Tips to Become Socially Responsible:
The benefits for business of implementing Socially Responsible projects have been identified by The World Business Council for Sustainable Development which, after analysing several surveys and case studies, stated that those organisations which design and implement focused Corporate Socially Responsible programs, “attract better talent and have employees that are more motivated, loyal and innovative.” This view has been supported by further research and in a detailed survey by Environics International in 2002, (that questioned 25,000 employees from 25 different countries). The survey found that eighty percent of employees “felt greater motivation and loyalty towards their jobs and companies the more socially responsible their employers became” (Glavas and Piderit, 2009, p.55).
Leadership, organizational culture and people may be among the most important drivers of effective sustainability decision making. CEO's should communicate - and over communicate - the importance of sustainability and establish a culture of integrating sustainability into day-to-day management decisions.
Even former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the academic community at a global forum on December 5, 2008 that”as teachers, you can ensure that tomorrow’s leaders understand that the long-term growth of a business is tied to its environmental and social impact”, (Glavas and Piderit, 2009, p.67).
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Articles on Social Responsibility:
Social Responsibility: Who's Got it Right and Who Hasn't? by Nigel Brownbill
The Corporate Social Responsibility Debate by Nigel Brownbill
Linking Leadership to Social Responsibility by Nigel Brownbill
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