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Upcoming CSR Conference: 2012 Social Enterprise Conference


Friday, October 5th, The Social Enterprise Program of the Columbia Business School (Columbia University – New York) will host the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference.  According to the conference website, the conference ” brings together thought leaders from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents guests with the opportunity to partake in the most important business and societal conversation of this new era.” Continue reading


Upcoming CSR Conference: 5th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility – The Future of CSR

October 4-6 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will host the 5th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility – The Future of CSR.  The conference website describes the conference as Continue reading

CSR Learning Opportunities Part 3

Centre for Sustainability Excellence

As a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Training Provider, the Centre for Sustainability Excellence (CSE) hosts training seminars for organizations and institutions including sessions such as certified corporate social responsibility practitioner, carbon footprint analysis, life cycle analysis and climate change leadership. Continue reading

CSR Learning Opportunities Part 2

Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management offers a Certificate in Strategic Corporate Social  Responsibility within their Executive Education program.  The program is designed for business executives and managers and is taught at a graduate level. The course does not have pre-requisites.  The certificate program takes place over two full days at the Graziadio Villa Executive Center in Malibu, CA. Continue reading

Kia motors give Green Light to CSR in Tanzania

Another good example of global CSR efforts. We’re always on the look out to pass along information regarding current CSR initiatives.

Marketing NGOs

Hats off to Kia Motors who earlier this week unveiled its five-year Corporate Social Responsibility Project that is worth as estimated $12 million (but to put that in contect the company earned $2.02 billion in 2010 alone).

In Tanzania they’re already seeing the benefits of the project with the opening of a new educational facility, the Maendeleo Secondary School at Wazo ward in Kinondoni municipality which jointly constructed by a Korean not-for-profit organization, Good Neighbours  and Kia Motors which also donated four Kia pick-up trucks for the school.

Kia Motors Chairman, Mr Cho Kwi Hyun, said the school’s construction is part of a five year project dubbed Green Light which is carried out by his company in different regions in the country. “As part of its corporate social responsibility, Kia Motors is giving something back to the society with a view to enlighten and support the less privileged in many…

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May I Have Your Attention, Please: Creative Ways to Give

Forty six percent of corporate giving is done with cash gifts according to the recent CECP survey 2011 Giving In Numbers. However, with more companies participating in philanthropy, CSR leaders must develop eye-catching and original programs in order to stand out from the crowd. Timberland partnered with Ringo Starr on the “Canvas that Cares” eco-footwear contest, while Groupon employed its daily deal platform for the Feeding America Grassroots campaign. Rock stars and witty copy writers turned these joint ventures into dynamic partnerships that allowed both the corporation and the partner charity to reach an expanded consumer base. The benefits of innovative philanthropy are too cool to ignore.

Groupon, Inc., in particular, is doing an exemplary job of spearheading creative giving campaigns.  In fact, Groupon’s very origins are tied to its precursor, The Point, a group action Continue reading

Everyone is Getting Involved: Engage Employees to Create a Better Culture

A corporation’s identity is not only defined by its business practices, but also by the conduct of its employees. Good people are at the heart of every good corporation, and smart executives recognize that each dedicated member of their workforce is a brand ambassador. CSR is expanding to include creative programs designed to engage employees in the company as a whole. Corporate gift matching, community service days, and student mentoring programs strengthen an internal sense of community and build employee loyalty, all while contributing to the greater good at the core of CSR initiatives. Continue reading

eCertificates Now Available on DonationXchange

eCertificates are now available on DonationXchange! To make your donation request process easier, DonationXchange has integrated a new feature that allows organizations to retrieve and use certificates, tickets, and vouchers electronically.  The integration of the new feature enables you to send donated tickets and certificates instantaneously, saving you time and money.  Contact DonationXchange for more information at 877.513.7627.

How likely are you to take a company’s corporate giving initiatives into account before making a purchase?

Consumers Demand Brands That Give

In addition to expecting quality products and services, 94 percent of consumers want companies to engage in best business practices and make a positive impact on society, according to the 2011 Cone/Echo Global CR Opportunity Study. From environmental sustainability to reducing poverty, consumers want corporations to address critical issues and reinvest resources for a better world. Continue reading