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The Ten Commandments of Cause-Related Marketing

Cause-related marketing is a partnership between a for-profit and a nonprofit where each has something to offer the other, and both realize a benefit. When you select a potential partner that has a natural affinity … | MORE »

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Starting from Scratch—Five Steps Toward a Greener Business

Perhaps it’s not time to appoint a chief sustainability officer just yet, but you might be closer than you think. More than ever, companies are realizing that “going green” is not only cool and good … | MORE »

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80% of Americans Influenced by Green Concerns

Looks like more and more people are "going green." According to a recent survvey by the National Marketing Institute, 80% of American adults say they are motivated to some extent by green considerations. In the recent … | MORE »

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Six Reasons to Give

If you run a business, you undoubtedly feel many pressures on your time and money. Why would you want to add "giving to the community" to your "to do" list? Here are six reasons ….. … | MORE »

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Four CSR Program Basics

Following are four tips on how to benchmark your new or existing green and/or CSR efforts: 1.    Identify issues related to the environment, employment, the community, policy, and governance that are important to the company and … | MORE »

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Baby You Can Drive My Car…Environmentally 

Last year’s PR News Platinum Award winner in the category of cause-related marketing partnered a top auto maker and educational publisher while leveraging environmental awareness. | MORE »

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What Do We Mean by "Sustainable Globalization?"

Globalization is defined as “the rapid expansion and integration of business activities across borders in response to dramatic technology and government policy changes in the latter part of the 20th century." Globalization has integrated national … | MORE »

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How to Prevent Greenwashing Charges

Wikipedia uses the sophisticated French-based portmanteau—a blend of two or more words—to classify greenwashing as a mixture of “green” and “whitewash,” describing the effect of company misleading consumers about its environmental practices or its products’ … | MORE »

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CSR Leaders Hopeful Despite Poor Economy

“Corporate Responsibility in a New Economy: Findings of the Business of Social Responsibility/Cone “Corporate Responsibility in a New World” survey revealed that, despite difficult times and declining budgets, CR leaders are surprisingly optimistic, with 77% … | MORE »

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Cause Marketing Affects Sales, says New Study

According to research conducted by Cone and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, cause-related marketing can exponentially increase sales. Nearly 200 research participants evaluated a new regional magazine and were exposed to either a cause-related … | MORE »

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