Just Good Business: The Strategic Guide to Aligning Corporate Responsibility and Brand
by Kellie A. McElhaney
AVAILABILITY: Active Record (Readily Available)
Publication Date: November 2008
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Topics: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS; STRATEGIC PLANNING; SUCCESS IN BUSINESS
Description: In the wake of corporate scandals, growing environmental concerns and push-back from customers and shareholders, a wide variety of companies are embracing the notion that they need to be not just profit centres but also global citizens.
'Just Good Business' shows leaders and managers how to develop a unifying strategy for guiding their corporate social responsibility (CSR)--and why it's critical to embed CSR initiatives into larger corporate strategy.
Every major company has a corporate strategy based on business objectives and competencies of the firm. Most major companies claim to have a corporate social responsibility strategy, most of which are not linked to business objectives or competencies of the firm. These companies are adopting CSR practices, but aren't reaping the benefits of these initiatives because A) they aren't strategic and B) they're failing to communicate them effectively. Fortunately, closing the CSR story-telling gap can represent great opportunity for savvy companies who want to seize it. Just Good Business shows leaders and managers how to develop a unifying strategy for guiding their CSR work. She walks readers through the process of connecting their CSR efforts to the company's core corporate strategy, business objectives, and core competencies. She then shows with her 7 Principles of Branding & CSR why it's critical to embed CSR initiatives into larger corporate strategy, and to tell their CSR story."
Kellie McElhaney is the John C Whitehead Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Corporate Responsibility and founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
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