CSR Food for Thought: Forbes Research Shows Volunteerism is Central to Corporate Philanthropy

The CSR Food for Thought series is a weekly roundup of relevant news from around the Web, presented to you in one bite-sized blog post.

 

 

 

Corporate Giving: Executives Aren’t Just Writing Checks Anymore
As companies work toward not just giving back, but giving back effectively, employee volunteerism is taking over philanthropy as the strategy of choice. Nope, this is not a VolunteerMatch-supported PSA, it’s the latest research from Forbes Insights series. The study interviewed 311 corporate leaders to determine how they support social and environmental initiatives.

How the Best Corporate Citizens Weather the Great Recession
Want to know how the best corporate citizens engage in cross-sector collaboration? Read these insights on Sustainable Business Forum. Many come as music to our ears, echoing tips we published this week about building successful corporate/nonprofit partnerships.

Ratings, Rankings And The World’s Most Sustainable Company
Journalist Marc Gunther admits he’s hard to impress with sustainability rankings. But the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies is one he’s willing to support. A key finding of the report – sustainable companies are more profitable, with more than 11% better ROI based on the MSCI All Country World Index. Want to know who crawled to the top? Check out the research website for detailed analysis.

The Relationship between Consumers and Business is Changing From the Bottom Up
BSR’s Aaron Kramer led a session this week at Davos that articulated how consumers can be active innovators, helping companies shape a responsible future for business. He notes that “’bottom up transformation’ is equally important to economic recovery, and consumers may well be part of that.”

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