Corporate Citizenship Perspectives

Securing a sustainable supply chain: lessons from CSR research

Posted by Stewart Rassier, Director of Executive Education on Oct 13, 2015 12:04:00 PM

A company’s corporate citizenship impact extends beyond its headquarters. To address environmental, social, and governance issues effectively, CSR professionals today must look beyond their own operations and deep into their supply chain. How and where are materials sourced? How are the components of products developed? What are the environmental and human rights ramifications of those processes? Issues as serious as child labor, conflict minerals, and climate change can only be effectively tackled when a company’s commitments to corporate citizenship and reporting are adopted by their suppliers and partners.

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Topics: Materiality, Supply Chain Management, Triple Bottom Line, Best Practices, Business to Business (B to B), Business to Consumer (B to C)

Philanthropy for B2B Companies: A practical communication guide

Posted by elizabeth.rogers on Feb 24, 2014 7:18:02 AM

We’ve all heard it before: “Corporate responsibility is not as important in B2B companies!” “B2B companies don’t have to talk about their corporate citizenship”, or even, “we can’t build our brand reputation with CSR like a B2C company can.”

We know that business to business companies do face unique challenges in communicating their corporate citizenship efforts. It is particularly challenging to focus communication on what your clients and main constituents most want to know. Unlike your B2C counterparts, your clients all have their own clients and corporate citizenship priorities to honor. So how can B2B companies strike the balance between the interesting story and the story their clients want to hear? Is anyone even listening?

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Philanthropy, Communication, Business to Business (B to B), Business to Consumer (B to C)

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