employee engagement

Employee engagement, also called worker engagement, and a subset of stakeholder engagement is longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company’s activities, they’ll work a lot harder, which will ultimately benefit the company.

In sustainability circles, we talk about employees as one of the key stakeholders in an organization. We engage stakeholders because their feedback can provide insight into the core values of the company and the core sustainability issues facing the company. When employees are engaged, and their ideas are being implemented, it makes it much easier for sustainability initiatives to succeed.

Here are some stories about successful employee engagement initiatives around sustainability.

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Why a Chinese Pizza Chain is Hot for Sustainability

Beijing-based retail food chain Gung Ho! Pizza (GHP) saw environmental, economic, and social benefits from improving its sustainability.
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The Top 5 CSR, Sustainability and Employee Engagement Reports of 2015 – And Why They’re Important

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Cracking the Code on Workplace Giving and Millennials

Workplace giving programs are underutilized. Learn how to get millennial employees engaged in workplace giving and engaged in your company in the process.
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Why Leaders Should Place Company Values on the Same Level as Profits

Writing out a few company creeds won’t get you on track to driving real profits. To incite real change — internally and externally…

5 Companies Engaging Their Employees Around Sustainability

Sustainability helps to create a more positive brand and increases a company’s leadership role within the industry. These five companies are well-known for…
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From Boomers to Millennials: How to Design an Engaging Employee Giving Program

Gone are the days of the top-down fundraising program using the same old tactics and tools. As participation in conventional company-led giving efforts…
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Method Puts Down Roots in a Chicago Community

Saskia van Gendt shared Method’s story on community engagement and its new manufacturing facility with attendees at SXSW Eco last week.

G Adventures: The Company That Runs on Happiness

Last week, TriplePundit's Travis Noland celebrated with adventure travel company G Adventures on its 25th anniversary, as it announced a groundbreaking partnership with…
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Power of Intentions: A Tool for Innovation in Business

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Power of Intentions: Why People Hate Goals and What to Do Instead

Goal setting works when you have control over variables and the outcome is clear. But businesses face many situations where these two criteria…

Scooping Up Diplomacy: The ‘Invisible’ Ambassadors of Summer

University students like Anel, Mavutho and Umar are participating in the U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor Program, which provides more than 80,000…
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Why Giving Back to the Community Should Be a Major Goal for All Businesses

Some businesses take the perspective that giving back to the community only helps the community; but giving back can actually help your business,…

What’s Reporting Without Culture?

Sustainability reporting as a process should involve employees and inspire them. Rather than being the headache it often is, it can be a…