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Inspired by inspiration

After my guest lecture at Dr. Brad Allen’s course “Applied Corporate Responsibility” (offered over the summer at Harvard’s Business School), I was approached by a young woman from Italy, Ms. Talita Costanzo.  She said that a phrase from my book had inspired her.  She told me that the phrase “Lead from wherever you stand” had [...]

July 21 / 2013
Author Tim Mohin
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How to hack it as a corporate treehugger

By Ellen Weinreb Published July 17, 2013 CSR job seekers and professionals, look no further than Tim Mohin’s “Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations.” This book, informed by years of on-the-job experience, is today’s most practical guide for anyone looking to prepare for or thrive in a corporate social responsibility [...]

July 17 / 2013

Lessons From a Corporate Responsibility Report Veteran

It’s reporting season again and, as a reader interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR), you have no doubt seen many press releases announcing various companies’ latest CSR reports. Let’s face it: issuing a CSR report is not really news any longer. In fact, as of May 24, 2013, CorporateRegister.com was tracking 48,152 reports across 9,937 companies. It [...]

June 20 / 2013
Author Tim Mohin
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Crowdsourcing for the Common Good

I have attended numerous sustainability conferences and gatherings over the years. I always feel energized talking about sustainability with colleagues, but the inspiration quickly fades after the event. Sometimes I even feel some regret for all of the resources I used in attending these events. These feelings, coupled with the fact that the lectures at [...]

April 22 / 2013
Author Tim Mohin
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Book Review: Changing Business from the Inside Out by Tim Mohin

By Raz Godelnik | April 11th, 2013 Reading Tim Mohin’s book “Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations” was a refreshing experience. There are many great books that discuss every possible element of CSR and sustainability, but this is the first one I am familiar with that is written from the perspective of a CSR [...]

April 11 / 2013

Resilient Responsibility: 3 Ways to Keep Your CSR Commitment in Tough Times

People, planet, profit: That is the alliterative refrain that has become synonymous with corporate social responsibility (CSR). But what happens when that third “P” begins to falter? Where does CSR fit when profits turn to losses? AMD’s third quarter financial results were disappointing. AMD’s subsequent restructuring was decisive and necessary to compete effectively and improve [...]

December 04 / 2012
Author Tim Mohin
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Corporate social responsibility: oxymoron or necessary for our future?

From the UK’s Guardian Sustainable Business Leadership Hub,  Tim Mohin responds to the charge that his book on corporate social responsibility fails to ask whether CSR can ever be enough. The question misses the mark, he says. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ In Adrian Henriques’ critique of my book, Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in [...]

CSR Wire – Sparking Change: 6 Ways to Work in CSR & Express Your Values at Work

Sparking Change: 6 Ways to Work in CSR & Express Your Values at Work How can you weave CSR and/or sustainability into your current responsibilities, whether you work in supply chain, HR, facilities, marketing, finance or operations? Submitted by:Tim Mohin Posted:Oct 25, 2012 – 04:53 PM EST Tags:career advice, csr jobs, careers in csr, careers in sustainability, leadership,training, hr, csr, work culture [...]

October 25 / 2012

Book excerpt in the European Financial Review

Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations By editor1 • Oct 20th, 2012 • Category: Ethics, Management, Operation, Recent Articles, Sustainability By Tim Mohin Like jumbo shrimp or military intelligence, corporate responsibility is considered an oxymoron by much of society. Corporations are among the least trusted of our institutions. As I type these words, anti-corporate sentiment has [...]

October 20 / 2012

Improving Sustainability Conferences by Adding Real Action

After attending many sustainability conferences over the years, I was struck by the feeling that they weren’t adding enough to the sustainability cause. You feel energized while you’re there, but the inspiration quickly fades as you get back to your day job. Sometimes I even felt regret for all of the resources I used in [...]

October 19 / 2012