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Models of Corporate Social Responsibility Part 4 (of 4): Social Activism

Finally, the fourth model of Corporate Social Responsibility can be called the Social Activist Model.1 Much like the Social Demandingness model, this model assumes that corporations are responsible to the whole of society. Proponents of both of these models argue … Continue reading

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Models of Corporate Social Responsibility Part 3: Social Demandingness Model

Understanding the four theories of CSR is essential to shaping a CSR program because it helps to lay out the aims and mission of the corporation. In comparison with the other two theories that I’ve described, the Social Demandingness Theory … Continue reading

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Profitable Social Investing in Seattle

Last night I attended the annual Christmas party of Newground Social Investment, a Seattle-based investment company that is taking a unique approach to shareholder engagement. After working for investment firms for ten years, Bruce Herbert started Newground in 1994 to … Continue reading

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President and CEO of REI Speaks on CSR

Tonight Sally Jewell, the President and CEO of REI, spoke at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She was sponsored by the UW Chapter of Net Impact. According to the 2009 REI Stewardship Report, the company focuses upon … Continue reading

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CSR: Irrelevant and Ineffective?

In his recent WSJ article, Aneel Karnani makes a controversial argument against Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He defines CSR as the increasingly popular idea ‚Äúthat companies have a responsibility to act in the public interest and that they will profit … Continue reading

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