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  • Alphabetsoup2 First 100 Days in Office - A CR leader under fire and the alphabet soup of standards organizations By the Editors He’s the new chief executive and his 100-day anniversary was fast approaching. Many miles from the familiar trappings of his hometown, he has uprooted his family and inherited all the successes—as well as the baggage—of preceding administrations. Yet despite having […]
  • logo The 2017 Most Responsible Companies Ranked by Industry Sector – Energy - The top corporations dedicated to sustainability in the energy category CR Magazine has put together its annual set of the “2017 Most Responsible Companies Ranked by Industry Sector” list. This list serves to help readers establish that their supply chain is comprised of the most responsible, sustainable, and transparent companies—creating shared value when strategic opportunities […]
  • ClimateChange Brands Taking Stands - U.S. companies are speaking out on divisive hot button issues By Tom Idle “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” This sentence in Ronald Reagan’s inaugural address of 1981, which poured ire on the notion of ‘big government,’ has stayed with many Americans to this day. […]
  • CapitolHill2 Showing up Matters - The C-suite at leading companies commit to lobbying on important issues By the Editors Job descriptions for corporate responsibility practitioners commonly include references to supply chain, community engagement and sustainability reporting. Add lobbying to the list. “We have our story to tell and no one can tell that story except for us,” Rachelle Reyes Wenger, […]

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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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  • 2017 Sustainability Leaders Survey released at Sustainable Brands 2017 - Integrating sustainability values, demonstrating innovation and fostering transparency will be the defining characteristics of leading organizations in the next 10 years, according to the findings of a pre-release of the 2017 Sustainability Leaders Survey by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Sustainable Brands, which was unveiled May 21 in Detroit. Unilever continues to be seen […]
  • Whole Planet Foundation Launches 2017 Prosperity Campaign - Austin, Texas—On Wednesday, March 1, Whole Planet Foundation will launch its 12th Prosperity Campaign, which funds microfinance organizations and microcredit loans to alleviate poverty in regions where Whole Foods Market sources products. The organization’s focus is on women in the developing world, where small loans can help entrepreneurs create a better life. The campaign’s goal […]
  • Yum! Brands Announces Expanded Parental Leave Policy - Louisville, KY—Yum! Brands has announced an expanded parental time-off policy as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to its people-first culture and investment in its employees. The expanded parental time-off policy offers birth mothers 18 weeks of fully paid time away from work, including six weeks of “baby bonding” time. In addition, the policy offers […]
  • Walmart Introduces Science-Based Targets and Other Sustainable Initiatives - Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon recently outlined a roadmap that will guide the company’s role in society on critical issues over the next several years, pointing to a “new era of trust and transparency.” The roadmap adds new detail to Walmart’s sustainability agenda and contains new commitments that reflect a wider recognition of the […]
  • SC Johnson Earns Perfect Score On Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index - Company’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Recognized for the 15th Consecutive Year RACINE, Wis., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SC Johnson, maker of trusted consumers brands like Glade®, OFF!®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc®, today announced that it has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The […]

CR Topics Business Ethics

  • CEO’s Letter: The Least Responsible Industry of the Year - By Elliot Clark Usually if I wanted to discuss bad behavior, I would single out a specific company for some egregious action, but I cannot distinguish one company as more villainous than the others in the industry that earns the “least responsible” prize this year. What do you think the position of Corporate Responsibility Magazine […]
  • Opinion: Leading for Trust - Why elevating organizational trust is important for your company and how to do it. By Barbara Brooks Kimmel Introduction Recently, I sat quietly as a Fortune 500 CEO told me there were no “trust issues” in his organization. After all, the company’s quarterly earnings were increasing, and international expansion was on target; what more could […]
  • 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 […]

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CR Topics Communications

  • CEO’s Letter: The Least Responsible Industry of the Year - By Elliot Clark Usually if I wanted to discuss bad behavior, I would single out a specific company for some egregious action, but I cannot distinguish one company as more villainous than the others in the industry that earns the “least responsible” prize this year. What do you think the position of Corporate Responsibility Magazine […]
  • 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. […]

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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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