CSR

Raising awareness for the work of RMHC Latvia

Posted by on June 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm

In March, Who walks the Dog and RMHC Latvia started their partnership. RMHC was looking for a further expansion of communication and community engagement, in particular in the social media marketing arena. Who walks the Dog saw an opportunity to not only test and improve social media and communication approaches, but also support RMHC in [...]

Sharing unprintable files with Save As WWF: skip or join?

Posted by on December 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

In every company, many documents are created. And often, the final versions are saved as pdf files and distributed that way. Inside a company, but also to clients and business partners. With the ever increasing quality of screens and monitors, reading files in a digital format becomes more customary. But still, many documents are printed [...]

Turning around in a crisis: can CSR help?

Posted by on November 17, 2010 at 10:02 am

On November 11, the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (NCCL) organised their annual conference with the title New Turn in Entrepreneurship Development and Management Practices in Latvia. The conference aimed to showcase good management practices, with a focus on corporate social responsibility, and how this can help Latvian companies to use the effects of the [...]

The challenges and benefits of equal opportunities

Posted by on November 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm

On November 9, the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia organised the third CSR Movie Night. This time, The Pursuit of Happyness was the featured movie, and the introductory talk was done by Who walks the Dog director Arjan Tupan. Feel free to leave your comments below.

Are Baltic companies too shy to report on CSR?

Posted by on October 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Last week saw two publications that showed the benefits of running a business in a sustainable way. In Gimme Some Truth: Green washing versus Sustainability the authors mention as a sideline something very interesting – there is growing quantitative evidence that companies that embrace sustainable business practices actively outperform their passive peers. The other publication, [...]

Can CSR Kill Your Competitiveness?

Posted by on October 13, 2010 at 10:02 am

A country hit hard by the economic crisis is not the most fertile ground for highly idealistic talk about philanthropy and environment friendliness. Especially if many businesses are struggling to survive and see investments as an unaffordable luxury. Or is it? With this in mind, the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, in cooperation with [...]

How Doing Social Good Can And Should Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by on September 1, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Last week, with an article in the Wall Street Journal titled ‘The Case Agains Corporate Social Responsibility’, Dr. Aneel Karnani kicked up a storm in the CSR world. In his article he calls CSR irrelevant or ineffective, and even worse: something that delays or discourages more effective measures to enhance social welfare. Interesting statements, and [...]