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Best CSR Reads of 2018

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 As we dive into 2019, I’m sharing my annual list of CSR reads.

These thought-provoking pieces from the past year examine how the field is evolving to create greater societal and business impact. In a review of countless articles shared with me and from across the web, five stood out (in total, they take just over one hour to read):

Socially Responsible Brands Have the Power to Grow Business

Laura Asiala of PYXERA Global Discussed Socially Responsible Brands at the Big Talk: Branding
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WASHINGTON, October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today’s buyers are increasingly choosing purpose-driven brands and those brands are seeing the power being socially responsible holds. Laura Asiala, Vice President of Public Affairs at PYXERA Global shared examples of large, multi-national companies that have built socially responsible brands using different tactics while also growing their business at the Big Talk: Branding October 5, 2016 in Georgetown, D.C.

Aspen Institute Competition Prompts Students to Innovate for the Good of Business and Society

Business & Society International MBA Case Competition
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NEW YORK, N.Y., May 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Nineteen MBA students – selected from more than 1,000 worldwide – have won a share of nearly $35,000 in scholarship money by tackling a real-life business decision at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social and environmental impact. 

From SXSW to CMF2015 >> A Video Message from the United Nations Foundation's Aaron Sherinian

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The Cause Marketing Forum team just returned from an exhilarating South by Southwest conference, where the United Nations Foundation hosted an entire track and lounge focused on social good (#SXGood).

When it comes to innovation in the global nonprofit space, the United Nations Foundation is leading the charge, activating their corporate partnerships in ways that push the boundaries for business and social impact. For this leadership, the UN Foundation takes home top honors as this year's Golden Halo Award winner for Nonprofits.

Raising Capital: Challenges and Opportunities for Socially Responsible Businesses and Social Enterprises

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This is a guest post by Cutting Edge Capital

Raising capital from banks, venture capitalists, and professional investors is a challenge—especially when your business falls into the category of a social enterprise or socially responsible business (“SE/SRB”). Despite the best efforts of SE/SRBs at sorting out financial projections, putting together business plans, applying for loans, and making presentations (a.k.a. pitching), most will be turned away by these types of investors.

The Aspen Institute and BNY Mellon Recognize MBA Student Innovators

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NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Twenty MBA students – selected from nearly 1,000 competitors worldwide – competed for a share of $30,000 in scholarship money by tackling a real-life business challenge at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social and environmental impact. 

Johnson & Johnson Adds New Products to Earthwards Line; Illinois Legislature Passes Benefit Corp Bills - CSR Minute for March 8, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Good Business New York Style Sizzles at Good-b!

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 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 21, 2011 - It’s a Hot Time in the Old City - New York that is. In case you are thinking we are referring to the “weather,” we are not! The Hot Time in the Big Apple is the launch of the new face of Good-b…aka Good Business International, Inc. a new media company dedicated to building a better world through small sustainable business and enlightened big business leadership on Good-b Radio

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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