Corporate Responsibility

Consumer Organization Offers Unique Perspective on How Individuals Define CSR

October 20th, 2008 by

As corporate social responsibility grows in importance to both consumers and the companies they deal with, it is helpful to take a step back and examine where we are in the issue more closely. What… Continued

Consumers Set Bar High for Companies, Even During Poor Economic Climate

October 20th, 2008 by

The recently released 2008 Cone Cause Evolution Study reveals that consumers continue to have high philanthropic expectations for companies struggling amid the current economic crisis.  More than half (52%) of Americans feel companies should maintain… Continued

Greening the Landscape of Modern-Day Businesses

October 14th, 2008 by

With soaring gas prices, concerns about global warming and the conservation of the Earth’s water and energy supply on the rise, today’s generations are bonding together in an effort to preserve our health and natural… Continued

Align the Right Company with the Right Cause

October 13th, 2008 by

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… Continued

Focus on One Thing and Do it Transparently

October 13th, 2008 by

For Nancy Tully, vice president, senior business leader for MasterCard Worldwide/Global Technology & Operations, the challenges of working on Project Math, which stressed the value of math education, were overcome by two best practices that… Continued

Thinking It Through: Best Practices for Launching a Cause Initiative

October 7th, 2008 by

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… Continued

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