Corporate Responsibility


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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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How to Maximize Chances for CSR Campaign Success

When working in tandem with another organization on a campaign, it’s imperative that both sides of the partnership be in sync with messaging, says Jerry Davies, media relations director for Farmers Insurance Group, which has … | 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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Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Takes Leadership

Early in November, Business for Social Responsibility, an association of approximately 250 member companies that works to develop more sustainable ways to do business, drew 1,300 leaders and managers from 50 countries representing companies, nonprofits, … | MORE »

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Green Retailing: Hot Ticket for Consumers this Holiday Season

According to Deloitte’s Annual Holiday survey, the "green" movement continues to build momentum. More than four out of 10 consumers (44 percent) are willing to pay extra for green gifts this holiday season. Of those, … | MORE »

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Low-Cost Sustainability Strategies Prevail

Corporate real estate (CRE) executives are less likely to be willing to pay a premium for green office space than they were a year ago, even though more of them see energy and sustainability as … | MORE »

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Most Environmentally and Socially Controversial Companies in October 2008

According to the reputational risk radar RepRisk, the top ten most environmentally and socially controversial companies in October 2008 were: Sanlu, Yili, Wal-Mart, BAE Systems, Chevron, BP, Exxon Mobil, Fonterra, Shell, and Monsanto. Last month’s … | MORE »

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Five Steps to a Successful Cause Marketing Program

In this new era of social responsibility, what you don’t do can cost you. "Cause marketing" is now the norm, and customers who visit your Web site and see your advertising want to know that … | MORE »

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