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.

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Bringing Needed Capacity to Nonprofits and Inspiration to American Workers

Skills-based volunteering is where "purpose meets passion," says Kimberly Dulin of Catchafire. Dulin and her colleagues from Catchafire talk about bringing volunteers and…

Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Talent Management

"The recruiting process is a great example of where many businesses are moving beyond what has 'always worked' and looking for ways to…

Skills-Based Volunteering Fuels Innovation

Boehringer Ingelheim’s skill-based volunteer program is based on the idea that active — and proactive — involvement is essential in sustaining and renewing…

Bringing Your ‘Whole Self’ to Work Is Harder Than It Sounds

The running concept of bringing one’s 'whole self' to work is riddled with ideological flaws. As part of our continued discussion on diversity…

How BI’s Skills-Based Volunteer Program Benefits Communities and Employees

Boehringer Ingelheim's skills-based volunteer program is a leading example of how a company can leverage its employees' experience and expertise to better the…

What Does It Mean To Be a Truly Diverse Company?

Here's the problem: While there is widespread recognition that we need diversity, there is far less agreement on what being diverse actually means.

How to Attract and Retain Millennials Through CSR Efforts

A meaningful corporate social responsibility (CSR) program is quickly becoming the newest way to recruit and retain today’s new generation of workers. Here…

4 Ways Nonprofits Should Market Employee-Matching Gifts

Need help getting your donors to submit matching-gift requests? Learn more about how to market matching-gift programs to your nonprofit's supporters and start…