I've been enjoying GreenBiz's coverage of Rio+20 this week. In their piece about environmental public-private partnerships, writers Tensie Wheland (Rainforest Alliance) and John Williams (Domtar Corporation) write:
In Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steven Jobs, a transformative moment occurs when Jobs returns to Apple (where he’d been fired a few years before) and rescues the company from collapse.
Recently I interviewed the Vice President of Public Social Responsibility at Allstate, Vicky Dinges (pictured below). We talked about why domestic violence is a cornerstone of the Allstate Foundation and how this issue is a reflection of Allstate's core mission.
[Editor's Note: This topic is the theme of our International Women's Day Event on March 8 at the United Nations, titled "The Role of Business in Empowering Women" (tweetchat: #CSRwomen).
A trip through Liberia, West Africa led two women to co-found the Adventure Project, a nonprofit organization that seeks to end extreme poverty in this lifetime by increasing investments in effective social ventures.
If you have ever traveled to Haiti, you know as well as I do there is one defining characteristic that you can’t miss: the entrepreneurial spirit that the Haitian people possess everywhere you go.
This is going to be a difficult year on a number of fronts for the corporate social responsibility field. The presidential election campaign season will undoubtedly have various squalls and arguments that will have some kind of CSR dimension. The Eurocrisis could have a number of ripple effects.
On October 20-23, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) convened an extensive group of professionals from multinational corporations, consultancies, NGOs, and governments at its annual conference, titled “Reset Economy. Reset World.”