Tag: Corporate Citizenship

Tips to Move CSR from Philanthropy to Business Strategy

As part of Emily and Cheryl’s Leading for Social Value course last spring, students were asked to write closing blogs with reflections from the seven weeks of the course. This post from Calliope Desenberg, MBA’18 is the fourth in this series of posts we’ll be sharing periodically. Moving from a philanthropy focused corporate social responsibility…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

Creating Social Value Where Opportunity Knocks

By Nisha Munshi, Babson MBA Student and Sr. Regulatory Nutrition Specialist for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. “You’re a Registered Dietitian and you work for Dunkin’ Donuts?” A bit of an oxymoron, right? I thought so too until I took Babson’s Social Value Creation (SVC) Matters class. After three years of working as a regulatory nutrition specialist,…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

FROM RHETORIC TO REALITY… ISN’T IT TIME!!!

It is finally time to move the often over-used rhetoric of “Our people are our greatest asset” to reality. When employees are treated well, valued for who they are, what they know, who they know and their personal resources a company has more than a win win. They will activate their employees discretionary effort. .…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

Debunking a Dangerous Assumption

By Mary C. Gentile PhD, Director of Giving Voice To Values at Babson College I spend all my working hours (and many of the hours when I am theoretically sleeping) sharing an innovative approach to thinking about, talking about and developing values-driven leadership called Giving Voice To Values (“GVV”). GVV is based on the idea…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

The Only Thing That Remains Constant

By Jennifer-Trisha Kuhanga, Babson Undergraduate Student and Intern at The Lewis Institute. I have been working with The Lewis Institute since January and we have been developing a project called the Babson Good Business Initiative (BGBI). BGBI is an experimental project that aims to help actualize Babson’s vision to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create both…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog

Microsoft’s Sid Espinosa Reflects on Corporate Citizenship

Sid Espinosa, Microsoft’s Director of Corporate Citizenship, has a recent article in Venture Beat about corporate citizenship: Corporate philanthropy: Good for the Soul and Your Bottom Line. There’s no question what he says is important and very true – he cites a recent study from the Reputation Institute showing that “increasing local community engagement is…

Posted In Creating Social Value Blog