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  • Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 2.43.57 PM A Responsible Community - Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman discusses the business and their ‘Viacommunity’ By Elliot Clark Viacom is not just the home of worldwide entertainment brands that connect with audiences through content across multiple platforms in over 160 countries—brands that include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, and SPIKE. […]
  • shutterstock_129790604 Fit Firms - An Overview Of Top Corporate Wellness Providers By the Editors Employee wellness is an important part of corporate responsibility. The UN Sustainable Development goals include Good Health, and many companies have corporate wellness programs to allow employees the ability to better their life while bettering the company. Below is a list of some leading wellness […]
  • Guarding The Company’s Good Name

Steps on how to manage your company’s reputation Guarding The Company’s Good Name - Steps on how to manage your company’s reputation By Beth Rusert Companies put thoughtful effort into building their brand. Once that stage is well underway, the biggest asset to that organization – its reputation with stakeholders – is still vulnerable to harm. Reputation falls within the economic pillar of corporate responsibility, but if you are […]
  • Growing Influence Of The Chief Sustainability Officer

The position of chief sustainability officer has grown and evolved as companies continue to recognize the value of sustainability and CR  initiatives The Growing Influence Of The Chief Sustainability Officer - By Susan Hunt Stevens Here’s something to think about: the country’s first chief sustainability officer (CSO) was appointed in 2004. Since then, the position has rapidly evolved as companies, employees, investors, and partners continue to recognize the value of sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives. However, even as sustainability becomes ingrained in everyday business processes—from supply […]

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COMMIT!Forum 2015 Highlight Reel
COMMIT!Forum 2015 - One-on-One Interview with Gale Klappa, Chairman & CEO, WEC Energy Group
COMMIT!Forum 2015: Shared Responsibility: An Exclusive CEO Panel
COMMIT!Forum 2015 - Opening Remarks & What's the Cost of a Bad Reputation

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  • Power Up: Check Out Target’s New Wind Energy Partnership in Texas - Take a drive down Highway 87 near Lubbock, Texas, and you’ll come upon a forest of 262-foot-tall wind turbines, turning slowly but powerfully in the breeze. It may seem like you’ve entered a fantasy world, but you’ve actually ventured onto a wind farm—and those turbines are pumping out clean, renewable energy. This month, Target kicked […]
  • MARS DRINKS Cites Progress and Future Goals in Sustainability Review - MARS DRINKS has issued its 2016-2020 sustainability review, highlighting significant progress toward its goal of becoming the most sustainable workplace drinks solution and announcing new sustainability goals for the next five years. This announcement from MARS DRINKS follows the Mars, Incorporated, release of the company’s sixth annual Principles in Action Summary—highlighting its global achievements and […]
  • Hasbro Leads Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings at No. 1 - PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro, Inc. is proud to announce it ranked No. 1 on Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings, released today. The ranking assesses the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States on overall environmental performance. “Our purpose is to make the world a better place for children and their families, and to us, […]
  • Study: Sizeable Gap Between Corporate Aspirations and Reality in CCI - New Research Reveals ‘Risk of Hollow Promises’ from Corporate Community Investment New research published today by Corporate Citizenship, in a report titled Hard Outcomes or Hollow Promises: Realising the True Impact of Corporate Community Investment, reveals a sizeable gap between corporate aspirations and reality when it comes to corporate community investment (CCI). CCI has grown rapidly […]
  • Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Blue Cross Announces Significant Sustainability Progress - BOSTON — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) is proud to announce progress on its 2015 sustainability goals and the launch of the company’s new 2020 sustainability goals, highlighting our dedication to creating a healthier, more sustainable workplace and world. 2015 Goals From 2010 through 2014, the company successfully beat two out of three […]

