Corporate Responsibility


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Severing Ties When a Corporate Partnership Goes Awry

As with personal unions that dissolve due to irreconcilable differences, a permanent, official breaking off of relations is usually the only recourse when a corporate partnership with a cause or charity turns out to be … | MORE »

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Americans Misunderstand Environmental Marketing Catchwords, says Study

According to the 2008 Green Gap Survey conducted by conducted by Cone LLC and The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Americans misunderstand key phrases commonly used in environmental marketing and advertising. As a result, … | MORE »

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AIG Unveils 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has just released its second report on corporate responsibility, "Putting our Strength Behind Sustainability", which focuses on long-term sustainability and illustrates how AIG’s Vision and Values guide the company’s approach … | MORE »

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Cause Marketing: Understand What You’re Doing

When you’re conceptualizing or implementing a cause marketing campaign, it’s important to understand what type of campaign it is. This is key to giving it context and insight on how you will position the program … | MORE »

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Corporate Philanthropy Reflected Beyond the Bottom Line

In the wake of the scandals that rocked the U.S. corporate community in the early part of this decade, corporate social responsibility has moved from catch phrase to cachet, each day becoming more ingrained in … | MORE »

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Before Writing the Check

    Before agreeing to support a nonprofit organization, Magnolia Hotels does its homework. The Denver-based company makes sure the partnership is a good fit – for both parties.     “When choosing to partner with an … | MORE »

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Securing CEO Support for Strategic Philanthropy

Successful corporate philanthropy involves a number of components – from business-inspired strategy and mutually reinforcing cross-sector partnerships to strong measurement practices and innovative community projects. However, one additional element for truly successful corporate giving is … | MORE »

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Washingtonian Mag Gives Out ‘Green Award’

Washingtonian Magazine has given its inaugural highest Green Award honor to The Tower Companies for "being green-building pioneers and fierce proponents of sustainable design and construction." The building was also cited for being "one of … | MORE »

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Consumers Skeptical about being Green

Green advertising may be ubiquitous these days, but that doesn’t mean consumers are buying into the messages behind it. According to a Burst Media survey, consumer recall of green advertising is very high—37% of respondents … | MORE »

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The Evolving Sustainability Paradigm:  How Practices and Trends Impact PR

Sustainability, the integration of social, environmental and economic factors for short and long-term performance, is an evolving business paradigm.  Business leaders are now being challenged to address issues beyond profitability.  From internal issues of worker … | MORE »

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