The CSR dictionary: A beginner’s guide

If you’re looking to get a job in CSR it’s important you’re able to speak the language of sustainability. If you want to walk the walk, you need to talk the talk. Here’s a beginner’s guide to the terms you may overhear around the proverbial corporate social responsibility water cooler.

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5 rookie mistakes that career switchers make

As a career switcher into social impact, your primary goal is to get across why you above everyone else applying are the best person for the job. You may have the right skill set and bring a wealth of experience from a different sector, but still find it challenging to …

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A secret to career switching

Most recruiters won’t tell you all the things you need to do to switch into a social impact job. Beyond the traditional advice of networking and informational interviews – there’s one super important secret for career switching that is rarely discussed.

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A Day in the Life of 3 Corporate Social Responsibility Executives

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) means something different at every company. And as most professionals in the field know, CSR is a term that covers a range of activities. To some businesses, CSR can refer to their sustainability efforts, their investment in community events, their employee volunteerism and or the management of …

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Toronto’s top free networking events for social impact professionals

Professionals interested in a social impact career have likely heard how important it is to network and build relationships when looking for a job. But don’t start your networking only after you’ve begun your job hunt. It may be tempting to put off reaching out to new contacts but the …

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Confessions of a Purple Sheep: 3 Pieces of Career Advice

Finding your dream social impact job takes hard work and persistence. Good career advice is sector, even job specific. Advice for getting a job at Google is very different than good advice for getting a job at the RBC Foundation or the United Way. We’ve gone through our Purple Sheep interviews …

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Shari Austin

Shari Austin. VP of Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director of the RBC Foundation. RBC

Experts in CSR Series: For Bmeaningful, Shari Austin has the ideal job leading the Corporate Citizenship initiative at RBC. Many professionals dream of leading a corporate social responsibility program, especially for one of the most recognizable companies in Canada. We are thrilled to be able to share the career story of RBC’s …

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6 career options you never knew existed

Discover alternative, corporate career options in the emerging social impact space:

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Inside ecojot

An inside look at ecojot. from Bmeaningful   EVER WONDER what it’s really like to work at a social enterprise? We bring you an exclusive behind the scenes look that you won’t find anywhere else.  In our first corporate profile we go inside the sustainable paper company, ecojot.       …

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Heather Mak. Sustainability Manager at Retail Council of Canada. CSR Job.

Heather is an up and coming sustainability professional with a range of experience from consumer goods to consulting. Heather shows us that passion is just one ingredient to success and that for a career in Corporate Social Responsibility you need to have a strong business acumen with a healthy dose of …

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Where to Study Corporate Social Responsibility

Whether you’re interested in an MBA in corporate social responsibility, sustainability or just enhancing your CSR skills, there’s a program for that. In the last few years, corporate social responsibility has gone from being a nice-to-do to a must-do for businesses. And now, there’s more options for companies looking for specialized …

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Jackie Daitchman. Consultant at MacCormick. CSR Job.

Looking for a CSR job? Get inspired by reading about Jackie’s story carving out her own career path to meaningful work. Jackie never saw a tradeoff between doing good and making money. However, unlike other professions there’s no set path to a CSR job or career. What makes Jackie successful as a …

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What Companies Doing CSR Can Learn From Non-Profits

Companies often look to other industries for inspiration. Take new start-up, EatWith for example, it’s looking to become the next Airbnb for the restaurant industry. Instead of looking at other for-profits for ideas, a secret source of innovation for companies doing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) should come from non-profits. Charities …

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