CSR Food For Thought: It’s All About the Metrics

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

CSR Food for ThoughtCorporate Volunteering: The Measurement Framework You Need
From Realized Worth:
You’re capturing data on your employee volunteer program. But is it the right data? Corey Diamond of Realized Worth walks us through the best metrics to spend your time on.

Want to hear more about how to measure your program? Check out this post on the importance of qualitative metrics.

How Corporate Social Responsibility is Really About Paying it Forward
From LRN:
Why did Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos fall from #1 on the Harvard Business Review’s 100 “Best-Performing CEOs of the World” in 2014 to #87 in 2015? I’ll give you a hint that involves three letters. C-S-R. Corporate social responsibility is evolving, and this is just one more occurrence that proves it.

Farmers’ Insurance Helps Launch a Disaster Recovery Playbook
According to this article, the best CSR programs are ones that play on the expertise of the company and its employees, and aligns with business objectives. We couldn’t agree more. And Farmers’ Insurance’s new Disaster Recovery Playbook is a shining example.

Significant Stat: Employees Who Volunteer
From Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center:
I won’t give it away, but this short post contains a very impressive statistic about employee volunteers.

Want more on this topic? Check out these three reasons to volunteer as a company.

Is CSR Dead? Oh No, Not that Question Again…
From Triple Pundit:
Yes, we’ve been hearing this question asked for a while now. And no, there’s still not a clear answer. But we can look at some activities that have been going on in the CSR space, and forge our own opinions.

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