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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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.
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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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5 Hidden Benefits of ‘One for One’ Business Giving

One-for-one programs are great for the world (and great for external marketing purposes), but their greatness reaches far beyond this overt impact. Dig…
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JetBlue’s CSR Strategy Builds Both Brand and Community

How important is corporate social responsibility to a company's brand today? We speak with JetBlue's CSR manager, Kate Wetzel, about how skilled volunteering…
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7 Ways Small Businesses Can Help Nonprofits

Is your small business trying to think of ways to be more socially responsible? Check out these seven strategies that your company can…
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What Do the SDGs Mean for Your Employees?

We might have heard a lot about the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals since their launch late last year. But Marianne Hughes and GivingForce…
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3 Things to Remember When Upping Your Community Involvement

Whether it’s a local community, an online community or even a trade-specific community, maintaining a presence outside the typical market space can provide…
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Integrating the Human Experience into Corporate Responsibility

To make a real difference in the world and causes we believe in, don’t disrupt the consumer; disrupt CSR.
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