Corporate Responsibility

Baby You Can Drive My Car…Environmentally 

November 25th, 2008 by

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.

What Do We Mean by "Sustainable Globalization?"

November 24th, 2008 by

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… Continued

How to Prevent Greenwashing Charges

November 24th, 2008 by

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’… Continued

CSR Leaders Hopeful Despite Poor Economy

November 24th, 2008 by

“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%… Continued

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Takes Leadership

November 17th, 2008 by

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,… Continued

How to Maximize Chances for CSR Campaign Success

November 17th, 2008 by

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… Continued

Cause Marketing Affects Sales, says New Study

November 17th, 2008 by

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… Continued

Green Retailing: Hot Ticket for Consumers this Holiday Season

November 10th, 2008 by

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,… Continued

Low-Cost Sustainability Strategies Prevail

November 10th, 2008 by

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… Continued

Most Environmentally and Socially Controversial Companies in October 2008

November 10th, 2008 by

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… Continued