Corporate Citizenship

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…

What It Means to be a Responsible Tech Company

Throwing money at causes doesn’t solve problems, but it certainly helps. It takes a lot more than dollar signs, though, to create lasting…

Whirlpool and Habitat for Humanity Partnership: True Corporate Giving

What began with appliance donations has become one of Whirlpool’s most successful corporate social responsibility programs. It is hard to argue with the…

The Quick & Dirty: Snake Oil Sellers

Let's go back to the beginning of almost every company that exists today: You can find a clear social mission at the heart…

Corporations, Nonprofit Collaborate to Send Aid For the Ebola Outbreak

"Most responsible companies are thrilled to be able to help; they want to help, and it's easier to help with product and services…

Microsoft Doubled Renewable Energy Purchases in FY 2013

Microsoft's 2013 Citizenship Report focuses on carbon neutrality and the power of technology to promote human rights.

How to Measure Community Impact

A group of 13 CSR leaders recently came together for a pilot program to test a model that would measure the broader aspects…

The CSR Officer: What if a Company Doesn’t Have One?

How can a company interested in doing more for the community, but does not have a dedicated CSR officer or manager, move forward?

Making a Case for Better Business Results? Be a Better Corporate Citizen

Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship released its annual report on the state of corporate citizenship. The business case for CSR is clear.

Recent Corporate Citizenship Ranking Gives Chevron Dubious Honor

Chevron was one of the surprises in a recent corporate citizenship ranking that may get some people talking about how to improve the…

Eight Companies with Best-in-Class Employee Matching Gift Programs

Did you know that over 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer employee matching gift programs? Here are eight companies that offer best in…

Corporate Philanthropy: The Benefits of Volunteer Grant Programs

By Adam Weinger Has your company considered instituting a volunteer grant program? These charitable programs, which are also known as Dollars for Doers…

Why the Intersection of Cause and Commerce is Not Black or White

People who mix business and pro-social goals are often portrayed as either opportunistic corporate "cause washers" cynically exploiting nonprofits, or visionary social entrepreneurs…

Corporate Donations Catch Fire at Burning Man

Just kidding!  Happy April Fools 2012 :-) American corporate icon General Electric (NYSE: GE) said this week it plans to donate and distribute…

Leveraging Deficits: How the Best Corporate Citizens Drove Cross-Sector Collaboration During the Great Recession

With a "renaissance" in how companies, NGOs, and governments are collaborating to tackle some of our toughest challenges, this blog post looks in-depth…