10 Top CSR and Employee Engagement Blogs

Apr 1, 2013 9:00 AM ET
Which blogs would you bring to a desert island?


What better way to react to the impending Google Reader closure than by sharing a list of some of our favorite CSR and Employee Engagement blogs? Because whether these blogs are aggregated or not, they provide great resources and knowledge about how to run your company’s CSR program and keep your employees involved in making a difference.

Here they are, in no particular order:

Realized Worth

Chris Jarvis, Angela Parker and Realized Worth are great friends of VolunteerMatch and recognized leaders in the fields of CSR and employee engagement. Specifically, Realized Worth works with companies to engage employees in corporate citizenship programs, and their blog reflects decades of experience and inspiring people to get involved.

Companies for Good

Run by members of the team at Network for Good, Companies for Good shares insights on cause marketing and corporate social responsibility topics to inform your charitable engagement with consumers and employees.

Selfish Giving

If you’ve ever wondered, “What is Cause Marketing?” then this is the blog for you. Expert Joe Waters explores the foundations of excellent and effective cause marketing through interviews, editorials and sharing valuable best practices.

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Blog

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC) is a leading voice in the conversation about the practice of corporate citizenship. The blog invites us all to become participants in this conversation via well-written, relevant articles.

BSR blog

BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) is a global community of innovators in the CSR space, and one of the premier resources for consulting, research and collaboration. Following the blog is a great way to stay updated on what’s happening in the corporate social responsibility world.


Charities@Work is an alliance of four nonprofit federations that works with companies to create employee engagement programs that help connect employees with causes they really care about. Their blog never fails to hit on the major issues surrounding CSR and employee engagement.


Paul Jones is a cause marketing consultant and coach, and the owner of Alden Keene & Associates, Inc. Causemarketing.biz, his blog, is the go-to source for tens of thousands of marketers worldwide.

Prove Your Purpose

Prove Your Purpose is the re-branded cause blog from Cone Communications (formerly called “What Do You Stand For.”) This blog is a great source for need-to-know CSR news and insights, to help you drive strategy beyond purpose to deliver tangible results.

Triple Pundit

While it’s more of a news hub than a blog, we couldn’t leave out Triple Pundit from this list. Focused on the triple-bottom-line idea of people, planet, profit, the site is a great resource for news and editorial about the business sustainability space.

CSRwire Talkback

This is a major meeting place for thought leaders in the CSRwire community, focusing on two main areas: CSR (business ethics, shareholder activism, corporate governance and public policy) and Sustainability (green living, human rights, the environment and social enterprise).

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