Corporate Social Responsibility

Reinventing Community Development with a Ball: An Interview with One World Futbol Cofounders Tim Jahnigen & Lisa Tarver

By Fergal Byrne, Social Venture Network Highlighting Social Venture Network 2013 Innovation Award Winners who are working to bring their social enterprises to scale: One World Futbol Project Founder & Chief Innovation Officer Tim Jahnigen and Co-Founder and Chief Giving Officer Lisa Tarver One World Futbol is a nearly indestructible soccer ball designed for youth to…

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The Pervasiveness of Sustainability: Three Trends That Matter in 2013

From CSRwire Talkback By Carol Sanford, author of “The Responsible Business“ The hunger to know what is ‘trending’ is insatiable. Twitter notwithstanding, it takes a bit more of a step back to see patterns that are evolving rather than what is trending in the moment. I see three patterns that have been emerging for the last few…

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Lessons in CBS’s Flawed Report on Benghazi

By Jeff South, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University I’ve been looking for a silver lining in CBS’s embarrassing retraction of its report on the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Maybe I’ve found one. But first, here’s the back story: On Oct. 27, “60 Minutes,” the venerable CBS newsmagazine, aired its investigation…

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Why Donation-based Crowdfunding Is Here to Stay (and Growing)

By Mark Feinberg, CEO and Co-founder, Uruut The market loves equity crowdfunding. Its clear however, that significant roadblocks lie ahead, not in the least, the Securities & Exchange Commission’s unwillingness to regulate the sector as CSRwire’s Senior Editor Francesca Rheannon recently reported – “Equity Crowdfunding: Why Did The SEC Leave It Out Of New Rules?“…

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The Power of Celebrity: NFL’s Victor Cruz Joins One America

By Victor Cruz Last Tuesday, I was invited to the One America event in New York City, where I was given the Daily Point of Light Award by the namesake organization. They were celebrating my volunteerism, but for me the occasion also meant evaluating and thanking all the people who taught me to be this way. I grew up…

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The Business Solution to Poverty: Can Anyone Survive On Crumbs?

By Joe Sibilia, CSRwire CEO Editor’s Note: Next week we begin an exclusive series with social entrepreneur, impact investor and author Mal Warwick based on his latest book The Business Solution to Poverty. He will explore the nuances of poverty, why conventional efforts to eradicate global poverty have failed, and why only business can actually end poverty. Stay…

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Visions of the Future: CSR, Sustainable Business & Capitalism in 2020

By Dr. Wayne Visser Part of the Searching for Sustainable Business series Over the last 12 weeks, I have shared examples from around the world of an approach to CSR (by which I mean Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility) in which companies seek to identify and tackle the root causes of our present unsustainability and irresponsibility, typically…

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