Episode 33: Steve Sanner of Jiffy Lube

Steve Sanner, the owner of 48 Jiffy Lube stores, focuses on the community through a variety of programs that support local art, local team members and local nonprofits.   When Steve Sanner’s Jiffy Lube store was plagued with graffiti, he decided to use it as an opportunity to engage the community by creating the Every PartContinue reading “Episode 33: Steve Sanner of Jiffy Lube”

Episode 32: Kent Kramer of Goodwill

Goodwill works to remove barriers to healthcare, education and employment that many people face around the country.  Most people know Goodwill as a retail store but they do so much more than that. With over 20 years of experience with the company, Kent Kramer has witnessed first hand the benefits and opportunities that Goodwill providesContinue reading “Episode 32: Kent Kramer of Goodwill”

Episode 31: Deb Leary of Forensic Pathways

  Deb Leary, CEO and founder of Forensic Pathways, believes in the power of social good. Through her involvement with The United Nations Global Compact, she helps small businesses realize their global impact. Deb Leary is the CEO and founder of Forensic Pathways, an international consultancy and forensic technology design company that develops innovative technologiesContinue reading “Episode 31: Deb Leary of Forensic Pathways”

What the World Needs Now: More “Conscious” Companies

The Financial Times defines Corporate Social Responsibility as “a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, environmental and social benefits for all stakeholders.” Yes, CSR ought to be a critical component to an organization’s operating ethos, its values, and its purpose. Every organization should be ‘doing’ CSR. Many are doing it exquisitely well. ButContinue reading “What the World Needs Now: More “Conscious” Companies”

Corporate Social Responsibility: Expectations vs. Reality:

Like any other business endeavor, companies that set out to either establish or expand their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program have a number of common expectations. Having interviewed dozens of companies, though, it seems that the reality is often drastically different than these expectations. Here are some common misconceptions that we have learned from pastContinue reading “Corporate Social Responsibility: Expectations vs. Reality:”

Episode 15: Jeff Brown of Newman’s Own Foundation

Newman’s Own Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization founded by Paul Newman in 2005 to assure the continuation of his commitment to use 100% of the net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products for charitable purposes.

Episode 12: Shama Amalean of THINX

Listen in as we talk to Shama about how THINX’s unique product, unique brand and unique impact is disrupting the $19 billion feminine hygiene industry with its continued expansion.

Episode 11: Kyle DeFur of trueU

As president of trueU, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization, Kyle DeFur leads a movement of like-minded businesses that believe the talent war is real and the best way to thrive in this environment is to grow their greatest asset – their people. 

Doing good can make your business even better

While community participation is frequently regarded as a company’s social responsibility in its entirety, it isn’t. However, a company’s participation in its community is often the most recognizable and outward facing facet of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program.

Creating a positive workplace culture is just smart business

Since employees’ whole-life satisfaction steadily increases as more core needs are met at work, companies are becoming more and more conscious of creating a workplace culture that can recruit and retain team members.

Episode 7: Brice Gosnell

Brice Gosnell is a strategic planner and engaged leader with more than 18 years of experience growing revenue, consumer awareness and brand reach. Listen in as Kathy and Vicki talk to Brice about finding meaning in work and why that matters to him.

Key tips for incorporating CSR into your workplace

No matter if you’re a start-up working out of your partner’s kitchen or part of a large corporation engaging thousands of employees across the globe, these 10 actionable tips apply.