Corporate Responsibility

Corporate CSR Journey: From Uncharted Territory to Roadmap

October 6th, 2008 by

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… Continued

The Spirit of Sustainability

September 29th, 2008 by

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… Continued

Continuous Improvement: GE Military Product Disclosure in 2007 Citizenship Report

September 29th, 2008 by

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… Continued

Add Punch to Your CSR Initiatives Through Product Giving Programs

September 29th, 2008 by

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… Continued

Implementing CSR: The Dos and the Don’ts

September 22nd, 2008 by

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… Continued

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

September 22nd, 2008 by

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… Continued

How to Communicate Your CSR Commitments

September 22nd, 2008 by

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… Continued

Three Ways to Grow Your Green Business

September 15th, 2008 by

The past year has seen a mass proliferation of businesses "going green" in an effort to conserve energy. Then there are those that are establishing their operations as eco-friendly from the group up. For the… Continued

Exploring CSR in China: Its History and Current Trends

September 15th, 2008 by

CSR in China has, like almost everything in the country, has evolved astonishingly fast. In the early days, 30 years ago when China opened to the west, foreign companies came mainly for profits or to… Continued