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Want to Retain Top Employees? Improve CSR Efforts, Survey Says

Want to Retain Top Employees? Improve CSR Efforts, Survey Says

Most businesses are aware today that studies show improved relationships between companies and their customers – leading to increased revenue – when the company engages in at least some level of CSR. But a new study from the ECA and the Considerate Constructors Scheme indicates that engagement with corporate social … Read more »

Investors May Increase Emphasis on CSR Reporting (but Beware of Overstating Your Performance)

Investors May Increase Emphasis on CSR Reporting (but Beware of Overstating Your Performance)

In today’s climate of increased investor interest in the sustainability performance of companies, US organizations have a unique opportunity to send a positive message to investors, one that says sustainability is still a priority. In fact, as corporations like Disney, Apple, Google and General Electric pledge to continue to pursue … Read more »

Consumers (Especially Millennials) Still Significantly Suspicious of CSR Motives: Harris Poll

Consumers (Especially Millennials) Still Significantly Suspicious of CSR Motives: Harris Poll

  With reputation a top concern among companies in terms of maintaining and increasing market share, it may come as an unpleasant surprise to find that a large portion of consumers say that when companies develop corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, they only do so to bolster their image. According … Read more »

Hasbro, Intel, Microsoft Top List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Hasbro, Intel, Microsoft Top List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Hasbro, Intel and Microsoft top the new list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens released today by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Altria Group, Campbell Soup Co., Cisco Systems, Accenture, Hormel Foods, Lockheed Martin, and Ecolab round out the top 10. The list was compiled by documenting 260 data points of disclosure and performance measures … Read more »

Aflac Says Recognition for CSR Is Good Business, but Not All Companies Agree

Aflac Says Recognition for CSR Is Good Business, but Not All Companies Agree

Aflac said its commitment to corporate social responsibility is “good for business,” but in a recent Aflac survey on CSR, the company found that fewer than half of CSR executives focus on using CSR to drive sales (38%), social media engagement (32%), or investor interest (26%).

Materiality Assessments in 4 Simple Steps

Materiality Assessments in 4 Simple Steps

Materiality plays a key role in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability programs. Materiality helps firms define and determine the business, social and environmental topics that matter most to its business and stakeholders, according to Intelex, an environmental, health and safety management software provider. Materiality is also something that 80 … Read more »

Google

The Best CSR Reputations in the World Ranked

Google has the best corporate social responsibility reputation, topping the Reputation Institute’s annual Global CSR RepTrak 100 ranking for the second year in a row. BMW took the no. 2 spot, with the Walt Disney Company coming in third, Microsoft ranking fourth and Daimler in fifth. Rounding out the top … Read more »

Dump CSR Departments, Says BP’s Ex-Chief

Companies should get rid of their corporate social responsibility and public relations departments, according to Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP. As PR Week reports, Browne was promoting his soon-to-be published book, Connect, on Radio 4’s Today program. The book says managers should take responsibility for their companies … Read more »

Top Supply Chain Sustainability Trends

Industry collaboration and traceability are among the top supply chain sustainability trends, according to an Ethical Corporation whitepaper. Top Global Supply Chain Sustainability Trends 2015 includes responses from 415 corporate social responsibility and supply chain professionals from around the world. Key findings include: Industry collaboration is the biggest opportunity in … Read more »

Tradeshift, EcoVadis Team Up on Supply Chain CSR Performance

To help companies better monitor supply chain performance and advance sustainable purchasing, supplier collaboration platform Tradeshift has partnered with EcoVadis, creator of the first collaborative platform providing supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains. The partnership will give Tradeshift customers access to EcoVadis’ supplier sustainability ratings. Companies are under ever-increasing … Read more »

CSR

No One’s Reading Your CSR Report — What Companies Can Do About It

Although 82 percent of Americans expect companies to report on the progress of their social and environmental efforts, only 17 percent of Americans say they have read a corporate social responsibility (CSR) report in the past 12 months, according to the 2015 Cone Communications/Ebiquity Global CSR Study. The study says … Read more »