CR Topics Business Ethics

  • CR Roundup WWF offers framework for improving corporate water management policies - CR Roundup: WWF offers framework for improving corporate water management policies By Bill Hatton If you are looking for a quick framework to assess and/ or determine if your water-management program is on track, consider one offered by Lindsey Bass of World Wildlife Fund’s corporate water stewardship program for the U.S. She spoke on a panel […]
  • How to recruit and retain Millennial Workers - Hasbro’s triple-bottom line approach By Kathrin Belliveau At Hasbro, creativity and integrity are not only two of our key corporate values but also critical to executing our mission of “Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences.” Our Hasbro brand portfolio is the growth engine; the fuel that drives this engine is our people. As Millennials increasingly […]
  • Free is very expensive - Pricing nature’s services reduces business risk and benefits society By Meghna Tare and R. Paul Herman When you breathe the air, smell the flowers, or pluck a fish from the ocean, the price is free. Yet nature’s services, evolved over 4.5 billion years, are priceless. No MasterCard needed to benefit from earth, bees, and oceans […]
  • The Future of Moneyball Management May Be Rooted in CR - The Future of Moneyball Management May Be Rooted in CR By Stephen Jordan and Steve Rochlin The basic goal of every financial investor is to identify “alpha” investing opportunities. Alpha is gained when an investment generates a higher rate of return than its risk profile would suggest that it generate. Historically, alpha has often been […]
  • What Makes a Leader? - Some thoughts on the CVS decision By Bill Hatton CR Roundup Each fall at our annual COMMIT!Forum, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognizes CEOs who have put themselves at personal and professional risk (Please see CEOs of the Year, P. 10). All took risky decisions: Stuart Thorn of Southwire started a high school for at-risk students. Rakesh […]

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CR Topics Communications

  • Social Media Checklist: How many of these best practices are you doing? - Social Media Checklist: How many of these best practices are you doing? By Marissa Rosen These days, sustainability and social media go hand-in-hand. If you’re saving energy, greening your supply chain, recycling end-use products, or building employee engagement initiatives, chances are that you want to let your customers and prospects know. Be it Twitter, Facebook, […]
  • Can you get 190,000 people thinking about CR? - GM’s trying—and here are 15 of their best practices By Bill Hatton Senior executives tend to be self-motivated and possess a strong desire to succeed, and obstacles tend to be seen as bumps on the road to something greater. They believe things like, “Pain is weakness leaving the body” and “No guts, no glory.” That […]
  • Big Ideas Need to Date, Mate, & Procreate - Big Ideas Need to Date, Mate, & Procreate By Richard Crespin Sex makes evolution work. Each succeeding generation experiments with the best (or worst) of a pair of genes taken from the prior generation through the magic of procreation. What works for evolution can also work for ideas. In The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley contends […]
  • Creating shared value: More old-fashioned than it sounds - Medieval guilds, value-added selling, and plain old needs-spotting By Bill Hatton I will admit a bias: I was dubious about the term shared value, especially when the increasingly popular term became an acronym CSV for Creating Shared Value. It’s not the larger concept or any of the individual concepts with CSV that I objected to. […]
  • Is failing fast the best way to collaborate? - Some tools to boost your ability to partner effectively By Richard Crespin Fail fast. Fail forward. That’s the latest advice from Silicon Valley’s startups. But if you work in a large institution, “fail” is a four letter word. Even if your corporate culture respects smart failure, when you collaborate with partners from the public or […]

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CR Topics Compliance & Governance

  • IBM team recommended legal changes in Kenya – and got them - IBM team recommended legal changes in Kenya – and got them Global pro-bono team went outside comfort zone David Sloan, an IBM software expert based in the Washington, D.C. area, went to Kenya in 2011. David’s team consisted of 12 IBMers from nine countries, with backgrounds including consulting, project management, sales, finance, recruiting, engineering and […]
  • 5 years after financial meltdown: What still hasn’t changed? - Too big to fail becomes too big to regulate By Larry Doyle Excerpt is from In Bed with Wall Street by Larry Doyle. Copyright © 2014 by the author and reprinted by permission of Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Dodd Frank also gives regulators a variety of mechanisms they can use to […]
  • Leadership in 2014: Everyone’s reporting – but who’s reporting well? - Those who demonstrate specific leadership traits. By Marjella Alma The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2013 boldly states that “the debate on ‘whether or not to report’ is over. Reporting on non-financial or ESG issues is no longer an indicator of leadership; it is the new baseline. Moving forward, how and what you report […]
  • Context Is King - GRI’s reporting guidelines are highly laudable. And insufficient. By Mark W. McElroy and Jo M. L. von Engelen Previously, we called attention to three rules for sustainability performance put forward by the famous ecological economist Herman Daly, all of which deal only with impacts on natural capital. Here we want to address the question of […]
  • It is a Jungle Out There - The global marketplace has never witnessed an environment so fraught with peril and filled with promise. By Dean Simone In 2012, the forces of change that had shaped business over the previous decade coalesced to become the new normal. Globalization, the rise of emerging markets, the ever-deeper penetration of data technologies and third-party service providers, […]

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