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Workforce For Good: Engaging Employees in Sustainability/CSR

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17 leaders in sustainability and CSR in 12 Midwest Fortune level companies provide a rare inside look to successful employee engagement in sustainability/CSR in the new white paper Workforce For Good available for download at www.workforceforgood.com.

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Trust – Part IV: Corporate Social Responsibility

Part 4 of 4 in series on Trust and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) What are the implications of this model of trust in business? CSR? Sustainability? Leadership? PR?
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability are new for many companies. Corporations may be excellent at producing breakthroughs in pharmaceuticals or be masters in architectural design, yet have few skills in dealing with CSR. Where does this leave us with trusting them? How can a company’s CSR activity engender trust from the doubting public towards that business?

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CSR and the Coming Talent Wars

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Why do talented employees leave companies, often despite good salaries??
I keep hearing this question uttered by talent agents to news casters. They are saying this because, despite the ugly job market, people are jumping ship.
Beyond the typical reasons of bad management, poor working environment, and lack of stimulus – I would say that the top talent are fundamentally looking for something else.

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Interviewed on Hinton Human Capital Show

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Matthew Rochte, LEED AP was interviewed by Stephen Hinton on Blog Talk Radio for the Hinton Human Capital show.
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility: Fact Vs Fiction

In this overview discussion we explored the origins of CSR and sustainability. We could have easily spent a show talking about each of these along with any number of the topics we touched upon: philosophy, buzzwords, green, GHG, LEED, environmental stewardship, sustainable value frameworks, green jobs, innovation, and compliance versus opportunity and innovation, Opportunity Sustainability℠, and how business coaching plays into sustainability leadership. Check out the show.

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Trust – Part III: Build, Destroy, Restore

Part 3 of 4 series on Trust and Corporate Responsibility. In part 2 we introduced a Model of Trust. In this segment we explore how trust is formed, how it can be destroyed, and what can be done to restore trust. It concludes with a case study using the model to rebuild trust.

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CSR – Where to start?

Q: My company wants to start a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.  Where do you start CSR initiatives? A: Done right, CSR is a systematic and strategic approach to business sustainability.  Note:  I will be using sustainability and CSR interchangeably. The first questions to ask you and your company revolve around your company’s intent behind […]

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Social Media and CSR

Check out this thought provoking video on Social Media and Socialnomicstm. Social Media Revolution: Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? This video details out social media facts and figures that are hard to ignore. This video is produced by the author of Socialnomicstm. ~video description on […]

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Great CSR implementation articles on Oct 26th

I regularly tweet about CSR and sustainability issues and every once in a while I run across a good guide, list, or case study.  Today has had a flush of these articles that deserved sharing and preserving a little longer than Twitter does. Communicating Corporate Responsibility: 7 rules for communicating CSR by Logos Institute for […]

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Trust – Part I: The Need for Trust

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Trust in Corporations? Trust in corporations is at an all-time low. For the past 10 years, Edelman has released an annual trust report and according to the 2009 Edelman Trust Barometer, U.S. respondents trust in corporations eroded to 38%, a 20 percentage point decline from 2008 numbers.  This means only a third of the public […]

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Round Wheel Rolls!

Leave it to Mark Fiore to find a humorous way to point out the the paradigm shift and challenges of communicating the need for [fill-in-the-blank] (sustainability,  green business, corporate social responsibility, climate change, green house gas cap and trade, etc.)  Despite the scientific evidence, the peer reviewed journals, the business school program adoption and conversion, […]

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