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Innovation Nationalism

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"How can you say they [the British East India Company] were socially responsible?" she asked. "We're from a former British Colony and they were just awful."

Myths of Measurement

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BCLC’s fall events -- the Global Conference and the Citizens Awards -- were an inspiration. Personally, I couldn’t help but be inspired by so many companies tackling the world’s problems so thoughtfully. Interestingly, among the many topics companies cover, I noticed a common thread: measurement is sorely needed in CSR, and there is a lot of ambiguity about the best way to measure success.

Measuring Shared Value...minus the measuring

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In the January-February 2011 edition of HBR, Michael Porter and Mark Kramer made the case for shared value. As a consultant to companies on innovation and social impact, this was one of the most welcome articles I have read in the past several years. When - arguably - the biggest name in the study of management lends his voice to the case for social good AND shows correlation to profitability, people listen.

What We Loved in 2011: Top Headlines and Happenings of the Past Year

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2011 was a rollercoaster year in many respects, and the field of corporate citizenship was no different.  While thousands are protesting big business through the Occupy movement, individual companies -- through partnerships and leadership -- are part of some impressive societal strides. Below are six corporate citizenship headlines and happenings we found highly engaging this past year:

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