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.

Many of General Mills' volunteer opportunities, like its Giving Garden program, center around areas central to the company's core values -- nutrition

General Mills Leverages Skills-Based Volunteerism Across the Globe

General Mills' commitment to volunteerism is an inspiring example of a global company taking action locally to make a difference. TriplePundit spoke with…
PwC launched its first Global Diversity Week in 2014 to celebrate the scale of its diverse network. The company intends to make the event annual to mark continued growth and plan next steps.

Businesses Grow By Turning Disability into Accessibility

Accessibility is no longer defined by the concrete ramp that leads up to your office door. It's defined by how your business represents…
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Video: Penny Zuckerwise on Employee Engagement

In this video shot at the Benevity User Conference, Penny Zuckerwise of financial services firm Guggenheim Partners explains how to build excitement for…
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Policy Points: How to Make Businesses Family-Friendly, One State at a Time

With the presidential election only months away, Congress is expected to slow down even more than usual. And states may step up to…
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Video: Diane Solinger Manager, GooglersGive

In this video shot at the Benevity User Conference, Diane Solinger explains how she manages a global giving program at Google and doubled…
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Video: Cora McNeil, UnitedHealth Group on Employee Engagement

In this video shot at the Benevity User Conference, Cora McNeil explains how the Benevity software helped her team hone in on an…
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Can Millennials Help Corporations Make a Positive Impact on Society?

According to a new study, almost 80 percent of young millennials (18-24 years old) “would be more motivated and committed at work if…
Chicago Fire Soccer players engage with the community after a game.

How the Chicago Charity Challenge Reinvents Corporate Giving

The Chicago Charity Challenge is the only corporate giving initiative that harnesses the competitive spirit to maximize employee engagement.
Gary and Kit Erickson, the co-founders of Clif Bar, test out the climbing wall in the company gym.

3p Weekend: Employee Benefits That Enhance Corporate Culture

While it can be tricky to calculate the ROI of giving employees sweet perks like gym memberships and subsidized daycare, countless success stories…
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7 Ways Companies Can Engage Remote Employees in CSR Programs

In a way, when companies act responsibly and give back to their communities, they're setting off a positive chain reaction much like smiling…
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The State of Corporate Goodness: 2016 and Beyond

Last month in San Diego, business leaders from the U.S. and Canada gathered to discuss the future of corporate philanthropy.
State Farm volunteer moves boxes of food at the Houston Food Bank. How can your company scale CSR efforts globally? Read on for some ideas.

Top 4 International CSR Insights for Fortune 500 Companies

How can companies scale their corporate social responsibility programs internationally -- without incurring extra risk? Founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, Pamela Hawley, provides…
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Building an Engaged Work Culture: Culture Starts with a Purpose

Jonathan Hanwit, partner and CEO of ThinkPARALLAX, offers seven ideas relating to healthy workforce culture, starting from big-picture thinking down to the nuts…
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Mindfulness, Sustainability, Social Responsibility – Not Just Buzzwords!

Is your business experiencing an exodus of good employees? If so, you are not alone. Many large businesses and multinationals struggle with the…
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Etsy Shares 10 Social Impact Tips

Etsy not only provides crafts that would look great on your wall and one of the only legit “you can work from home”…
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