How To Get The Most from A Professional Business Organization

What is one tip for leaders and CEOs to get the most out of a professional business organization?
We asked the Y Scouts Leadership Community this question to get their best professional association tips.

Here is a collection of five tips on how to get the most from a professional business organization.

Select Your Professional Business Organization
It’s always an honor to be asked […]

Why Mandatory Reporting Is The Key to Better Benchmarking

So why benchmark? Companies that grasp the importance of a solid sustainability strategy (and view it as an asset rather than a hindrance) know investors increasingly value this forward-thinking approach. In addition, knowing where you stand against your competitors and identifying strengths and weaknesses for improved strategic decision-making can help your corporation drive innovation and increase bottom line benefits. But […]

New Social Media Platform Facilitates Consumer Citizenship

Silicon Valley start-up Scalechange has announced a suite of programs and services aimed at connecting socially conscious consumers with the causes they care about.

Scalechange, founded in 2014 provides digital marketing, crowdfunding and fund development services to mission-driven businesses such as B-Corps and nonprofits. In addition to providing services to the causes they care about, the team is creating innovative new […]

Is Good Corporate Citizenship Also Good for the Bottom Line?

Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is called “Is Good Corporate Citizenship Also Good for the Bottom Line?”

 
The short answer: yes. That’s the finding of Robert G. Eccles, Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim from their recent paper “The Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behavior and Performance” :

“We show that there is significant variation in future […]

The Traits of Socially Innovative Companies

In this article adapted from their new book, Jerry Davis and
Chris White explore what makes some companies more fertile for social
innovation — that is, the ongoing (rather than one-off) initiatives that
have positive social impact while promoting the core mission of a
business. While there are some factors that make social innovation more
likely than not — such as intrapreneurs who will champion them — […]

B Corps Movement Eyeing Expansion in Asia

Among the B Corps that you may already know and whose products you use are Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Couchsurfing International and Etsy. In fact, more than 1,200 firms from 38 countries and 121 industries are now certified B Corps, with more being added every week.

A B Corp is essentially a sustainable business or social enterprise that voluntarily meets higher […]

The Rise of Social Entrepreneurs Is Egypt’s Silent Revolution

Tuning in to news channels, browsing through social media sites, or engaging in a chit-chat with one of Egypt’s ever-so talkative taxi drivers can leave even the biggest optimist heavy-hearted. High illiteracy rates in Egypt’s primary and middle schools, blood-covered hospital beds shared by multiple patients, and increased suicide rates among men unable to provide for their families are tragically […]

Companies Struggle to Reduce Environmental Impact, Says New Report

The world’s biggest companies are addressing their environmental impacts, but it isn’t making much of a difference, according to State of Green Business 2015, a report from GreenBiz Group and Trucost.

The eighth annual edition of the report, which measures the global progress of large, publicly traded companies around the world in addressing a myriad of environmental challenges, echoes the previous […]

What Defines A Social Innovator Anyway?

Social innovation is undersold when it’s introduced as marketing and used interchangeably with corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR can be good philanthropy, but don’t look to a CSR department for transformational systems change — the likes of which we need to truly tackle our world’s wicked problems. Social innovation means permanent and irrevocable disruption. It is not marketing; it is […]