COMMIT!Forum 2017

Brands Taking Stands

The Corporate Responsibility Association and CR Magazine are proud to present the annual COMMIT!Forum, the leading event for corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability practitioners. This year’s theme is Brands Taking Stands: The Role of the CR Practitioner as Companies Make Their Voices Heard.

To spark dialog and engagement prior to the event, CR Magazine created an editorial series on the same topic. Follow along from now until October 11 at thecro.com and triplepundit.com, or better yet, see us in DC at the conference! Click here for more information.

Paper Doesn’t (Just) Grow on Trees: Rolland Innovates Smarter Paper

It is arguably counter-productive to think our modern business world will ever be entirely “paperless.” Focusing instead on production, consumption, and the supply…

Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Roundup: Whirlpool Corporation

While in Detroit for Sustainable Brands, CR Magazine spoke with Ron Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool Corporation. Ron is also on the Board of Directors…

170 Years of Lighting DC: How WGL Plans for a More Sustainable Future

WGL Holdings' commitment to keeping D.C. heated and electrified has never wavered, even 169 years after its founding. Its mission of keeping the…

Apparel Industry Stands by the Higg Index

It’s hard to imagine two brands more different  than Walmart and Patagonia, yet in 2009 they aligned their unique strengths and issued a…

Case Study: How WGL Aligns with Sustainable Development Goals

We talk to John Friedman, sustainability manager for Washington Gas and Light (WGL) about the role that UN Sustainability Development Goals play in…

We Are Still In: How Businesses Reshape Political Advocacy in Washington

There's a reason why it makes perfect sense that business leaders are leading the call on some the country's most decisive initiatives. According…

Ben & Jerry’s: Why Brands Taking Stands is Smart Business

Few brands are as famous for their social activism than Ben & Jerry's. The Vermont ice cream maker with global revenues of more…

Beyond Rooftop Solar: How a 170-Year-Old Gas Company Stays Modern with Renewables

WGL, formerly Washington Gas and Light, has 170-year-old roots in natural gas, but it is rapidly transitioning into renewables.

For Campbell’s, Brand Value Means Customer Engagement

Campbell Soup Company finds CSR critical to both its overall strategy and brand value.

Leading and Following by Example: Companies Taking a Public Stance on Social Issues

To better equip corporate leaders with strategies on how to respond to social issues, CECP asked members of its corporate coalition to weigh…

How to Align Your Corporate Citizenship Strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Have you been tasked with addressing how your company supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Use these tips and tricks for…

How General Mills Celebrates Honey Bees

National honey bee day is this Saturday. In honor of America's hardest workers, General Mills teamed up with the USDA to fund the…

Corporate Activism Addresses Climate Change, Immigration Reform, LGBTQ Rights

With 50 Fortune 500 companies and more than 400 small businesses voicing opposition to a proposed Texas bathroom law, the phenomenon of brands…

To Create Leaders, Challenge Employees to Volunteer

For Alexander Mann Solutions, the secret to company-wide engagement when it came to community volunteering was encouraging autonomy. Employees, including senior management, are…

How to Tell Better Stories on Camera

For CSR and sustainability professionals, effective storytelling is a key job function. Doing it in front of a camera adds an extra challenge.…

Earth Overshoot Day: Living Large in a Crowded World

Today is Earth Overshoot Day. As of today, the year is done for planet Earth, she has given all the natural capital she…

Mining for Fertilizer: How Mosaic Manages Environmental Impacts

Phosphorus, a key plant nutrient and fertilizer ingredient, originates from phosphorus rock mines of central Florida. Minnesota-based Mosaic is the largest phosphate producer…

The World’s Largest Hog Producer Talks Animal Welfare

Now over a decade into a continual improvement process, Smithfield Foods' Chief Sustainability Officer shares some of the changes that make him most…

Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Roundup: Totem Power

In the run up to the COMMIT!Forum, CR Magazine spoke with Brian Lakamp, Founder and CEO at Totem Power. Totem's smart hub combines…

Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Roundup: Rolland Paper

In the run up to the COMMIT!Forum, CR Magazine spoke with Michele Bartolini, Marketing Director at Rolland Paper. Bartolini oversees marketing for the premium…

The Rise of Employee Engagement Through Social Action

One common way to build engagement is to develop social initiatives that engage employees and promote social activism. Check out these examples of…

Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Roundup: Kohler

In the run up to the COMMIT!Forum, TriplePundit spoke with Robert Zimmerman, director of WaSH (water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) products for Kohler.…