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Individuals want to buy from and work for organizations that align with their values. Why then are so few brands willing to make their position on issues impacting our society clear to their stakeholders? Now we have some key answers. Only 18% of brands are very likely to speak out on any social issues this … Continue reading Why Aren’t More Brands Speaking out on Social Issues? Here’s What We Know

JUST Capital and The Harris Poll explored how the American public expected companies to respond to the most crucial issues of 2020. A survey of 2,055 U.S. adults was conducted from Oct. 20-22, 2020. Key findings include: 1.) 72% of Americans think that business leaders have a role to play in assisting their employees during … Continue reading Americans Believe Corporate Leaders Have a Role in Protecting Democracy

Corporate involvement in social issues such as racial justice, voting access and climate change is on the rise, but so is demand for corporate leadership on these issues. More than 60% of Americans would like to see major companies advocate to protect the environment; provide food security; end discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation … Continue reading In Social Issue Engagement, Major Companies Face Great Expectations — And Greater Controversy

This blog is based on the original study in the Public Relations Journal. When events of societal injustice occur and governmental responses appear inadequate, citizens often turn their focus to the leaders of companies they buy from, work for, and trust. Whether they want a void to be filled, a right to be wronged, or simply to have … Continue reading Words, Money, or Action? How Corporate Social Advocacy Drove Media Coverage of Black Lives Matter

Cen April Yue and colleagues explored the effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) or corporate social irresponsibility (CSI) on consumer responses. Two experiments were conducted on 361 U.S. adult consumers and 291 U.S. adult consumers respectively. The first examined consumer responses to CSR and CSI when they occurred separately. The second explored the impact of … Continue reading The joint effect of corporate social irresponsibility and social responsibility on consumer outcomes

This summary is provided by IPR based on the original study from Morning Consult Morning Consult explored how investors feel about social responsibility regarding the companies they are investing in.  Morning Consult conducted a survey of 2,210 U.S. adults from May 24-26.  Key findings include: Between all adults surveyed, 40% said it was more important … Continue reading Do Investors Consider Social Responsibility in Investment Decisions?

This blog is based on the original journal article in the Public Relations Journal. The concept of American democracy has conventionally been structured around voters receiving political information from government institutions, political parties, and news media sources. Today, corporations play a major role in a democratic society by taking public stances on controversial social-political issues, … Continue reading The Impact of Corporate Social Advocacy on Stakeholders’ Issue Awareness, Attitudes, and Voting Behaviors

In partnership with PR Daily, “How We Did It” is a series featuring IPR Trustees discussing a success in their public relations career. I’m surprised that so many corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs have nothing whatsoever to do with the organization’s unique selling proposition (USP). When I ask why, I often hear, “I inherited it and … Continue reading How We Did It: How We Aligned CSR With Our Unique Selling Proposition

Effective communication of a company’s CSR initiatives contributes to the mutually beneficial relationships that it can develop with its internal and external stakeholders (Kim & Ferguson, 2018). The existing CSR research either examined CSR communication as merely a strategic tool used to enhance corporate reputation or investigated the political role that a company can play … Continue reading Eight Best Practices for Linking CSR to Corporate Reputation