Corporate philanthropy/CSR

In Times of Corporate Troubles, Altruism Helps

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02/10/2015
Whether it’s banks or oil companies, big corporations rolling out sweeping do-gooder public relations campaigns in response to a scandal seems to be a textbook play. Research shows that undertaking outreach initiatives - specifically ones geared toward the public and not just shareholders - are an effective, if not tangible, way to rebuild trust after a scandal.
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How Using Data Drives Success in Corporate Citizenship

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02/05/2015
In the 2014 State of Corporate Citizenship report, conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, findings point to three crucial elements for corporate citizenship programs that succeed in creating business and social value: selection, integration, and duration. Each of these phases of a corporate citizenship program is most successful when it is informed by good data.
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Who Needs CSR Anyway?

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01/29/2015
The emerging concept of shared value and corporate social responsibility are often depicted as two separate aspects of a business. In this opinion piece, Tim McClimon of American Express Foundation argues that they should be perceived as being in a ‘both/ and’ relationship, rather than ‘either/ or.’
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Nice Companies Finish First

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01/29/2015
Which organizational values guide the strategies and philosophies of the most admired firms in the world? According to a recent study of the past five years’ 50 most admired companies, financial growth ranks surprisingly low and is never such organizations’ predominant focus. Instead, corporate social responsibility (CSR) emerges as the foundation of leading companies’ corporate blueprints. .
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How to Maximize Your Social Impact

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01/22/2015
Business leaders are usually quite familiar with the world of metrics, standards and measurement as it’s how most gauge the success of their business and how they compare themselves to industry benchmarks. Their nonprofit partners don’t enjoy the same environment. This article explains some ways you can help them measure their impact.
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