CSR Food for Thought: A Quintuple Bottom Line

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.

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The CSR Minute: VolunteerMatch Gears Up for National Volunteer Week
3BL Media’s Emily Polk highlights what VolunteerMatch and our clients are doing in support of National Volunteer Week, including the launch of Arbor Day’s Volunteer Center in partnership with Toyota, PetSmart Charities’ People Saving Pets Volunteer Action Day, The Walmart Foundation’s Hunger Map of volunteer opportunities and Exelon Corporations’ employee volunteer day.

International Corporate Volunteering: Experiential Learning Advances Diversity and Communications
Following the CDC Development Solutions International Corporate Volunteerism (ICV) Conference, Alice Korngold recaps the important insights from her panel discussing how ICV can help build cultural bridges.

The Business of Social Investment
Taproot Foundation’s Aaron Hurst interviews PwC’s Shannon Schuyler about the shifting role of business investment in social causes, and how it can impact the workforce.

A Quintuple Bottom Line
Many of us have heard of a triple bottom line – the need for business to balance environmental, social and economic factors. But have you ever heard of a quadruple or even quintuple bottom line? Learn how one writer sees shareholders returns and an ethical framework fitting into the new model for corporate social responsibility.

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens
CR Magazine’s annual list of the best corporate citizens came out this week, and Fast Company’s Ariel Schwartz shares a few words in support and criticizing the ever-controversial topic of what makes a company “good.” But an important thing to note: citizenship means more than just green. It means treating your employees well and empowering your consumers to make a difference, too.

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