Where Does Philanthropy Fit in the CSR Spectrum?
I have to admit, I consider myself a purist. I’ve always felt more comfortable on the “Responsibility” vs the “Social” side of the scale in CSR. My early background is in Environmental and Employee protection and health. I actually was, and still am a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). No…that doesn’t mean I’m some special dentist...
- Don’t hate me because I’m green I recently read Robert Samuelson’s article called, “Prius Politics”. In the article, the author suggests that the Prius is a “parable” for global warming politics and proposes that owning a Prius is more about fashion than being environmentally responsible. (more…)
- What Exactly Is the Social Responsibility of Global Corporations? It's been awhile since my last blog, so there is much I could discuss. Just prior to taking a vacation in Mexico with my family, I published a post on Intel's Classmate PC and how the press had so often characterized it as in competition with the one laptop per child (OLPC) initiative. (more…)
- How did I get here? When I tell people what I do (I’m a marketing manager for Intel’s strategic philanthropy, Education), the first reaction is usually “I didn’t know Intel did that” and followed quickly by “how did you get that job?” So I’ll start there… (more…)
- Can technology help people get better? Don’t ask my doctor I’m sick. I started getting sick just after returning from 12 days in China (12 Days in China, that has a Hollywood ring to it!). Whatever bug I got had the upper hand over the last few days, So, I thought I should go see my doctor. (more…)
Are Corporate Blogs “blog-a-ganda”?
Does anybody read corporate blogs? Does anybody care? Our blog is pretty new but there doesn't seem to be many comments---and that’s being nice. I was thinking of asking my wife to put down a comment on my blog so at least I could have one, but I though that was shameful, and she may have had said no--and then...
CSR Index: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
Last week, the Maala organization (an affiliate of BSR) published its index for social responsibility in Israel. I’m proud to note that Intel Israel was ranked as one of the top five privately-owned companies. The ranking is connected to the Maala CSR Index, which is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, on a daily basis.The Maala Index joins similar...