In order to stand out from the competition and be successful in the 21st century, companies must establish themselves as progressive, forward-thinking entities that are ready to take on today’s complex challenges. As a result, conducting business in a sustainable and socially-conscious manner, as well as diversity in the workplace are now recognized as key drivers of bottom-line growth and corporate reputation.
With this in mind, Tory Clarke and Larry Griffin, founding partners of Bridge Partners LLC, an executive search firm developed CSR Insights, a network and knowledge-base related to social responsibility leadership.
“It is no longer enough [for businesses] to merely meet demand and make a profit.” says Clarke. “They must now do so in an ethical and responsible fashion, reflecting the needs and perspectives of their customers, employees and investors. This requires strong social responsibility leadership and, increasingly, a seat in the C-suite.”
CSR Insights (http://www.csrinsights.com) supports organizations as they gain an understanding of the skill-sets and experience that are most effective in a successful social responsibility executive, as well as assisting those organizations in identifying candidates for senior social responsibility leadership roles.
CSR Insights also seeks to educate and counsel both current and future social responsibility leaders on the evolution, challenges and requirements of what is an increasingly complex function. Membership is free and Bridge Partners LLC continually drives new content to the website, including exclusive studies, links and resources. Its aim is to demonstrate to hiring organizations that there is a broad population of talented diverse professionals that populate senior executive levels, with the necessary skills, integrity, experience and understanding of social responsibility, to be effective and impactful leaders within the function.
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