Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility today is viewed as a business imperative that provides opportunities for building customer/brand loyalty while also addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges, such as climate change, sustainable development and fair trade. The biggest hurdle for business leaders is how to align corporate social responsibility with the bottom line. Research shows that women, more often than men, generally view their careers in terms of the impact they can have on society. CSR programs can motivate and contribute to job satisfaction, not only for women, but for all employees.

NATIONAL PARENTS' DAY FORUM: The Alternatives to Marriage Project asks, are “traditional” families a myth?

July 23, 2009 posted by Hunter McCord*

When we close our eyes and think of a family, most of us will assign to it the image of a different-sex married couple and their children. But when we open our eyes, we immediately notice that families vary in numerous ways—by income, marital status, number/presence of children or partners, etc. Recent studies confirm the diversity of families in the United States (US). Almost 40% of children today are born to unmarried mothers, and nearly 40% of different-sex unmarried households include children. Furthermore, fewer than half of all households in the US are headed by a married couple. It is time to broaden our consideration of what constitutes a family today.


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NATIONAL PARENTS' DAY FORUM: Recognizing Caregivers

July 24, 2009 posted by Amy Sueyoshi*

This Sunday (July 26) while others will be celebrating National Parent’s Day, I will be honoring my ancestors at the San Francisco Buddhist Temple Obon Festival. Though I have no children of my own, I am, perhaps ironically, the god parent of my Catholic niece and nephew and have played a parental role for my immigrant mother since the day I could speak English. While I recognize the need to honor people who have their own children, I long for a world where we can embrace and respect all types of families and networks of care in which we willingly (but more often unwillingly) become involved.


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Warning To Businesses: Keeping Female Talent Means 'Doing the Right Thing,' Survey Finds

Member Organization: 
Center for Gender in Organizations

Simmons School of Management Finds Corporate Social Responsibility is Strong Incentive to Female Employees

NCRW 2010 Making a Difference for Women Awards Dinner Videos Now Up!

Watch remarks from Kiran Chetry, Eve Ensler, and Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues:

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Shattering the Ceilings, for Good

The barriers that continue to prevent women from reaching senior leadership in critical mass in the financial services industry and more generally–negative gender stereotyping, lack of women in line positions, a narrow pipeline, lack of mentoring and promoting opportunities, work/life balance challenges, limited access to powerful professional networks– are the same ones faced over a decade ago.
 

URL: 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacki-zehner/shattering-the-ceilings-f_b_219285.html

Gender Action Plan: Bringing the Private Sector on Board

World Bank Managing Director Ngozi N. Okonjo-Iweala formally launched a Private Sector Leaders Forum (PSLF) with IFC Executive Vice President Lars Thunell and World Bank Vice President Danny Laipziger at the World Economic Forum January 2009 summit in Davos, Switzerland. This innovative public-private partnership is the latest initiative of Gender Equality as Smart Economics, the World Bank Group’s Gender Action Plan (GAP).
 

URL: 
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTGENDER/Resources/GAPNewsletterSpring09.pdf

A Business Case for Women

Companies that hire and retain more women not only are doing the right thing but can also gain a competitive edge. They can take several basic steps to achieve even greater parity.  These companies will be able to draw from a broader pool of talent in an era of talent shortages. What’s more, research shows a correlation between high numbers of female senior executives and stronger financial performance.
 

URL: 
http://www.cwf.ch/uploads/press/ABusinessCaseForWomen.pdf
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