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Category: Companies that Care

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 […]

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 […]

Bcorps & CSR: Making a “Right Living”

  “The joy it brings, to be able to have a business that counts to people, and to me, and for people to be able to make what one of my employees called a “right living”… to work for a company knowing we’re never going to get rich, but, we are going to work in […]