Voices of Influence: Original and Guest Blog Posts from Around the World

These blogs provide insight into the latest issues, challenges, advances and debate around CSR and sustainability. Original and guest blog posts highlight differing perspectives and context.

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Feeling Valued in the Nonprofit Sector

 

By: Ryan Steinbach

I believe that I am meant to work at a nonprofit or social enterprise. I’m passionate about a variety of social and environmental issues, I loved my experiences interning and volunteering for nonprofits in college, and I’m fine with giving up some income to find greater purpose in my work. I have known for a while that a revenue-generating nonprofit is the best fit for me based on my career priorities, thanks to some help from ...

"Reversing" Cross-Sector Leadership Exchanges

 

By Jeff Raderstrong

Last month, I was lucky enough to attend the White House Forum on Cross-Sector Leadership, which was co-hosted by the InterSector Project. The day was devoted to exploring the need for greater cross-sector collaboration, and how cultivating individual leaders can help bring the sectors closer together.

We spent most of the time in a design workshop...

The Sustainability Party!

With all the talk of restraint to ensure viability of our planet/lifestyles, dour economic forecasts (not just for Greece, Cyprus and a few others in the EU - how's your credit rating UK?) and general feeling that life just won't be as much fun anymore, I think it's time for a Sustainability Party!

Of course I'm not talking about throwing a party of...

What Are The Biggest Challenges to Communicating CSR with Social Media?

Are you planning to develop a social media strategy to communicate your company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability plan? What are some of the biggest challenges in using social media to communicate sustainability efforts?

As an orientation, the use of social media collaboration technologies can help organizations break down silos and facilitate knowledge sharing across business units, corporate functions and stakeholders. Social sharing enables individuals, communities, businesses, and non-government organizations the ability to connect with...

In Focus: Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign

Interview with the Oxfam policy advisor leading the charity’s latest campaign to drive up sustainability standards among the world’s top food and drinks companies.

Last month Oxfam released a set of scorecards ranking the ethical practices of the “Big Ten” food and drinks companies. The firms, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Kellogg’s, between them make more than $1bn a day and have an...

In Focus: Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign

 

Interview with the Oxfam policy advisor leading the charity’s latest campaign to drive up sustainability standards among the world’s top food and drinks companies.

Last month Oxfam released a set of scorecards ranking the ethical practices of the “Big Ten” food and drinks companies. The firms, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Kellogg’s, between them make more than $1bn a day...

A Vision for Big Data in the Social Sector

 

By Patrick Davis

Recently, my buddy Brian Weinberg and I had the chance to interview Matt Mahan, CEO of Causes as a part of our on-going GAMECHANGERS series (see full interview below). Causes is arguably the largest online platform for social change in the world. As I’m writing this, Causes boasts 153 million members hailing from 142 countries, who have taken over 1 billion actions collectively. These actions include starting...

Charities Need to Increase Overheads

By David Connor

Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is wrong

If you work in social enterprise or a charitable organisation make sure you find 18 minutes and 55 seconds to watch the video below.

I’ve seen the link to this video enthusiastically being bounced around the social media world for a few days and I finally managed to squeeze in a watch over lunch today.

I’ll let Dan do the talking first and add...

Water: Conflict or Cooperation?

World Water Day this year highlights the role of cooperation in managing the many competing needs for the resource, a topic near and dear to Future 500's heart. Demand for water is surging as global population booms and developing economies continue their steady hum. Meanwhile, climate...

FDA Should Use New FTC Digital Guidelines as Guardrails for Social Media

By Zoe Dunn

The Pharmaceutical industry may just have the social media guardrails it has long been waiting for.

While the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates the industry, hasn’t yet issued its promised social media guidance, it may just defer to the newly-released Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) staff guidance document on digital advertising, ...

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