I created this blog because what I have to say about corporate responsibility can’t all be said in 140 characters…
Actually, I created this blog for a few reasons.
Much of my work is in the area of corporate responsibility and business sustainability. Although we as a society have come a long way in this space, there is still much to be learned and much to be done. This blog aims to engage and support those who would further the art and science of corporate responsibility and business sustainability, whether as a practitioner, a consumer, or any other kind of interested party.
But I am frequently reminded, especially as I read and watch the daily news, that corporate responsibility and business sustainability requires a broader contextual frame. There are matters of public and personal responsibility that are relevant to, and must also be considered in, deliberations of corporate responsibility. So this blog will also explore this broader context, to help make sense of corporate responsibility and related topics, like sustainability and ethics.
Finally, this blog was inspired by real people whom I call Shoestring Practitioners. A Shoestring Practitioner is someone with a passion for doing good, for doing the right thing, for doing things better, but who is working on a shoestring: constrained in his or her efforts by a lack of resources, such as staff, time, money, or organizational support. I know quite a few Shoestring Practitioners. Sometimes they make incredible progress. Too often they are pushing a rope (or, if they don’t have a rope, a shoestring). The Great Recession made things even more challenging for the Shoestring Practitioner. They need all the help they can get. I hope this blog will serve as a useful resource for them.
I’ll try to address any specific requests for information or guidance that Shoestring Practitioners (or any other kind of reader) might have. To begin with, I’ve added a series of links to resources I find most useful. I’ll add to and refine these links as time goes on, and discuss additional resources in new posts.
You’ll find that my content will emphasize, but not be limited to, the Canadian scene.
Depending on how things go – how the blog is received and what kind of feedback I get on the content – I may eventually re-organize the blog content to better meet user needs.
Let me know what you think and what your responsibility challenges are. Feedback is always welcome.