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Corporate Philanthropy

Let’s do away with CSR

July 10th, 2011  |  Source: marcgunther.com


Maybe it’s time to do away with corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Not merely the words and the idea but the infrastructure: CSR departments, CSR reports, CSR conferences and CSR executives.

GE shareholders not laughing

April 14th, 2011  |  Source: MarketWatch.com

Prank knocks $3.5 billion off GE’s market cap

As far as hoaxes go, it was hilarious. Unless you got caught on the wrong side of the trade.

Nuns vs. Goldman Sachs on pay

April 6th, 2011  |  Source: FierceFinance.com

Catholic nuns have made themselves a force in the worldly realm of shareholder activism. In recent years, they have sponsored resolutions at a number of companies, including Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. Now, four order of nuns--The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia and the Benedictine Sisters of Mt Angel, who are all investors in Goldman Sachs--are outraged that the bank's board has decided to pay the top executives so well, reports The Guardian.


March 28th, 2011  |  Source: CMO/OP4G


A Cause-Directed Marketing Research Model that Raises Funds for Non-Profits Worldwide

Today the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is announcing a partnership with Op4G, Inc. that will enable companies and government agencies to field research more cost-effectively and efficiently while also supporting the work of non-profit organizations worldwide.

G.E.’s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

March 26th, 2011  |  Source: NYT

A PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS LIAISON In January, President Obama named Jeffrey R. Immelt, General Electric’s chief executive, to head the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. “He understands what it takes for America to compete in the global economy,” Mr. Obama said.

The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States.


Google Responds to Japan Earthquake With People Finder

March 11th, 2011  |  Source: Ad Age

Search Giant Sets Up Tools to Relay Information About What's Happening on the Ground

The largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history hit the northeast coast of Japan on Friday afternoon, local time. The 8.9 magnitude quake pushed a massive tsunami through coastal towns, flushing away entire farmlands and cities. Though there isn't yet an accurate account of the death toll, the Associated Press reports 200 to 300 people were found dead in the northern city of Sendai.

Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value

February 25th, 2011  |  Source: Nestlé

The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is awarded in alternate years to an individual, a non-government organisation (NGO) or a small business to reward an outstanding innovation or project in the area of water, nutrition or rural development.



FINRA fines Trillium for phony quotes

September 14th, 2010

High-frequency trading is one of our favorite subjects over on FierceFinanceIT, and we encourage you to tune in for our take on the subject. The issue has really heated up recently as the regulatory response to the May 6 Flash Crash is expected this month.

Where Google DotOrg went wrong

August 26th, 2010  |  Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Google’s philanthropy, dubbed DotOrg, launched in 2004 with bold ambitions and almost $1 billion in seed funding. But the corporate culture built by engineers proved challenging for the development experts brought in to run DotOrg. Six years later, the philanthropy’s leadership has been replaced and its ambitions have shrunk.

SSIR: Summer Feature: Measuring Social Value

August 12th, 2010  |  Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review

(Article free for one week only!)

When people approach social value as subjective, malleable, and variable, they create better metrics to capture it.

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