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Cause Consulting’s September Trend Watch

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From Fortune releasing its annual Change the World List of companies committed to social good to new industry partnerships being announced at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, below are the issues and brands that caught our attention in September.

Issues we’re tracking

Fortune Releases 3rd Annual Change the World List of Companies Committed to Social Good (Fortune)

More companies than ever are using the profit motive to solve a multitude of societal problems. Fortune has released its third annual list of the best of them. Click here to explore it!

Infographic: The Influence of ‘Corpsumers’ Who Care As Much About A Brand’s Values As Its Products (Adweek)

More than a third of the U.S. population ages 18-80 makes purchasing decisions based on how companies treat their employees and how sustainable and philanthropic they are, according to public relations firm MWWPR. Check out their latest infographic to learn even more about the new market segment of the ‘Corpsumer.’

UN Global Compact Challenges Companies to Disrupt the Business-As-Usual Mindset (3BL Media)

Nearly 800 business leaders from over 70 countries joined leaders from civil society, Government and the United Nations at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017. Convened during the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly, the Summit focused on driving responsible business action and partnerships to meet the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement.

The 10 Companies With The Best CSR Reputations In 2017 (Forbes)

A recent analysis by Reputation Institute of 170,000 company ratings from respondents in 15 countries sheds light on which are perceived by consumers as the most socially responsible. Out of 100 companies, Lego, Intel and Cisco made the top 10. Other noteworthy rankings included Johnson & Johnson (34), General Electric (70), eBay (77) and Samsung (89).

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