Working in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is something I find difficult but gratifying. The field of CSR is tumultuous but, as in most fields these days, fellow CSR strategists collaborate via social media to discuss the good, the bad, and everything in between. Over the years, I’ve found some amazing companies and innovators that I have found to be great resources within CSR. (In no particular order)
GoodB: One of the best CSR & Sustainable business news sources. They inspire businesses to be a forces for good. They’re constantly distributing new data, releases and news.
Companies For Good: This group covers the spectrum of CSR-related issues (cause marketing, social giving, employee engagement & corporate philanthropy). They focus on the social issues and have a great combination of business and social engagement. @Companies4good
Allison McGuire: One of my all-time favorite CSR and cause marketing thought leaders. She works with Companies For Good, but her extensive background experience gives her a unique and insightful point of view. @CaliMcG
Company2keep Inc.: An on-line destination directory and interactive platform where responsible businesses engage stakeholders to advance sustainable best-practices. A very solid group who strives to get all sides to collaborate towards making business more socially and environmentally responsible. @company2keep
Celesa Horvath: Celesa is a corporate sustainability and responsibility consultant, blogger, and speaker. She posts very thought provoking and current articles. With experience in Canada and abroad, Celesa brings something truly special to the table. @Celesahorvath
Susan McPherson: Susan is the Senior Vice President/Director of Global Marketing at Fenton. She’s passionate about global innovation, social entrepreneurship, CSR, cause marketing, fundraising, and engagement strategies. Though “passionate” hardly begins to describe her. Susan hosts #CSRChat, which is one of the top Twitter chats and always brings an excellent crowd. @Susanmcp1
3BLMedia: This company promotes CSR via press releases, videos, blogs, and more. 3BL is the leading distributor of CSR & sustainability news and content across the social web. They have a great recap of each week and use all types of media to spread their work. @3BLMedia
David Connor: David is the founder of Coethica. He has knowledge of CSR, sustainability, social enterprise, and small business. David is the type to pose such interesting thoughts and/or questions that they tend to go viral. A brilliant mind. @Davidcoethica
Leon Kaye: Pushes the business case for CSR & sustainability. He writes for @GuardianSustbiz, @TriplePundit, and @Inhabitat. He’s also the editor of GreenGoPost. Clearly, the demand for Leon’s ideas prove he’s a necessity in the CSR field. @LeonKaye
CSRwire: Full Disclosure – I have an affiliation with CSRwire. CSRwire is the most trusted source of corporate social responsibility & sustainability news, reports & information. They’re constantly hosting seminars, webinars, and tweetchats. It’s an outstanding resource for notification of upcoming events and current news. @CSRwire
Aman Singh: Aman is an editor at CSRwire and one of the most experienced journalists, communicators, and CSR & Sustainable business strategists. She is an IEMA-certified CSR Practitioner and a brilliant social media strategist. Her work speaks for itself. If you don’t know her yet, do it immediately. @AmanSinghCSR
Triple Pundit: Triple Pundit is an innovative new-media company for the business community that cultivates awareness and understanding of the triple bottom line. Though they can fly under the radar, their information is undoubtedly worth a look. @Triplepundit
CSR Leaders: This is a venue for CSR Leaders to network and share best CSR and Sustainability practices. One of the best features of social media is the ability to network with like-minded thinkers. Sharing notes is crucial to understand what works well and what fails miserably. @CSR_Leaders
Elaine Cohen: Elaine is the manager of BeyondBusiness. She’s a CSR consultant, sustainability reporter, and human resources pro. Elaine even authored CSR for HR. However, Elaine really shines as a leader in CSR when she’s speaking as part of a panel or writing articles on current sustainability issues. I would classify her as an expert. @Elainecohen
These are some of the resources that I’ve found to be at the core of CSR today. Who would you add to this list?