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Is Social Innovation the Future of the Economy? | ParisTech Review

Is Social Innovation the Future of the Economy? | ParisTech Review | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it

As a theme, social innovation emerged in the 1960s, driven by management theorists like Peter Drucker and social entrepreneurs such as Michael Young, founder of the Open University. But only in the last decade has it really taken off, by redrawing the sometimes blurry line between business and civil society, one drawing inspiration from the other and vice versa.

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Three questions at the United Nations about business and human rights | CanadianBusiness.com

Three questions at the United Nations about business and human rights | CanadianBusiness.com | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
Human rights are important, but implementation raises plenty of challenges.
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World population to reach 7 BILLION in next few days

World population to reach 7 BILLION in next few days | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
It is most likely that the seventh billion baby will be born in the Asia-Pacific region - where the population growth rate is higher than anywhere else in the world.
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Essential, Elusive Leadership: Finding Balance | SustainAbility

Essential, Elusive Leadership: Finding Balance | SustainAbility | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it

The third in a series of breakfast discussions about leadership, trust and value in sustainability. (...) Whatever the reason, a different balance was evident in the Bay Area group’s assessment of past effort and impact. While not rejecting DC and London conclusions that macro environmental and social indicators have trended down significantly, it was suggested early in the discussion that we might see what’s been done as at least reasonable if not remarkable given the massive complexity of the challenges faced, and (all things considered) the short period of time even a sliver of business, non-profit and public sector leaders have been coming to grips with them. The group as a whole seemed to embrace this perspective, which gave a unique spin to the overall discussion, making a greater proportion solutions-oriented. Some of the most interesting and useful observations and ideas included comprise the (apologies Steven Spielberg) ‘Super 8’ below. (...)

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Muhammad Yunus's New Idea for the Poor | Asia Sentinel

Muhammad Yunus's New Idea for the Poor | Asia Sentinel | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it

"Partnership with major corporations to build what he calls Social Business In 2006, the Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, had what he described as a “casual lunch” with Franck Riboud, the chairman and chief executive officer on the Groupe Danone dairy giant in Paris..."

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Integrated Reporting: can it solve the sustainability information gap? | ZDNet

Integrated Reporting: can it solve the sustainability information gap? | ZDNet | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
Integrated Reporting is the latest buzzword for financial, non financial and sustainability reporting.
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Irresponsible Corporate Responsibility: Doing Good Isn’t Always Done Well | Business 2 Community

Irresponsible Corporate Responsibility: Doing Good Isn’t Always Done Well | Business 2 Community | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
With all the right intentions, hoards of companies – large & small, franchised & wholly owned, domestic & international - have accepted the...
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CSR Means True Partnerships | Forbes

CSR Means True Partnerships | Forbes | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
This month I sat down with John Perkins, the author of the New York Times bestseller,  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and many other titles, and former chief economist at a major international consulting firm.
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CSR in Annual Reports: 7 Conflicting Trends | Forbes

CSR in Annual Reports: 7 Conflicting Trends | Forbes | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
Public companies in the U.S. are, by law, only required to disclose financial results. Then why are a majority of annual reports increasingly addressing social responsibility, sustainable practices and corporate giving?
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What a population of 7 billion people means for the planet | Guardian

What a population of 7 billion people means for the planet | Guardian | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
Yale Environment 360: With global population expected to surpass 7 billion people this year, the staggering impact on the environment is hard to ignore...
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Let’s do away with CSR

Let’s do away with CSR | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
CSR is, at best, a distraction and, at worst, a way to set “responsibility” apart from a company’s core. Businesses should enhance life and promote human flourishing.
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Doubling Down on the Single Bottom Line | Triple Pundit

Doubling Down on the Single Bottom Line | Triple Pundit | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
By Ryan Cabinte Daniel Altman and Jonathan Berman’s recent paper, The Single Bottom Line, caused a stir in sustainability circles last week, partially...
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Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborating for Bottom Line Benefits | Triple Pundit

Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborating for Bottom Line Benefits | Triple Pundit | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. By Cindy Mehallow Do companies compete over CSR?
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Top 10 CSR Moments of 2011 - Corporate Social Responsibility | Corporate Social Responsibility

Top 10 CSR Moments of 2011 - Corporate Social Responsibility | Corporate Social Responsibility | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it

Enjoy our global celebration of some of the most exciting and inspirational CSR moments during the last 12 months.

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How CSR became big business | Bill Durodié

How CSR became big business | Bill Durodié | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
Corporate social responsibility allows governments to avoid accountability and gives companies a sense of purpose.
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10 Communication Strategies to Engage Employees in Sustainability

10 Communication Strategies to Engage Employees in Sustainability | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
Even the best of sustainability intentions will struggle to take off without getting your employees on board. Susan McPherson at Fenton offers a 10-point checklist for successful communications.
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Sustainability Thought Leadership: Shift or Show? | Matter Network

Sustainability Thought Leadership: Shift or Show? | Matter Network | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it

What if your thought leadership got you very little recognition today but contributed to an incredibly significant cultural shift that made a positive difference for generations to come? It is an interesting question at a time when business leadership should be poised to jumpstart the sustainability movement, but could a preference for “show” keep the desperately needed “shift” from happening?

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The 21st Century Supply Chain Executive: Global and Green | SDCExec

The 21st Century Supply Chain Executive: Global and Green | SDCExec | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
Strong leadership is critical to succeed in the complex world of sustainability, and best-in-class companies are bolstering their procurement talent management efforts to meet this challenge...
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Measuring social performance is difficult but essential | Guardian

Measuring social performance is difficult but essential | Guardian | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
Whilst assessing a company's financial performance is straightforward, judging its social impact presents more of a challenge, says Oliver Balch...
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Can CSR weather the recessionary storms? | The Independant

Can CSR weather the recessionary storms? | The Independant | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it

In the wake of a brutal economic downturn, businesses have taken a long, hard
look at discretionary expenditure and so-called soft budgets such as
marketing services or corporate responsibility.
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International Yearbook Showcases Corporate Sustainability Through Business Practices | CSR NEWS

International Yearbook Showcases Corporate Sustainability Through Business Practices | CSR NEWS | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
(New York) – The third edition of the Global Compact International Yearbook, which spotlights corporate sustainability through entrepreneurial commitments and...
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How the Sustainability Frontier Keeps Moving | Forbes

How the Sustainability Frontier Keeps Moving | Forbes | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
As Alice learns from the Red Queen in Through the Looking Glass,...
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The trouble with green product ratings | Fortune

The trouble with green product ratings | Fortune | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
When Wal-Mart said it would sponsor a 'sustainability index' to rank the planet-friendliness of consumer goods, it had no idea how hard the task would be. Now others are jumping into the rating game. Can it even be done?
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The Corporate Responsibility to Prevent Corruption | Forbes

The Corporate Responsibility to Prevent Corruption | Forbes | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
This post was written by Amol Mehra and Ajoke Agbool Earlier this year a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was charged with conspiracy and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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Why Is Business Blind to the Potential Profits from Sustainability?

Why Is Business Blind to the Potential Profits from Sustainability? | Must reads from @CSRExecs | Scoop.it
Measurement of the environmental aspects of a business is equivalent to an x-ray or CAT scan to find the maladies in a business system and supply chain which can be addressed and cured.
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