The business world is changing, and more companies are taking their impact on society seriously. For example, the corporate social responsibility movement has transformed how businesses operate. Here’s what you can do to make a difference in the world.
Many businesses realize that going green can help make the world better. This movement has centered around newer small businesses with younger employees, which has created a surge in this market. According to Forbes, new jobs created between 1995-2000 came heavily from small businesses, with 62% of the market (12.7 million) compared to 28% (7.9 million) by larger businesses. The message is clear: younger people like small businesses that help the planet.
Another step in better corporate social responsibility is diversifying your business in many ways. By this, we don’t mean hiring more minorities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We mean putting your money where your mouth is by supporting a healthier corporate atmosphere that praises and rewards everyone equally. Though this can be a challenge to handle, it’s a process that will pay back dividends with a happier work environment and a more effective and engaged team.
Fight Back Against Oppression
It’s one thing to say that you support minority rights and equality, but it’s another thing to actively fight against oppression. For example, you should cut business ties to any company that violates the rights of another, even if it impacts your bottom line. Increasing your business’ reputation and enhancing its societal integration helps make it a better workplace and can even increase your profits. Furthermore, it’s simply the right thing to do and will make your employees happier.
Lastly, make sure that you do what you can to raise awareness about societal issues and what you’re doing to help with them. Hold regular fundraisers and donate money to your causes and advertise these heavily. Don’t advertise them simply to make yourself look better but raise awareness and engage people actively. Make sure that you reward your employees for engaging in this way, too, by highlighting them in newsletters and even giving them bonuses or other rewards.
Raising your corporate social responsibility isn’t just a smart business decision but a moral choice that will make your business a better place. Importantly, it can leave behind a better future for the next generations. Please contact us at Activate Detroit today if you need more help navigating this change for good!