How Seven Companies Do Good Well

Autodesk, the software company, has published a special edition of Redshift, its publication “dedicated to telling stories about the future of making things in the architecture, infrastructure, construction, and manufacturing industries.” The current issue of the downloadable booklet, How 7 Companies Do Good Well, explores how some exemplary companies are demonstrating their commitment to CSR, with excellent results. The companies— Target, Toyota, Google, Salesforce, Nike, Disney, and yes, Autodesk—share a variety of practices, from energy efficiency to volunteerism, from philanthropy to supporting innovation. All underline the many values of CSR to their company, from employee retention to enhanced profitability. Collectively, they highlight one basic principle: the importance of CSR in 21st century business.

John Howell, Editorial Director