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.

Google Employees Step Forward in the Brands Taking Stands Movement

Earlier this month, 20,000 Google employees walked off their jobs to protest revelations that the company fired three senior executives over sexual misconduct,…

Corporate Giving is at a Record High, New Reports Find

Total corporate giving increased by more than 15 percent over the past three years to a record $23.8 billion, and employee choice plays…

Four Need-to-Know Insights From the 2018 3BL Forum

Last week, business executives, nonprofit leaders, government officials and issue advocates met in National Harbor, Maryland, for the annual 3BL Forum. Here are…

Why Transformative Volunteering Is Good Citizenship

Frequently, volunteer experiences are episodic events that provide vital support to organizations, but what if more resources could be used to boost the…

Salesforce Leads Tech Industry in CSR, But Employee Activism Pushes for More

Salesforce CEO Benioff's reasons for social activism are based in a fundamental belief that as “political leaders become weaker, chief executives have to…

Boost Productivity & Employee Retention: Have Everyone Work From Home

New studies show that freeing workers from set office locations and hours can strengthen team culture and creativity while reducing burnout and turnover.

CSR Now Drives Business as Usual

Corporate responsibility is now becoming a mainstream activity embedded throughout every department of a company, from HR to IR, from corporate affairs to procurement.

Coca-Cola Diversity Chief Shares Recipe for Corporate Activism

During the recent Charities@Work conference in New York, Andrew R. Davis, global chief diversity officer for The Coca-Cola Company, described how his diversity…

Lessons Learned at Engage for Good 2018

#EFG18 combined inspirational conversations with actionable insights for practitioners.

Shared Value Summit 2018 Reflection

SVI held its annual summit in NYC, where hundreds of business, investment and social sector professionals met to hear and discuss the latest in driving…

Four Need-to-Know Takeaways From the Cause Marketing Summit

The one-day event featured the latest key insights from cause marketing experts on issues such as civil liberties, mental illness and STEM, as…

Policy Points: Paid Leave for Less Than 1/2 Cent per Dollar of Pay

February 5, 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It allows certain employees to take unpaid, job-protected…

6 Tips to Make Salary Negotiations Go Your Way

Don't let a passion for a career in sustainability get in the way of maximizing your salary.

How to Make Your Company’s Giving Culture Extend Past the Holidays

Companies can make the holiday season memorable by "giving back." But those companies that invest in a culture of giving that doesn't end…

Policy Points: When Employers Take the High Road, Society Moves Ahead

  By Michael Eberhart Forward-thinking business leaders are increasingly choosing to take the “high road” by offering their employees better wages, flexible schedules,…