World saviour wanted

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World savior wanted “I just have to go save the world.” Could this quote from Tim Bendzko’s song become a new slogan for employees? But what approaches are companies and the world of work taking to make ethics and sustainability more inclusive? Where is the greatest potential to have a lasting impact on the economy? And what can you do?  

Pro Bono is not a “one size fits all” solution, Liz Hamburg, CEO at Taproot Foundation

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Liz Hamburg is President and CEO of the US-based Taproot Foundation, which has organized the 3rd Global Pro Bono Summit in Berlin together with the BMW Foundation. Both foundations are pioneers of the pro bono movement and are actively driving it. What is pro bono all about? Pro bono is…

“We were overwhelmed by applications.” Alexandra van der Ploeg, SAP

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The software company SAP wants to firmly establish pro bono in the European market and is involved with the 3rd Global Pro Bono Summit in Berlin. “We can achieve more through pro bono than by simply writing checks,” says Alexandra van der Ploeg, who is in charge of the various…

Rapidly Growing Trend to Advance People, Planet, Profits

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Corporations are recognizing their mutual interests in partnerships with NGOs and governments to address vital global challenges. Collaborations include companies bringing valuable resources to bear in helping to develop regional economies in emerging and dynamic markets where corporations seek to establish or expand their presence. In particular, companies are engaging…

Creating Shared Value

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The capitalist system is under siege. In recent years business has been criticized as a major cause of social, environmental, and economic problems. Companies are widely thought to be prospering at the expense of their communities. Trust in business has fallen to new lows, leading government officials to set policies…

The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Governments, activists, and the media have become adept at holding companies to account for the social consequences of their actions. In response, corporate social responsibility has emerged as an inescapable priority for business leaders in every country. Frequently, though, CSR efforts are counterproductive, for two reasons. First, they pit business…
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