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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Harpooners Buy Themselves A Beer Company

When faced with a tough financial decision, Harpoon Brewery opted not to sell to a large investor, and instead put almost half the…
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Viacom Turns Up For Good

Viacom is a massive media company that's positioned itself as a powerful force for change. And its corporate social responsibility (CSR) branch is…
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Millennials in the Workplace: They’re Not Complicated, We Promise

With millennials making up the largest part of the workforce, it’s more important than ever to ensure they’re actively engaged with their work.
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How Companies Can Support Transgender Employees

Everyone within an organization, not just those within the human resources department, needs to know the practicalities of supporting a newly-transitioning employee —…
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4 Ways to Share Your Brand’s Philanthropic Story

Whether your company already has a large digital footprint or you are looking to up your efforts, it’s time to take a closer…
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Women in Construction: Will It Ever Be Equal?

Without many female role models in the field to look up to, women feel there isn’t a place for them in construction —…
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Chobani’s Secret: Employee-Owned Firms Beat the Competition

Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, made headlines late last month when he gave 10 percent of the company's stock to his…
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10 Companies Paying Employees to Save the Environment

These 10 companies are leading the charge in sustainable company culture and environmental volunteering initiatives.
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I’m Over Doing Good

Patsy Doerr, global head of corporate responsibility and inclusion for Thomson Reuters, is over doing good. She explains why in this op/ed.
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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…
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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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