Tag Archives: Corporate Social Responsibility

173. Clash of the titans – CSR v CSV, round II

Earlier this year, competitiveness guru Michael Porter advanced a big idea in Harvard Business Review that I wrote about here because it was so relevant to discussions on this blog of new approaches to sustainability in coffee.  In the article (titled “The Big Idea”), Porter and co-author Mark Kramer articulated the concept of Creating Shared […]

16. Corporate coffee philanthropy

I have been closely watching the way coffee companies engage in the coffeelands over the past five years or so. Most fit neatly under one of the “3Ps” of coffee philanthropy: public relations, process and product improvements, and people-centered investment. (OK, really there are 4Ps.)