Corporate Responsibility

Best Practices for Launching a Successful Corporate Volunteerism Program

July 21st, 2008 by

Thinking about a skills-based volunteer program? Skills-based volunteerism can take many forms, from pro bono engagements to board service—all have the potential to drive significant impact in the community. Following is a list of key… Continued

Corporate Philanthropy: Lessons Learned

July 21st, 2008 by

Lessons Learned •    Creating strong internal partnerships is essential to building successful community partnerships. With the support of management and the board, your company will be able to focus its efforts on programs and organizations… Continued

Building Internal Partnerships: Getting your Corporate Board Involved in Your Company’s Philanthropic Strategy

July 21st, 2008 by

Companies today are being judged – and their reputations are being made – not only on their financial performance but also on their commitment to social responsibility. The days when contributions were made at the… Continued

How to Successfully Align Your Company with the Right Cause

July 14th, 2008 by

Aligning your company with a nonprofit group or cause—or "cause marketing"—is a way to give back to your community while building credibility and good will for your business. It can translate into customer loyalty and… Continued

Spelling out CSR to Management

July 14th, 2008 by

    Corporate social responsibility is commonplace in today’s business world. Companies like Target, for instance, promote their charitable giving almost as much as their products and Honeywell’s Hometown Solutions program has won multiple awards since… Continued

Ten Steps To Take When Planning a CSR Program

July 9th, 2008 by

Here are ten simple steps to take when planning an CSR program. 1.    Identify potential stakeholders and meet with each to explore their interest in helping plan and implement the CSR program. Think about synergies:… Continued

Marketers Need to Reach "Greenfluencers"

July 7th, 2008 by

According to two recent studies, one by the Tennessee-based ad agency Shelton Group and the other by the communications firm Porter Novelli, marketers seeking to push consumers into making greener purchasing decisions are coming up… Continued

Active Engagement: Winning Friends and Influencing People via CSR

July 7th, 2008 by

Several years ago a major international clothing retailer decided to take the future of its brand image into its own hands. And it did so in a surprising way. Given the nature of its business,… Continued

Business and Human Rights – On the Radar Screen

June 30th, 2008 by

Business efforts to promote “sustainability” – or, more precisely, the environmental component of that term – have grown by leaps and bounds in the past two to three years.  By any measure, how companies are… Continued

All That Glitters isn’t Green

June 30th, 2008 by

As never before, environmental sustainability programs offer PR professionals the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the operations of the organizations we serve.  In few other areas are reputation and operations more closely linked.… Continued