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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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.


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?


Systematic Corporate Social Responsibility: Go All-In!

Mar 31, 2011   //   by Bradley Short   //   Blog, Company Culture, Operations Management  //  2 Comments

I watched a fascinating panel discussion this morning led by Aman Singh that had the charge of “Reimagining CSR as an Engine of Innovation, Profitability & Purpose.” Her esteemed panel, including, among others, Seventh Generation’s Jeffrey Hollender and author Carol Sanford, kept leading me back to a single idea about corporate social responsibility: CSR is no add-on activity.  Once you decide to be a responsible company, responsibility must be systematic.  To do it right, you have to go all-in!




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