Posts Tagged ‘CSR’

When Will Business As Usual Change?

Thursday, December 13, 2012 2:55 Comments Off

Last week was “boot camp”. 200 MBA students engaged in a week of sustainability.   Lectures,  panels, movies, workshops, and case studies. It was an intense period that precedes their projects (we launched 34 student projects at the same time), and is meant to give students an understanding of the issues faced (environmental, social, and economic), […]

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2012 AMCHAM CSR Conference to Focus on Social Innovation

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 0:43 Comments Off

for me, there have been few organizations that have been consistently ahead of the game on CSR in China than the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Founded in 2004/5 by a small group of committed professionals, it was one of the few groups who was doing anything at the time. A time when less […]

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Mapping the Future of Social Innovation

Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:33 2 Comments

When I first saw this map on a Google+ posting I was awed struck by the sheer size of the brand portfolios exist. Of course, I knew for years that these groups were actively consolidating a number pf brands (including the “green” ones), but when it is put onto a map like this … well, […]

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Responsible Firms Act Before Governments Do

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 21:13 Comments Off

building off the presentations and research I have given recently on “Beyond Business As Usual”, one of the common themes of discussion is why and how firms will act when it comes to living up to their responsibility to more than just the bottom line. That, with the cost of externalities of the current business […]

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Why Won’t Firms Do More “Good” With Less Profit?

Friday, August 17, 2012 5:53 Comments Off

Last week,  when I asked my friends on Facebook for their opinion on my recent presentation on Beyond Business As Usual, I was asked by one friend “whatever happened to doing the right thing even if it impacted the bottom line?” It was a great question, and I had two hree reasons why more firms […]

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The Power of Firms to do Good

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 8:31 Comments Off

This evening while speaking with the CSR manager of a large services firm, we were discussing the impact that a CSR manager can have within the firm. It was an interesting conversation because (1) it was centered around corporate volunteering, the structure that a corporation has in place, and the ability of a single person […]

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Moving Beyond Business As Usual Towards Sustainability

Sunday, August 5, 2012 6:36 Comments Off

Last week, in partnership with HK Polytechnic, I co-organized with Poly U an event called the Opportunities Beyond Business as Usual for  nearly 100 alumni and business executives.  An event that came about through discussions about the future of business, and the future of social enterprises, we specifically made the decision to use the two […]

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Upcoming Event: Getting Beyond Business as Usual

Friday, July 13, 2012 20:23 Comments Off
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Equivalency Versus Expediency

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 10:28 Comments Off

For many CSR managers, one of the more challenging (mind numbing) aspects of transacting an international donation can be the regulatory hurdles, and for U.S. firms there are two IRS channels whereby this can be accomplished: 1. Equivalency Determination: Involves gathering a significant amount of background information and documentation from the foreign charity, and then […]

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Developing a Sustainable and Responsible Supply Chain

Sunday, July 1, 2012 0:28 Comments Off

Developing the business case for sustainability is growing easier by the day, and many executives are now identifying areas where their firm is exposed. It is a process that for many, even those with seemingly small operations, can be a difficult and complex one, and in our recent series of articles for Supply Chain Magazine […]

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