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Category: Companies that Care

CSR & BCorps: Why WOULDN’T You Invest in Companies that “Do Good” AND are Profitable?

“Harvard Business School Professors wrote an article called “Creating Shared Value”. There’s a new way of thinking about how businesses can serve. Philanthropy is the old way. Philanthropy is about sharing wealth that has already been created. A better way is to create wealth is by serving. In creating shared value… we’re going to create […]

Corporate America: a New Story? (!)

  For years, I’ve been thinking about changing corporate and workplace landscape. It recently was Father’s Day, and I know how our dads, and other providers  (maybe that’s YOU!) are and have been affected by these changes, by the weight of job and family obligations, as well as the drive to succeed, make a contribution, […]

Real Companies: Employees as the Highest Asset

A “Real Company” example of putting the 3 P’s:  people, planet AND profit (the “triple bottom line”) into action in business: TS Designs is a custom wholesale t-shirt printing company in textile industry hub in NC, who didn’t want to move business overseas, “We didn’t want to outsource, lay people off then turn around and […]

Sustainable Businesses: Doing Important Work Well

From the documentary: “Real Value” – Economics, Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship “Businesses have to be run well – non-profit and for profit alike… to accomplish their purposes. We think a lot about the efficacy of social enterprises and we have a little 3 cell model: You have to do important work – that’s just fundamental; it […]

Sustainable Businesses; “Real Value” Documentary: Economics & Social Entrepreneurship

As you may have read (or if you haven’t, start with this post) I’m interested in “CSR” (corporate social responsibility), “B-corps” (businesses incorporated legally to have the “3 P’s” as their bottom line: people, planet AND profit) both professionally, in working with HR and other professionals leading their companies to embrace these values & business […]