We have a busy live blogging schedule today. The Green Economy Post team will be reporting on 11 sessions. In addition to our live blogging team, we will be streaming commentary from 0ver 70 SB ’10 attendees. Topics include: key market drivers, the best green brands, the metrics of qualitative growth, responsible profit, incfluencing consumers, drivers behind sustainable brand innovation, GreenXchange and eco-Innovation, CSR best practices, CSR Reporting Case Studies, tools for measuring environmental and motivating mainstream consumers to make sustainable choices. See our live blogging schedule for today
The EFQM Excellence Model help us to: Ensure we have a clear and constant purpose, it helps us to focus on the delivery of results; focus on customers and how we can create value by better meeting their needs; focus by systematically applying processes and fact-based assessments to manage our business and to make us strategic decisions; identify what we need to do to develop our people and maximize their potential; derive value from meeting our responsibilities to the communities we serve; and archive sustainable excellence.
Corporate Sustainability Reports not only provide information about sustainability practices and performance of individual companies, but are often also sources of very interesting bits of trivia!
Sustainability analyst, Madeline Ravich compares SRI and ESG company rankings to Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work to determine whether the most socially responsible companies attract the best employees. What do you think? Take the poll and post your comments.
Corporate- Responsibility Salary SurveyThe Corporate Responsibility Salary Survey, now in its third year, for the first time, has a global emphasis. The results show a rising prominence of climate change and carbon as top priority for corporate social responsibility professionals. Other trends revealed in the study are increasing salaries for middle-level professionals, a growing sense of job security and a new generation of CSR professionals who are for the first time, have not transitioned from other occupations, but have worked exclusively in CSR field.
Different stakeholder groups have different standards when it comes to CR. The same individual can have multiple stakeholder relationships with a single company on the same day. And apply different values to that one company, depending on the moment. If we could help stakeholders to see the inconsistencies in their own value judgments we would be making a start at closing that gap.
Community involvement has a number of benefits for businesses implementing green marketing and corporate social responsibility programs. They include: preferential government and regulatory treatment; enhanced reputation and brand image in that community; increased profit and customer loyalty;creates new business opportunities;increased ability to attract and retain employees; increased ability to attract and retain employees; innovation in market through cooperation with local communities; and innovation in market through cooperation with local communities.
rebuilding trustIf we express our values through our community investment, then to substantiate our authenticity, we need to be consistent in applying those values to our core business.