BE Blogs: A Voice for Responsible Business

As part of our sustainability pledge to discuss best practices openly and honestly, we share insights that allow others to effect change in their community. While companies have responsibility to drive change internally, we believe they also can add to their insights and impact by sharing their experience with others.

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Corporate Sustainability is NOT a Political Issue

Jan 11, 2012   //   by Bradley Short   //   Energy, Leadership, Regulation, Social Entrepreneurship, The Environment  //  No Comments

At this contentious time in American politics, it seems like just about everything is becoming a political issue.  Sustainability, sadly, hasn’t been spared the wrath of heated political rhetoric.

The ongoing debate about issues like federal subsidies, climate change mitigation, and natural gas fracking might make corporate sustainability look like a politically divisive thing.  But that’s simply not the case.  Corporate sustainability is as mainstream as it gets, so you’d better commit your company to a greener future if you want to remain competitive in the years to come.

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How Corporate Responsibility Helps Your Company Hire Better

Nov 2, 2011   //   by Bradley Short   //   Company Culture, Featured, Human Resources, Leadership, Operations Management  //  No Comments

We’ve talked about how CSR helps companies before on the BE blog, especially with regard to Gen-Y employees.  Responsible companies are much better at recruiting, engaging, and retaining employees than ones without a sustainable focus.

I got to interview Aman Singh of In Good Company about this very idea for HireBetter’s blog.  (HireBetter is one of BusinessEarth’s portfolio companies.)  In our interview, she laid out how good corporate citizenship helps firms recruit and engage top talent more than ever.

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Does your small business really need CSR?

Oct 20, 2011   //   by Bradley Short   //   Blog, Investors & Stakeholders, Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship  //  1 Comment

Lots of people may ask, “Why should a company implement a corporate social responsibility program?”  But what they really mean is, “Why should my company buy into CSR?”  And it’s a valid question, especially for a small enterprise.  Why should a small company devote the time and resources it takes to become more socially responsible?

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