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Is Your CSR Impact Reporting Agile Enough for What Lies Ahead?

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Nov 25, 2020 10:19:45 AM

When reflecting on the events of 2020, the word that leaps to many of our minds is “unprecedented.” From the crippling COVID-19 pandemic to the calls for justice and equity heard across the United States, companies have had to absorb a number of unprecedented shocks to the way they do business, and the way they carry out their mandate of corporate citizenship. Many organizations have shifted their missions to respond to the ongoing crises – for example, by directing funds toward addressing employee hardship, improving digital education, or advancing advocacy work.

Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, Reporting, Module, Goal Tracker, Responsible Companies

Everyone is starting to adopt the UN SDG framework, but how can you effectively track your efforts against it?

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Aug 11, 2020 5:40:54 PM

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become a widely adopted blueprint for organisations to map and track their progress in addressing global challenges like poverty, clean energy, and climate change.

For many however, effectively tracking and measuring their overall impact remains elusive, especially when many have different philanthropic program types (i.e. employee volunteering, donations, fundraising, etc.). How for instance, do you track overall impact if your volunteer programs use volunteer hours as a base metric, while your donation program uses Euros raised to track progress?

Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, Goal Tracker, Responsible Companies

How Employers Can Address Employees’ Financial Hardships, Wage and Income Loss, Medical Bills, and Other Needs Due to COVID-19

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Apr 2, 2020 3:37:48 PM

Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Responsible Companies, Fireside Chat

6 Common CSR Program Challenges (And How You Can Solve Them)

Posted by Stirling Myles on Sep 27, 2019 4:02:09 PM

Successfully implementing a corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy is both challenging and complex. That's why SmartSimple is happy to offer practical workshops on five CSR topics to help solve some of the most common challenges when building out or improving your responsibility strategy, such as integrating with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Education, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, SmartSimple, Responsible Companies

Take A Look At The Future Of CSR Leadership

Posted by Stirling Myles on Jun 10, 2019 11:54:01 AM

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Everything starts with the voice of your crowd. CSR has gone through many shifts since its inception, and how it's addressed the societal needs of the time. We speak about the evolution of CSR leadership in our Brief History of CSR blog. According to the book All In, CSR has transformed through three eras of leadership: the “Harm Reduction” era where companies reactively tried to offset some past mishaps to better their brand in the public eye, to the “Strategic Integration” era where companies saw the value in brand building into their marketing strategy. Today, CSR follows a  more purpose-led model where companies implement a purpose as a critical element in the fabric of every aspect in their operations. This model is more holistic in its approach that makes your business ready for the modern era of purpose-driven CSR.

Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, Responsible Companies