Corporate Social Responsibility

The Real Problem with Greenwashing

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Enviro-scolds have spooked companies into silence about sustainability, even when they're doing well

Do You Need an International PR Strategy?

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Even small companies dealing overseas need to be prepared to defend their reputations, in foreign countries and here at home

How a B.C. Upstart is Building “The Greenest Oil Refinery Ever Built”

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Newcomer Pacific Future Energy is building a $10 billion refinery on the province's north coast. Will it really be eco-friendly?

Why Putting Profits First Helps Corporate Social Responsibility

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Businesses often find their social impact is greater when they concentrate on their strengths

The Case for Ignoring Feel-Good Fads

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Do-right business trends often seem unstoppable—until they run up against real life and collapse

The Complex “Business Case” for Human Rights

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Respecting rights is not always conducive to maximizing profits. And that creates some big questions for leaders to answer

Why Going Public Can Kill Your Company

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You might assume getting the public to invest in your business would benefit it. It doesn't always work that way

The Surprising Business Rewards of Giving Back

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We polled 500 Canadian SMEs to find out whether they invest in social responsibility efforts—and whether it's worth it if they do

Have You Found Your Mission?

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Uncovering and articulating what your firm stands for attracts customers and engages employees. Here’s why it's more than just sloganeering

Capitalize on the Sustainability Gap

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Consumers vote with their wallets. And the Social Venture Connection believes they'll support startups that step up where traditional businesses fall short