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Blog Posts in Corporate Social Responsibility

  • The Future of Sustainability Is Personal

    This post is part of our Voices series, featuring Net Impact leaders around the world who are making a difference on their campuses and in their careers. They’re sharing their insights and their inspirations, in their own words.   Ten members from my Net Impact London Professional Chapter were invited to participate in the Future for Sustainability Summit to share our views as next generation leaders. Held in London, it was a refreshing opportunity to engage with a diverse group of speakers – men and women of all ages, from different fields, and with different backgrounds. ...Read More »

  • How to Scale Your Company’s Societal Impact

    This post is part of our Voices series, featuring Net Impact leaders around the world who are making a difference on their campuses and in their careers. They’re sharing their insights and their inspirations, in their own words.   At a time when the social and environmental stakes are the highest they’ve ever been, leaders often need to break boundaries to bring lasting change. As the theme of the recent 2014 Net Impact Conference, this message was echoed across the more than 100 keynote and breakout sessions. And with attendance by more than 2,500 enthusiastic students and professionals, it was hard not to feel the infectious energy to move forward and tackle some challenges then and there. ...Read More »

  • A Roadmap: Creating a Successful Environmental Employee Engagement Program

    When TD Bank set out to create an environmental employee engagement (EEE) program two years ago, there was no roadmap for how to get there. One year later – through a test and learn process involving broad consultation – the bank has built the support from senior leadership needed to scale the new EEE program across the organization and deliver company-wide results. Increasingly, companies are beginning to recognize that when their workforce is engaged in the environment, there are important business benefits. In fact, 40% of companies across industries have EEE programs in place to integrate the environment into their culture and processes. ...Read More »

  • Beyond the Package: Sustainability Know-How

    How the Life Cycle Assessment process plays a role in creating sustainable packaging. For many people, choosing packaging that can be recycled seems like the most sustainable option. But this isn’t necessarily true. Looking at the issue comprehensively gives us all the information we need to make informed decisions about the most sustainable packaging options. ...Read More »

  • Authentic Leadership Means Revealing Your Whole Self

    For this executive, a winning hand meant leaving her poker face behind. ...Read More »

  • Placemaking: 5 Easy Ways to Build the Human Connection

    In today’s world, we are more “connected” than ever before. I often feel ruled by the technology in my life. Whether it is the constant barrage of text messages coming in or the endless flow of emails on my iPad, there are times when so much “connection” leaves me feeling distant from those around me. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology; but there is also something that is so gratifying about meeting a friend for coffee in a park or going with my daughter to an outdoor craft fair and running into our neighbors. These experiences remind me to focus on a different kind of “connection” — the human connection. ...Read More »

  • Breaking Boundaries to Repair the World

    Liz Maw Net Impact Conference

    Twenty two years ago, a small community of MBA’s and entrepreneurs had a boundary-breaking idea. In the midst of a world where business was often viewed as an evil force, they dared to think differently. United by their vision of a future where business could mean more than making money, they held the first Net Impact Conference. The boundaries we now face are less obvious but no less limiting. In the realm of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), most of the low-hanging fruit has been picked. We’re grappling with barriers that are global in scope and structurally multi-faceted. What’s more, the stakes are higher than ever; persistent poverty, global health epidemics, climate change, and joblessness threaten the lives and livelihoods of billions of people around the world. In early November, our community is coming together to take on the messy, uncomfortable, controversial (yet inspiring and imperative) challenge of breaking boundaries once again. We’ll hear from impact leaders across sectors who are embracing these three strategies for disruptive change. ...Read More »

  • 8 Questions with Paula Thornton Greear

    This ongoing Q&A series profiles a few of the speakers we're looking forward to seeing at this year's Net Impact Conference. Paula is seasoned marketing communications and relationship management executive and will be speaking in our Corporate Impact track. ...Read More »

  • A Day in the Life of a Corporate Idealist

    Landing a coveted CSR job can be hard enough. But challenges don't stop once you're “in.” To get a clear picture of a day in the life of a corporate idealist, we chatted with three industry insiders in our most recent Issues in Depth hangout/call. Here were some of our top takeaways: How to prepare for an impact job Passion and enthusiasm are important prerequisites, but are no substitute for specialized skills – such as analytical acumen or legal knowledge. ...Read More »

  • Snapshot of a Global Career in Sustainability

    From Australia to France and then the United States, the path this Senior Manager of Sustainability has taken winds around the world. ...Read More »