CSRminute: BSR Releases GlobeScan Research on Sustainable Business; The Extraordinaries Launches Sparked.com for Online Volunteerism

Nov 8, 2010 11:45 AM ET

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Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Monday, November 8th:

Business for Social Responsibility released its latest research report, “The State of Sustainable Business Poll 2010,” last week at its annual conference in New York. Conducted by Globe Scan Research, an international opinion research consultancy, the report collected data from 377 professionals from BSR member companies and organizations. The key findings? Business leaders remain focused on sustainability despite economic uncertainty, and nearly all plan to maintain or increase spending on their CSR programs. Also, respondents think innovating for sustainability is a critical driver of overall business success and leadership.

The Extraordinaries, a for-profit social enterprise, has announced the launch of the world’s first micro-volunteering network. A new web site, Sparked.com, makes it possible for time-crunched professionals to complete volunteer work online. Employees from Kraft Foods, Google, and SAP are among the first to use the system for nonprofits such as the Grameen Foundation, the American Red Cross, and Room to Read.

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