Millennials are Embracing Corporate Social Responsibility Campaigns

by Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of EcoMedia
Dec 23, 2015 5:00 PM ET
Campaign: EcoMedia
Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of EcoMedia

Originally published on AdAge

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They may be the "selfie generation," but millennials are also focused on creating social change. Their eagerness to make an impact on the world is a hallmark of youth, but millennials are expressing their values in a new way -- by choosing to support brands with strong corporate social responsibility initiatives.

A recent survey from insurer Aflac illustrates just how important CSR is to the younger generation. Two-thirds of millennials surveyed responded that they are likely to invest in a company well-known for its corporate social responsibility program, compared with less than half of adults over 34. And according to a study by Horizon Media's Finger on the Pulse, some 81% of millennials expect companies to make a public commitment to good corporate citizenship.

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