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Target’s Employee Well-Being Program Boosts Sales, and AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions is Ranked as Fast-Growing Company in New Jersey - Health Minute for November 20, 2012

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Target’s employee well-being program, which includes a dedicated website, has boosted sales and increased employee retention in the two years since it was launched, according to the company’s Director of Organizational Effectiveness. The “Target Best Health” website helps employees to learn more about how to maintain their well-being and choose health insurance options. Target rolled out its well-being initiative to its 365,000 employees in 2010.

The Brand Series Webinar: How Are Major Brands Engaging Employees in CSR?

What's the True Impact of your Employee Volunteering program?
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Retail brands like Target are a huge supplier of jobs, a middle-house for the goods of signature suppliers, an expected neighbor within the American mall landscape, and at some level, maturing corporate citizens.  A robust corporate citizenship prowess addresses a number of factors:  sustainability practices, supply chain ethics, philanthropy, workplace giving, employee volunteering, and more. Many large retail companies have initiatives of note that seek to address these areas.  But, for purposes of this article, here’s the question: are the icons of retail intentionally engaging their employees in their citizenship endeavors?  And, if so, what are they doing?  What follows is not a report card on overall citizenship, but rather a deeper dive into each one’s strategy for engaging their employees in the citizenship initiatives surrounding employee volunteering and workplace giving.

If you’d like to engage in a dialogue about how to use this kind of data to create a compelling story that will engage your stakeholders and your employees, join us for a 15 minute webinar on October 16 at 12pm EST. (Register here.) In this webinar, Farron Levy of True Impact and Chris Jarvis of Realized Worth will discuss the difference between activities and impacts - and how to talk about your program in a way that goes beyond numbers. Click on the link for more info and to reserve your space.

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Retail brands like Target are a huge supplier of jobs, a middle-house for the goods of signature suppliers, an expected neighbor within the American mall landscape, and at some level, maturing corporate citizens.  A robust corporate citizenship prowess addresses a number of factors:  sustainability practices, supply chain ethics, philanthropy, workplace giving, employee volunteering, and more. Many large retail companies have initiatives of note that seek to address these areas.  But, for purposes of this article, here’s the question: are the icons of retail intentionally engaging their employees in their citizenship endeavors?  And, if so, what are they doing?  What follows is not a report card on overall citizenship, but rather a deeper dive into each one’s strategy for engaging their employees in the citizenship initiatives surrounding employee volunteering and workplace giving.

If you’d like to engage in a dialogue about how to use this kind of data to create a compelling story that will engage your stakeholders and your employees, join us for a 15 minute webinar on October 16 at 12pm EST. (Register here.) In this webinar, Farron Levy of True Impact and Chris Jarvis of Realized Worth will discuss the difference between activities and impacts - and how to talk about your program in a way that goes beyond numbers. Click on the link for more info and to reserve your space.

Eventbrite - What's the True Impact of your Employee Volunteering program?

 

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Releases New Online Tool; Hormel Foods Sets Environmental Goals; SiMPACT Strategy Group Reports on SROI - CSR Minute for August 1, 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.

Four New Rules to Corporate Responsibility

A blog from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's Executive Forum
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The origins of Target’s corporate responsibility philosophy began many years ago out of a modest-sized department store called Dayton’s Dry Goods. At that time, our founder, George Draper Dayton, proclaimed that our business must maintain “the higher ground of stewardship.” It was at that moment when Target’s reputation for dependable merchandise, fair business practices, and a generous spirit of giving was born.

Connecting with Consumers by Investing in Communities

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Recently it was announced the American retail chain, Target, will be arriving in Canada. As consumers anxiously await the discount retailer’s arrival, Canadian companies such as Sears and HBC are preparing for the entrance of foreign retail competition. 

While companies look to differentiate themselves among their US rivals, LBG Canada believes investing in communities is a valuable way for established retailers to stand apart from foreign competitors.

Greenpeace Releases Report on ‘Best and Worst’ of Sustainable Seafood Retailers

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There are few issues of greater importance to humanity than the health of the world's oceans. Covering just over 70% of the Earth's surface, oceans are the most significant geological feature on the planet. According to the UN, over 200 million people are completely dependent on fishing as a source of livelihood and nourishment. Therefore, the Food and Agriculture Organization's estimate that "…over 70% of the world's fish species are either fully exploited or depleted." is nothing short of alarming. Although many

CSRminute: Ben & Jerry's/Target/VolunteerMatch Challenge Colbert to Ice Cream Test; Cone Study Says 83% Want More "Cause" in Their Products

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible 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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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible 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.

VolunteerMatch Challenges Stephen Colbert To Ice Cream Taste-Off

VolunteerMatch’s Berry Voluntary versus Colbert’s Americone Dream – fans can now go online to vote for their favorite. But will Stephen Colbert accept an on-air challenge?
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) September 13, 2010 - To support the work of VolunteerMatch.org, Ben & Jerry's and Target have created a new ice cream flavor, Berry Voluntary, sold exclusively at Target Stores. Today, VolunteerMatch issued a challenge to Stephen Colbert – star of the Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" and the inspiration for the Ben & Jerry's flavor Americone Dream – to see who has the better tasting and more popular ice cream.

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