As the cliché goes, you can't know where you are going until you know where you have been. This is just as true in the CSR field as it is in life. As the debates continue over shared value versus CSR versus philanthropy, assessing the current landscape is crucial -- and figuring out how to mature the CSR profession is an untapped opportunity.
Anyone who pays even the slightest attention to business ethics couldn’t help but catch the scathing op-ed piece by Greg Smith in last week’s New York Times. Smith lambasts his (now former) employer, Goldman Sachs, for a company culture that he says put more emphasis on turning a profit than on respecting and serving clients. Sadly, this does not do much to boost business’ credibility in the eyes of the public.
As a Senior Fellow for the Foundation, Richard helps lead the Business Civic Leadership Center's efforts to engage the business community in managing sustainable supply chains, building non-profit capacity, and responding to disasters. In addition to his role at BCLC, Richard also founded Crespin Enterprises, a boutique consulting firm advising companies and nonprofits on how to work and play better together in tackling big social problems.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) introduced an online portal, "Haiti: Two Years Later," to mark the two years that have passed since the country experienced the devastating earthquake. The portal’s focus is on the entrepreneurial opportunities for rebuilding and social progress that exist today in Haiti, as well as the important role business investments, including CSR programs, are playing.
The Business Civic Leadership Center is hosting our next quarterly health and wellness working group member meeting on January 18th from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the US Chamber headquarters (1615 H Street NW).
The agenda will include a presentation by HP CareerNet followed by an open discussion with the audience. Topics include:
Thanks for joining Stephen Jordan, Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center and Aman Singh, Editorial Director of CSRWire, for an intimate conversation about what happened in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in 2011 and what the field has in store for 2012. The 2012 CSR Outlook was the first in a FREE six-part forum series with a tweetchat at #BCLConCSR.