Category: Social Responsibility —
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The Business Drivers Behind Social Profitability

Social responsibility pays off when it comes from the heart

When it comes to making Social Profitability a priority in business, personal experience can be the motivating factor for many corporate leaders. It was for Paul Lindley, who founded Ella’s Kitchen. He had two motivating drivers: 1) his years helping build Nickelodeon into a trusted brand for children and seeking to address the perception that TV was responsible for kids’… Read More

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It Takes More Than Financial Contributions To Create Social Profitability

Number of employee volunteer hours and charities helped are great leading indicators

Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, CIBC, a leading Canadian-based global financial institution, demonstrates ways they are also good corporate citizens by living up to their mission to give back in any way they can. Not surprisingly, CIBC is also the only major financial institution named one of Achiever’s 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America. CIBC was… Read More

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Take Back the Table for Social Responsibility

If a napkin can bring about social change, so can you!

When you think about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a big mistake is automatically defaulting to the assumption that it involves a financial commitment. The potential to create Social Profitability can be achieved in so many ways and is really only limited by your imagination. How many stories have you heard about greatness starting with a few scribbles on a paper… Read More

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Retail Canada Takes The Lead In Sustainability & Social Profitability

Going GREEN means staying on top of technology recycling

Some companies and retailers are taking environmental issues seriously and are becoming exemplary leaders in Social Profitability. Staples Canada, for example, the country’s largest office products and online retailer, has expanded its environmental sustainability efforts with outstanding results. The company has added recycling, energy reduction, and environmental stewardship initiatives to its existing programs to reduce its impact on the environment… Read More

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Leading Retailers Raise Social Profitability Awareness with ‘Checkout Charity’

Consumer engagement and donations increase at point of sale

Many of Canada’s leading retailers boost their Social Profitability right at their cash registers. Costco, Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart are prime examples of those who have upped the ante in charitable giving, prompting customers to add a little extra to their purchases by making donations to a charity of choice. These small ‘asks’ have resulted in tens of… Read More

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Stars Shine for Social Profitability

Celebrities lend their support to worthy causes

Charities working to achieve Social Profitability recognize the importance of fostering relationships with stars for their ability to increase awareness of their endeavours. For so many celebrities from the world of television, music, film, fashion, sports or the arts, commitment to a cause means more than paying it lip-service. Impassioned by their beliefs, whether through personal circumstance or the desire… Read More

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The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Millenials Around the Globe

Ethical practices can be the bottom line for Millenial job seekers and affect corporate Social Profitability

The pursuit of social responsibility for profit, or as Geoff and I term it: ‘Social Profitability’, has become a leading contributor to the success of companies around the globe. This same phenomenon can be a determining factor in the decision process for a prospective employee. A recent Millennial Survey sponsored by Deloitte, questioned 7,800 of tomorrow’s leaders, from 29 countries,… Read More

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Making Connections to Fuel Social Profitability

Finding the relationship between passion & philanthropy

Welcome to the dawn of the New Age of Passion. Look at it as an antidote to a decade where people are hyper-focused, on the move, or plugged into digital devices and social media. We need to hit the ‘pause’ button to get back to our roots and take the time to stop, think, and feel. Let’s trust our hearts,… Read More

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Coca-Cola launches a “Happiness Hackathon” for Social Profitability

Brand aligns with millennials and boosts corporate social awareness

Coca-Cola and DoSomething.org teamed up in an effort to increase awareness of cyberbullying in the U.S., do something positive, affect a movement of change, and ultimately raised their corporate social consciousness profile. Almost 50% of young people have been bullied online 70% report seeing frequent online bullying 90% who see it do nothing Committed to building a stronger brand image… Read More

GivingTuesday – the Latest Phenomena in Social Profitability

GivingTuesday – the Latest Phenomena in Social Profitability

Businesses around the globe kick start a day of giving

First came Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. Now, there’s GivingTuesday. Devised as a national day for everyone from consumers to small local businesses and multinational brands to get involved and get behind this annual 24-hour giving campaign. GivingTuesday is billed as a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about… Read More