Corporate Responsibility


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Align the Right Company with the Right Cause

MasterCard’s Project Math community relations/philanthropic program that stressed and promoted the value of math education, worked well because all the components fit together nicely. When picking an issue for your company to promote, make sure … | MORE »

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Thinking It Through: Best Practices for Launching a Cause Initiative

For other companies wishing to launch a similar cause initiative to the Start! Program that addresses adult inactivity with a multifaceted integrated communications program, Robyn Landry, executive vice president of communications for the American Heart … | MORE »

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Authenticity Begins in the Office

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Corporate CSR Journey: From Uncharted Territory to Roadmap

Corporate social responsibility is one of two areas in which public relations can lead rather than support an organization. This gives us the opportunity to contribute directly to the bottom line success of our companies … | MORE »

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The Spirit of Sustainability

Brown-Forman, producer and marketer of more than 35 spirits and wine brands including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Bonterra and Fetzer Wines, has always placed a strong focus on responsibility.  From 1870 when Brown-Forman’s … | MORE »

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Continuous Improvement: GE Military Product Disclosure in 2007 Citizenship Report

Communicators have responsibilities that span various areas of corporate social responsibility.  One would argue that the primary role of a communicator typically focuses on managing company and stakeholder alignment to anticipate stakeholder action. Increasing regulation … | MORE »

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Add Punch to Your CSR Initiatives Through Product Giving Programs

With increased pressure to demonstrate their social responsibility, today’s companies are realizing the need to align their giving programs with business needs, business objectives and branding. Whether you seek new ways to build positive brand … | MORE »

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How to Communicate Your CSR Commitments

In the past, a few watchdogs may have kept close tabs on an organization; today that number has skyrocketed, with social networks monitoring, discussing and questioning the motives of deep-pocket companies that claim to be … | MORE »

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Implementing CSR: The Dos and the Don’ts

Corporate social responsibility is the new business mantra. Everyone’s doing it, but why? “Well, you don’t want to appear anti-social or irresponsible do you?” A lame but very typical response. Cosmetic approaches, that just put … | MORE »

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The Color of Money: Is Green Marketing a Sign of a Progressive Brand—or a Desperate One?

I’m a devout tree hugger. I started my career as a bright-eyed optimist at the National Wildlife Federation. As already specified on recycled paper in my last will and testament, I’ll bequeath a good chunk … | MORE »

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