CSR, corporate social responsibility, CSR strategy, CSR Management, volunteering, community engagement,

As a startup, you have your work cut out for you. From limited resources to concerns about sales, investment, customer service and finding the right talent… Chances are CSR strategy is not at the top of your list of priorities – but its importance is growing and startups ignore this opportunity at their own risk…

A well-developed startup CSR strategy can actually help improve the outcomes for many of the core concerns keeping founders awake at night. From talent retention to funding, CSR can help accelerate your impact. 

Companies are expected to play an increasingly significant role in making the world a better place. Today, customers, employees and investors are more driven to engage with purpose-driven companies that are taking action to overcome economic, social and environmental challenges. 

Our world has never been so well connected. News - both good and bad - travels fast, and we’re used to a 24/7 rolling news cycle, from both mainstream sources, and our social media feeds. We’re increasingly accustomed to seeing corporate responses to emergencies or major appeals roll out in real-time. As a result, there’s a growing public awareness of (and expectation for) better, bigger and more decisive action on the part of the business community in times of crisis, or when disaster strikes.

Welcome to the second in our "Your Way To CSR Leadership Series" of interviews, where KindLink speaks to the professionals leading the way when it comes to progressive CSR practice around the globe...

Today we speak to Ife Fanabi – who works as a Social Value Project coordinator within the AECOM Social Value team in the UK and Ireland.

How does AECOM see Social Value and what does a Social Value manager within AECOM do? 

Welcome to the first in our "Your Way To CSR Leadership Series" of interviews, where KindLink speaks to the professionals leading the way when it comes to progressive CSR practice around the globe...

To watch a video of this interview, please head here.

 

Some 1.4 billion people are involved in the philanthropy sector every year. And there is true strength in numbers. But doesn’t that crowd strength start with those doing things on a personal level? Remember Archimedes' famous quote: Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. And that brings me to what KindLink wants to do for the world in 2020 and throughout this decade.