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Tag: Corporations



Socially Responsible Business

The First Rule of Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not What You Think

What corporations do to society is far more important than what corporations can do for society.

By Peter Karoff | 2 | Dec. 10, 2012

Socially Responsible Business

Putting Shared Value into Practice

The idea of creating shared value is deeply compelling, but “the how” and best practices can be difficult to propagate.

By Rick Cadman & Derek Bildfell | 1 | Dec. 4, 2012

Civil Society

A Market (Rather Than Civil) Society

Reviewed By Rob Reich | Aug. 15, 2012


How Businesses Can Increase Food Access for the Poor

Hybrid approaches present an opportunity to achieve both greater social impact as well as greater business benefits.


Corporate Philanthropy

CSR Rule #1: Do No Harm

Corporate philanthropy is complicated and may have multiple objectives but Peter Karoff, Founder of The Philanthropic Initiative, argues its ultimate intention should be to do no harm.

By Peter Karoff | 1 | Jun. 28, 2012

Socially Responsible Business

Is Business the New Charity?

Investing in small business and new ventures is a good thing and vital to our communities, but we must not confuse it with charity or strategic long-term social investment.

By Aaron Hurst | 9 | Jun. 26, 2012

Measuring Social Impact

Measurement that Benefits the Measured

Three forms of engagement that can help nonprofits better respond to the needs and strengths of their constituents.

By Matthew Forti | 2 | Jun. 25, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

In Search of the Hybrid Ideal


Socially Responsible Business

S Corps, C Corps, and B Corps, Oh My! Corporate Structure Matters

We must shift our expectations for companies to make business choices based upon fair returns for all stakeholders.

By Eric Friedenwald-Fishman | 5 | Dec. 20, 2011

Sustainability: Can Corporations Really Change?

By Eric Nee | Feb. 18, 2011