Does CSR Matter In A Job Hunt? - A blog by Aman Singh

Does CSR Matter In A Job Hunt? - A blog by Aman Singh

Aman Singh is the CSR Editor at, where she focuses on how corporate diversity practices and sustainability translate into recruitment and strategic development. Her blog, In Good Company, discusses on many of these issues.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 11:31am


It's one thing to be environmentally conscious. It's another to encompass sustainability as a good business practice. And yet another to demand that employers discuss their corporate citizenship as part of the interview process and make it a part of your job search, especially considering the current job market.

As more business schools start addressing sustainability and corporate responsibility (some recent examples include Marlboro College and MIT's Sloan School of Management), ethical business practices have become a recurring theme at conferences, regardless of the original premise. Employers must ask, Are job seekers or job changers actively looking to work for a company that makes corporate responsibility an inherent part of their company culture? And if they are, what factors help workers make that decision?

At a panel discussion today organized by New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), with CEO of strategy consulting firm Natural Logic, Gil Friend, and Don Carli, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Communication, the issue on hand was making sustainable media choices, i.e., print or digital. Toward the end of a revelatory discussion, which touched on numerous subjects, including the choice between local and global sourcing, labor standards, and Wal-mart's Sustainability Consortium, I sat down with Don to discuss how the growing concern over CSR might play out in the context of a jobseeker. 

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