Careers with a Conscience: How to Make Corporate Social by Elaine Appleton Grant, WetFeet

By Elaine Appleton Grant, WetFeet

Careers with a sense of right and wrong is the last word consultant for locating jobs that contain company social responsibility-CSR. even if it includes a brand new form of consciousness to the surroundings, human rights, operating stipulations, or company transparency, loads of businesses are having a look past the base line and growing positions for CSR execs. CSR is turning up in all industries and in all sizes of businesses, from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune one thousand giants. Careers with a judgment of right and wrong provide you with the lowdown on CSR activity opportunities-and the place to discover them.

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The CSR Proposition The Job Landscape Exploring the CSR Landscape: A How-To Guide Landing the Job Real People Profiles For Your Reference Careers with a Conscience How did you wind up in this career and this job? What was your path? I had an interest in the for-profit side of things, and I was lucky to get a job in a larger, traditional company. My first job out of college was at Goldman Sachs. , and worked on the Clinton campaign and administration. S. S. spends abroad in our aid budget. After that, I got my MBA, which was a wonderful opportunity to see what makes successful companies tick.

One of them said, “You should call Bob Stiller,” who was then the CEO and is now the chairman. They were saying, “We ought to up our level of commitment to CSR. ” When I was there before, I was very visible as someone who did a lot on these issues. That’s how I ended up back here. I was open to an opportunity that presented itself. What would you recommend to someone who wants to incorporate social responsibility into his or her career? Jobs like mine aren’t common and don’t come by very often.

After that, I got my MBA, which was a wonderful opportunity to see what makes successful companies tick. Later, I worked with McKinsey and eventually worked as an independent consultant, where ShoreBank was one of my clients. Why did you get into corporate social responsibility? I was interested in community development and in the idea of a triple-bottom-line business: one that addresses profit, planet, and people. If we’re going to address the issues that we face, we need strong nonprofits—even though my career right now is in for-profit business.

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