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Tag: Corporations



Socially Responsible Business

Three Steps to Making CSR Count

A study finds that some companies’ corporate social responsibility efforts can do more harm than good.

By Jody Kirchner | Feb. 1, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Skills-Based Volunteering: The New Executive Training Ground

Young people are gaining cultural skills and insight through volunteering that will influence their decisions for decades to come.


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

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

Socially Responsible Business

Changing Business from the Inside Out

By Tim Mohin | 1 | Jun. 11, 2012

Economic Development

The Emerging Market Era

Reviewed By Paul van der Boor | May. 16, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

In Search of the Hybrid Ideal


Impact Investing

ReCoding Good: Part 5

From the Field Series: An ongoing report of the Philanthropy, Policy, and Technology Project, which explores the use of private resources for public good.

By Rob Reich & Lucy Bernholz | May. 14, 2012

Impact Investing

The Responsible Hand: Overcoming the Shortcomings of Impact Investing

For impact investing to truly harness the power of the market, we need to directly align shareholders’ value with both social impact and profit.

By Alex Hamilton Chan | 2 | Mar. 6, 2012