Corporate Citizenship

Workplace Giving: 6 Trends for Companies to Consider (Part 2)

The Landscape of Workplace Giving: What You Need to Know to Engage Your Employees
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Doing well by doing good: it’s not just a corporate catch phrase or nice-to-do anymore, it’s a must do for a growing number of businesses. A growing number of people expect businesses to not only “do good” but to provide opportunities for them to give back to causes that resonate with them. “Giving back” isn’t limited to consumer scenarios: employees also want to work for companies that care.  Following are 6 key trends for companies to consider around the changing landscape of workplace giving (this is Part 2 which highlights the final 3 trends).

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Doing well by doing good: it’s not just a corporate catch phrase or nice-to-do anymore, it’s a must do for a growing number of businesses. A growing number of people expect businesses to not only “do good” but to provide opportunities for them to give back to causes that resonate with them. “Giving back” isn’t limited to consumer scenarios: employees also want to work for companies that care.  Following are 6 key trends for companies to consider around the changing landscape of workplace giving (this is Part 2 which highlights the final 3 trends).

U.S. Chamber Names 20 ‘Companies that Care’ as Award Finalists

‘Despite Current Economic Uncertainty, Companies Continue to Care about Giving Back,’ Jordan Says
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Washington, D.C. - September 15, 2010 - Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) announced 20 companies that are finalists for the 11th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards, the nation’s highest honor for businesses engaging in corporate and social responsibility.  The awards are organized into four categories: U.S. Community Service, International Community Service, Business-Nonprofit Partnership, and Corporate Stewardship.

IKEA - Going Cheap On Community Investment

IKEA's latest cause marketing campaign The Life Improvement Project strikes me as fairly uninformed and somewhat self-indulgent. What do you think?
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In the rapidly growing field of Corporate Social Responsibility, the singular focus of Realized Worth is corporate volunteering. Without exception, we believe that employee engagement is essential to every successful CSR program. In this blog you will find news and current issues, best practices, valuable tips and tricks, and applicable insights.

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In the rapidly growing field of Corporate Social Responsibility, the singular focus of Realized Worth is corporate volunteering. Without exception, we believe that employee engagement is essential to every successful CSR program. In this blog you will find news and current issues, best practices, valuable tips and tricks, and applicable insights.

Chamber Names 20 Responsive and Responsible Businesses 2010 Awards Finalists

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One of our most highly anticipated announcements of the year took place this morning. The energy around this announcement kicked off my day to a great start!

Twenty companies made it onto our annual “companies that care” list. Collectively, these 20 are the 2010 finalists for the annual Corporate Citizenship Awards, recognized as one of the highest distinctions for responsive and responsible businesses.

Accelerating Change – We Can’t Do It Alone

Microsoft's citizenship "Accelerator Summit," a day of open discussion on how technology and partnerships can accelerate change and solve some of the world's toughest issues
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Posted by Pamela Passman

Corporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Microsoft 

Boston College reports get to root of corporate citizenship, community involvement success

Competency models outline what it takes for leaders to excel
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, Mass. (January 27, 2010)  – Corporate citizenship and community involvement are emerging as critical management challenges for business but there is little guidance for companies on what it takes to manage corporate citizenship effectively. To help the professionals in these fields meet these challenges, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship has just released two new publications that examine the role, the responsibilities and the leadership competencies required to excel.

Boston College publication examines corporate social reporting

Report provides “User’s Guide” to companies’ CSR accounts
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, Mass. (January 26, 2010) – The number of companies reporting on the social and environmental impacts of their business is growing dramatically, and along with it the variety of those reports and their content. To help readers weigh the value of the information in those reports and compare their quality, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Institute for Responsible Investment has released, “How to Read a Corporate Social Responsibility Report: A User’s Guide”.

Boston College programs help companies create corporate citizenship strategy, leverage community partnerships

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The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is offering two programs in February to help companies with their corporate citizenship strategy and corporate community partnerships.

      Creating a Comprehensive Corporate Citizenship Strategy

  • Learn how to identify and prioritize material issues that will shape your company’s approach to corporate citizenship

  • Learn how to organize and align the key elements of a corporate citizenship strategy for your company

  • Learn how to conduct an inventory of current corporate citizenship activities

    Leveraging Corporate-Community Partnerships
     

  • Learn what to look for in a partner

  • Understand what elements are essential for effective, long-term partnerships

  • Learn how to reduce miscommunication and other unfortunate events

  • Explore how to assess the effectiveness of current partnerships

  • Discover what is needed to take existing partnerships to the next level

  • Learn how to effectively exit unproductive partnerships

February 24-26, Atlanta

Click here for more information on these and other programs.

Press Release

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is offering two programs in February to help companies with their corporate citizenship strategy and corporate community partnerships.

      Creating a Comprehensive Corporate Citizenship Strategy

  • Learn how to identify and prioritize material issues that will shape your company’s approach to corporate citizenship

  • Learn how to organize and align the key elements of a corporate citizenship strategy for your company

  • Learn how to conduct an inventory of current corporate citizenship activities

    Leveraging Corporate-Community Partnerships
     

  • Learn what to look for in a partner

  • Understand what elements are essential for effective, long-term partnerships

  • Learn how to reduce miscommunication and other unfortunate events

  • Explore how to assess the effectiveness of current partnerships

  • Discover what is needed to take existing partnerships to the next level

  • Learn how to effectively exit unproductive partnerships

February 24-26, Atlanta

Click here for more information on these and other programs.

Boston College survey finds businesses staying the course on community involvement

Volunteering, philanthropy and other corporate programs withstand economic crisis
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, Mass. (January 12, 2010) – A Boston College survey of more than 300 North American companies in a variety of industries reveals that despite the economic crisis, businesses have forged ahead with community involvement efforts as part of a continued commitment to corporate citizenship.

Boston College MBA students compete to propose socially responsible business for Verizon

Company funds summer internships for winning team at Center for Corporate Citizenship
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) - January 7, 2010 - Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Twenty teams of MBA students in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management recently competed to propose ideas that could both create innovative business opportunities for the major telecommunications firm Verizon and do good. In the end, one team came up with a proposal designed to make their student competitors and the competitors of the business green with envy.

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