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CSR Weekly News Digest


August 22, 2017

Top Corporate Social Responsibility news from last week, collected by the FreeBalance Strategy and Innovation Group.

THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IMPERATIVE FOR TECH FIRMS: Rupert Scofield, President of FINCA, describes how social responsibility is not optional in the technology industry, in Techworld. He states: “the introduction of a social responsibility programme at any tech startup has another purpose: it signals to the market and any potential employees an intention to build a sustainable and enduring organization.”

CSR FOR SDGs: Mandy Ryan, Managing Director at Changing Our World, describes how companies can align corporate citizenship strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Triple Pundit. She introduces a roadmap for businesses to navigate across SDGs complexities. Meanwhile, Abha Malpani, also in Triple Pundit, describes how private wealth can close the SDGs gap.

LATEST CLIMATE CHANGE CHART: Kate Wheeling, in Pacific Standard, describes the latest NASA chart showing the very hot 2017.

ADVERTISING AND DISTRUST: Larry Alton, in AdWeek, describes how traditional advertising has led to an increased distrust in businesses. He unpacks the current situation and makes recommendations about how advertising can increase trust.


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Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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