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Millennials Don’t Want Charity Jobs – We Want Impact!

The Millennials are here; in fact, we now outnumber Boomers in the workplace.

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We’ve been called everything from selfish and narcissistic, to lazy and entitled. As we shake off the (mis)perceptions people will realize that we’re a generation that wants to make a difference. In fact, meaningful work is an imperative for our generation.

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Storytelling Plays a Vital Role in Communicating Sustainable Value To Investors

[This is a great article by Carolyn McMaster of Thinkshift Communications. The issue of communicating sustainable value to investors is a very complex nut to crack BUT with the proper communication strategy it can be accomplished. Join me at the upcoming TSSS event on Feb 5 (Bay/Wall St. and Sustainability) to explore this complex issue, Philip Haid of PUBLIC Inc.]

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Increasingly investors see sustainability as an opportunity and a business advantage, but most also say companies don’t successfully communicate how “sustainability initiatives are linked to their strategy, financial performance and value in meaningful ways.”

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5 (less obvious) ways to make sustainability reporting more sustainable

Make-a-bigger-impactIf you’re wondering how a successful sustainability report can better resonate with investors then please check out the next TSSS event on Feb 5.  at 5pm EST Live & Livestream. Bay/Wall Street and Sustainability: Does your CSR Report Resonate with Investors?)

Is sustainability reporting sustainable? There are some that think it is. The practice is now more widespread than ever before and and legislation in different parts of the world is supporting increased non-financial disclosure. This would indicate that reporting is here to stay. On the other hand, there are some that think it isn’t. There are those who subordinate sustainability reporting to the new financial reporting trend called Integrated Reporting, while others advocate online interactive disclosures instead of reports.

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CSR isn’t getting the job done – now what?

CSR is dead – it’s over! So declared Peter Bakker – President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development – at the recent Sustainability Science Congress in Copenhagen.

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Bakker’s key argument is that leading companies are already going way beyond CSR and are integrating sustainability within everything they do, in recognition that business cannot succeed, if society fails. He urges us to innovate – to align with facts, to redesign what we mean by good performance, and to get inspired by new definitions of success.

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An amazing summary of The TOP TEN Sustainability Reports of 2014

[Thank-you Elaine Cohen for an incredibly comprehensive year end look at the worlds most dynamic and impactful sustainability reports!]

Another year-end, another excruciating task picking out my Top Ten Sustainability Reports for 2014. It’s excruciating because narrowing my selection down to ten is probably the hardest thing I do on the CSR Reporting Blog each year. I am always tempted to go to 15, or 20, or 25… but why change a winning formula? Nevertheless, this year was particularly tough. There really are some great reports out there.

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