Responsible Business (CSR)

 

These days, a CSR policy and plan are becoming necessities for mid-sized law firms and businesses, but simply having one is not enough. Does your organisation’s CSR policy or plan avoid these five common pitfalls?

 

1. It was designed by copying someone else’s policy

Learning from what your competitors, clients and friends are doing is fine.

Copying what they’ve done on CSR is pointless.

Business Social Impact programs, also known as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, have been questioned for many years and looked with skepticism for their role in the business strategy and actual impact on charities and society.

Below we will look into why such initiatives can be key to business success, as well as what digital tools are available for managing such a program.

 

One of the features of the life of Blackfriars Settlement is the frequent visits by individuals or teams of volunteers; fulfilling the widest array of activities imaginable. I want to record our most grateful thanks to all those from our Corporate Sponsors who have given their time, imagination and commitment to support our work.

What do ________ want?

It’s a fundamental question when it comes to fundraising and marketing in general. If you know what _______ wants, then you just need to give ‘it’ to them. And while it’s not easy to just create ‘it’, communicate ‘it’ and deliver ‘it’ to the right people, it sure beats doing all that work and finding out they don’t even want ‘it’ in the first place. Trying to understand needs is one reason I’ll be focusing more on research, stakeholder interviews and customer development in the future.

This study examines the impact of corporate philanthropy growth on sales growth using a large sample of charitable contributions made by U.S. public companies from 1989 through 2000. Applying Granger causality tests, we find that charitable contributions are significantly associated with future revenue, whereas the association between revenue and future contributions is marginally significant at best. We then identify the mechanism underlying our findings.

This 2014 Barometer edition draws on the experience of 130 leading companies and NGOs who completed our confidential survey during July 2014.


Interesting trends are now emerging from the series as the five-year data demonstrate. Overall, it is noticeable how high up the agenda NGO partnerships now are for corporates – particularly at a senior level, and how there is a real opportunity for NGOs to help corporates communicate the effects of their partnerships better, most notably to external audiences.

Corporate Giving describes the donations made by corporations and private companies towards charitable
causes. This can be in the form of a cash or in-kind gift to a charity or community organisation.

Exploring on the trends, challenges and opportunities facing mid-sized companies engaged in business and social good.

A whole new way of doing business is emerging for mid-sized companies. These companies are recognizing the value of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a tool to drive true community engagement, increase employee loyalty and improve business performance.