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By James daSilva on April 30th, 2013 | 414121 comment on this postLive+from+%232013GC%3A+The+missions+of+Salesforce.com%2C+Disney%2C+Foot+Locker+and+Whole+Foods2013-05-01+00%3A00%3A46James+daSilvahttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D41412
What do Salesforce.com, Foot Locker, Disney, Whole Foods and Knowledge Universe U.S. have in common? A commitment to success through corporate philosophies that emphasize the value of satisfied employees and customers, and the importance of the long term over the short term, according to C-suite leaders on Monday at the Milken Institute Global Conference.
The session, “Value and Values: Building a High-Performance Company,” was a relatively rare showcase for the value of corporate social responsibility, or CSR, from the perspective of the C-suite.[…] Continue Reading »
Human social organizations are created and guided by leaders — people who see a path and inspire others to travel along it with them. Leaders set the tone, direction and culture for their companies.
A “Conscious Leader” is someone who leads with “Conscious Awareness,” which is a process of recognizing what is going on inside and out, the effects of decisions and actions, and the interaction between a complex array of factors and forces.[…] Continue Reading »
By Henna Inam on February 19th, 2013 | 379791 comment on this post%22Conscious+Capitalism%22%3A+A+higher+calling+for+corporations2013-02-19+15%3A00%3A26Guest+Bloggerhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D37979
Something’s stinking up corporate America. On Friday, a 3% decline in shares of Wal-Mart drove the Dow Jones Industrial Average into negative territory. This was driven by leaked internal e-mails about dismal February sales at Wal-Mart, one saying, “Where are all the customers? And where’s their money?”
And then there is the issue of Wal-Mart’s European arm Asda discovering horse meat in a “beef” pasta sauce it sells.[…] Continue Reading »
There have been many conversations recently around the efficacy of recycling as an environmentally beneficial behavior, including Alina Tugend’s New York Times article, “Recycling Helps, but It’s Not All You Can Do for the Environment,” which includes perspectives from the Environmental Defense Fund, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions and other respected voices in the industry.[…] Continue Reading »
By Denise Lee Yohn on November 30th, 2012 | 33748Comment on this postCompanies+should+aim+for+social+relevance%2C+not+responsibility2012-11-30+17%3A59%3A03Guest+Bloggerhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D33748
Corporate social responsibility, it seems, is the new black. CSR may not sound sexy, but it’s become quite fashionable for companies to take on initiatives that take responsibility for their effects on the environment and social welfare.
People expect companies to play an active role in societal causes. According to Edelman, a global public relations firm, 87% of consumers believe business should place at least equal emphasis on social interests as business interests.[…] Continue Reading »