[ ri-spon-suh-bil-i-tee ]
- The state or fact of being responsible, answerable or accountable for something within one's power, control or management
Social responsibility defines the concept of individuals and businesses taking the responsibility to act in the best interest of their society and environment while working for their betterment or profit.
While giving back in a personal sense is fulfilling, giving back in a professional sense can be equally rewarding for all those involved. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) encourages organizations to collaborate and come together for a greater good. As a meetings professional, there are opportunities to incorporate CSR into your meeting or event.
In this Education Essentials, you'll learn how your organization can benefit from promoting CSR, how FICP is incorporating CSR into the 2022 Annual Conference Closing Experience, how you can achieve a greener meeting and more.
2022 FICP Annual Conference Closing Experience
This month at the 2022 FICP Annual Conference, attendees will build relationships, purpose and passion as they participate in a CSR activity during the Closing Experience. After a 90-minute, immersive closing keynote address, attendees will leave refueled with inspiration, deepened relationships and the knowledge that they made a direct and positive impact on the world.
Workplace Wellness for a Better Bottom Line With Nova Nicole
A successful CSR initiative starts from within your organization. To successfully take care of others, start by taking care of yourself (and your teams).
In this article, 2022 FICP Canadian Seminar speaker Nova Nicole shares practical tools you can use to manage your workplace wellness to improve performance.
How to Choose the Right CSR Activity for Your Group
As a meetings professional, there are opportunities to incorporate CSR initiative into your meeting or event. It’s just a matter of determining what’s the best activity for your group that is giving back while also effectively providing an engaging and fun experience for those involved.
Read this article for a few tips and tricks on how to choose the best CSR activity for your next event.
Why Blend Corporate Social Responsibility and Events?
While the act of giving back provides a wealth of personal gratification, CSR activities can benefit companies by increasing brand awareness, improving a company's public image and increasing employee engagement and satisfaction.
Read more about real-life CSR event examples and the benefits it can bring for your event and company.
Building a Sustainable Meetings and Events Program
Increasing your focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors to build a sustainable meetings and events program comes with numerous benefits. Who doesn’t enjoy doing something good and reaping the benefits?
It’s important to remember that building a sustainable meetings and events program does not happen overnight. It’s a process that takes time, consideration, stakeholder buy in and more.
Use the roadmap in this article to help you build a best-in-class sustainable events program.
A Checklist for Green Meetings
No matter how big or small a meeting or event, it is bound to leave an environmental footprint.
In this green meeting checklist, you'll find factors to consider when planning for a green meeting, such as destination selection, how you market your meeting, the use of paper, transportation and more.
#TBT - What Is Your ROE With CSR?
Solve for the value of X: CSR + X = ROI
Don'te fret! As much as it may look like it, this isn't an algebra equation (thank goodness!). Even better, we're here to give you the answer.
Many organizations include community service activities within the meeting agenda because giving back is part of their corporate culture. However, two important questions are: How can your organization yield the greatest ROI with this activity, and what is the true measure of success with CSR?
In this article, Alan Ranzer, managing partner and co-founder of Impact 4 Good, shares that the metric needed to measure ROI with CSR is ROE (Return on Emotion).
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