoiled by technology that values little over their number one priority: fun.