3 ways to get a csr job without quitting day job

3 ways to get a CSR job without quitting your day job

Whether you are looking for your next job or simply not ready to leave your current one, there are ways to make your current job more impactful. The act of creating change from inside your company is also known as intrapraneurship and could be one of the most powerful ways to …

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3 leaders share their best advice for finding meaningful work

Finding meaningful work is a very personal experience and journey. Whether it’s working for a nonprofit, corporate foundation or a social good organization, meaningful work is all around. From high level advice on building your career to practical tips on your cover letter, three of our impact insiders and leaders in their …

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Toronto's Most Meaningful Summer Internships

Toronto’s most meaningful summer internships

Toronto’s Most Meaningful Summer Internships is an initiative to highlight careers in the social impact sector. We want to encourage the next generation entering the workforce to pursue careers with a purpose and a paycheque. In its first year, we showcase six internships at organizations making important contributions to the …

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Mike Bartlett

Mike Bartlett. Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, MLSE & Executive Director, MLSE Foundation

There’s nothing more satisfying than landing your dream job and loving what you do everyday. And Mike Bartlett, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, MLSE & Executive Director at the MLSE Foundation has done just that. Mike’s job is the perfect example of a career that combines passion, business and philanthropy and demonstrates that you can …

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Shane O’Connor, Communications Advisor, FedEx Global Citizenship

From a program coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association to a full time minister- Shane O’Connor has had a non-traditional career path. What started as a night job at a FedEx operations facility has turned into a fulfilling career as a CSR leader. His story is a good reminder that there’s no …

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5 surprising facts about CSR jobs

If you’re looking for a corporate social responsibility (CSR)  job, you already know that every company has a different approach to CSR. This variety makes it challenging to know what companies need and how to position yourself for success. And if you’re looking to switch into CSR, you may be wondering what …

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Coro Strandberg. Principal. Strandberg Consulting

If you’ve ever wondered whether you should work in non-profit, business, or government, you’re not alone. But Coro Strandberg’s career story reminds us that there’s no one path to success. And that having experience in all three can make you the ideal social impact professional; understanding and speaking the language …

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Alina Racoviceanu. Sustainability Consultant. Toronto Hydro

Alina Racoviceanu was a traditional engineer who transformed herself into a Purple Sheep.  A holistic and analytical thinker, Alina used her desire to ‘save the planet’ one act at a time to pursue a career in corporate social responsibility. Sustainability experts like Alina are secret weapons within companies, helping employees connect the …

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Purpose is the new ping pong: the business case for CSR

I got into a friendly debate with a manufacturing business owner about the need for corporate social responsibility (CSR) this past weekend. Our discussion went something like this: Old School Business Man: “I don’t believe in CSR, the purpose of my business is to maximize profits and treat my employees …

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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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