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30 01, 2019

Gillette Got it Wrong – Plus Two More 2019 CSR Trends NOT to Follow

By |2019-01-30T17:29:13+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Two weeks ago, Gillette launched a new advertising campaign and in the process made its brand the centerpiece of controversy. Maybe that was the intended consequence - to generate conversation about a brand that has been struggling to regain lost marketshare. But if that is the goal, does Gillette really want to create controversy from [...]

18 12, 2018

A Christmas Wish for CSR 2019

By |2018-12-19T19:11:06+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Soon blogs across all industries will be awash with predictions of trends for 2019. As I reflected on one year coming to a close and prepare for the new, I decided not to predict a trend. Predictions for a new year, after all, are totally dependent on market forces to sort out over the next [...]

25 09, 2018

SDG Reporting & CSR Software (Part 2)

By |2018-12-18T20:58:22+00:00September 25th, 2018|

We set out to answer a simple question: What are the SDG reporting capabilities of current CSR software? Then we learned that the "simple question" wasn't so simple. Join us in Part 2 of this two-part series as we explore examples of SDG reporting hard at work. In Part 1, we addressed the reality that Corporate [...]

5 09, 2018

SDG Reporting & CSR Software (Part 1)

By |2018-09-25T16:06:39+00:00September 5th, 2018|

In 2015, the United Nations published a collection of 17 "sustainable development goals", or SDGs. The goal is simple enough: transform for the better the world in which we live. And ever since, the list of SDG reporting questions has grown: How should companies track, organize and communicate SDG metrics? Should we be reporting statistics [...]

2 07, 2018

Here Comes the Flexible Giving Account: An Interview with Dan Rashke

By |2018-12-18T20:58:51+00:00July 2nd, 2018|

What if we could do for charitable giving what the 401k has done for retirement savings? Well, maybe we can! Enter the Flexible Giving Account. A Flexible Giving Account, or FGA, is a pre-tax payroll deduction that would make it easier for employees to give to charity while creating much needed incentives for employees and [...]

18 06, 2018

Increase Employee Participation: Change the World 1% at a Time

By |2018-06-18T19:49:17+00:00June 18th, 2018|

One percent of anything doesn't sound like much, does it? For example, in the CSR world, if I wrote a blog article every week about how important a 1% increase in employee participation is, how quickly would you tune me out? After all, is a discussion about employee participation worth the effort if all we [...]

23 05, 2018

Faith and Workplace Giving: a CSR Success Formula (Really?)

By |2018-05-24T18:44:48+00:00May 23rd, 2018|

Faith is a touchy subject when it comes to the workplace. Critics tell us that faith has no place in the workplace, that faith is a private matter. Employers often fear that "faith and the workplace" means employees will proselytize. Corporate lawyers tell HR to stay away from the subject. And many people simply worry [...]