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Corporate Social Responsibility

Smart Power Opens Minds, Opens Markets

May 25, 2013 by Richard Crespin

smart power

When companies combine their hard and soft power in "smart power" partnerships with government agencies and non-governmental organizations, everyone benefits.[read more]

Rise of Islamic Politics: Another Mode of Global Capitalism?

May 21, 2013 by Crane and Matten

Islam as capitalism?

One can argue that much of what made Protestantism the ideological midwife of modern capitalism can now be applied to many contemporary streams of political Islam.[read more]

Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

May 15, 2013 by Mark Whitman

CSR and profits

No longer is the term ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ a novel idea amongst businesses. A 2011 sustainability study by MIT showed that sustainability, in the US at least, now plays a permanent part in 70% of corporate agendas.[read more]

What Are the Benefits of CSR?

May 1, 2013 by Mark Whitman

sustainability and profits

There’s nothing like prefacing an article with a colossal question – what are the benefits of CSR? A question that is both difficult to pose and incredibly difficult to answer.[read more]

CSR on Your Resume: 5 ways

April 24, 2013 by Bushra Azhar

CSR on your resume

By only looking for people with CSR experience, companies are depriving themselves of talent that could be a great fit for CSR, yet never worked in that role.[read more]

Is Corporate Zoo Sponsorship a Real Contribution to Conservation?

April 16, 2013 by Mark Whitman

sponsoring zoos

While the proportion of most zoos’ incomes derived from corporate sponsorship is generally small, the question remains as to whether this type of funding is ethically used.[read more]

Want To Be A Global Ambassador for Social Good? [VIDEO]

April 11, 2013 by David Connor

your big year

Sometimes the world can feel like an overwhelmingly big place and we, as individuals, can do little on our own to make it better against the tide of challenges and barriers, especially our own self-limiting beliefs.[read more]

CSR: Margaret Thatcher’s Unacknowledged Grandchild

April 9, 2013 by Crane and Matten

The Iron Lady

CSR can be seen as some sort of unacknowledged grandchild of Mrs Thatcher: a knock-on effect of her policies, but certainly not one she would have approved of.[read more]

Why Sustainability Isn't Sticking with the CXO Office

March 28, 2013 by William Newman

No doubt the issue of sustainability is on the minds of executives. Countless studies confirm this. The now-infamous UN Global Compact Survey (2010) indicated 93% of global executives believed sustainability would have an impact or a profound impact on their operations.[read more]

Rethinking Charity: Increasing Overhead [VIDEO]

March 23, 2013 by David Connor

rethinking charity

The big challenge is to encourage a significantly stronger entrepreneurial approach to social impact and mitigate the unease created by the increased blurring of the boundaries.[read more]

Cause: Eat, Drink, Be Merry, Do Good

March 18, 2013 by Marc Gunther


Imagine a bar and restaurant that, like Newman’s Own, gives all of its profits to charity. That’s the idea behind Cause, a philanthropub that opened last October in Washington, D.C.[read more]

The Pros and Cons of Being Big

March 17, 2013 by Kevin Moss

Oxfam's new campaign

A new report analyzes the largest food companies across a range of sustainability dimensions, including nutrition and obesity, environment, tracing and trust, poverty and international development.[read more]