Corporate Sustainability & Social Responsibility

The Elements of Sustainability

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Why pursue a sustainable business practice?

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    At VOX, we believe a successful business combines purpose with profit to create long-term value for its customers, employees, shareholders; and, the communities where it operates.

    The VOX Responsible and Sustainable Business Practices team works with clients to identify, design and communicate responsible and sustainable business practices that enhance their reputation and strengthen both their bottom line and the communities where their employees live and work. Our team members understand the environment many of our clients face in their efforts to drive change inside and outside their companies and the need to speak the language of their internal and external stakeholders in order to be successful.

    We understand what motivates conscious consumers, as well as the complex dynamics that influence business decisions.  That knowledge allows us to help our clients integrate social and environmental issues into core business strategies.  Our experience helps clients overcome challenges, enhance their company’s reputation, protect their bottom line, and grow their business.

    Find out what sustainability professionals are saying in VOX Global’s study: Selling Sustainability from Inside Corporate America »

    For more information about our Sustainability and Social Responsibility work, please contact Tony Calandro, Jessica Abensour or Alex Hahn.

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Ethics & Governance

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Sustainability initiatives often cross departmental lines and a well-designed system makes it easier to coordinate across all business units inside a company. VOX works with clients to integrate social and environmental issues into their overall business strategies

  • Revise existing organizational structures or create new ones to work toward sustainability objectives
  • Develop sustainability mission statements
  • Identify goals and key performance indicators to measure the success of sustainability initiatives

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Responsible & Sustainable Messaging

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Today's media are more open, diverse and responsive to a public demanding greater transparency from corporations. At VOX, we understand the 24/7 news cycle and work with clients to use a variety of messages and communication platforms to craft and tell a company's sustainability story in a credible and compelling way. We know the right audiences for each story and we have longstanding relationships with leading CSR reporters, business writers, non-profits and other key stakeholders focused on sustainability.

  • Lead a SWOT analysis, to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunity and threats facing your CSR work
  • Identify and tier key audiences, creating messages that align with what would best resonate with each
  • Develop clear, concise and understandable messaging, including key messages, supporting messages and Q&A

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Reputation Management

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VOX helps clients tell the story of their company to employees, stakeholders and the media. Our firm helps our clients navigate difficult issues, events, people and trends and build public trust and credibility. We have unique experience in positioning clients as thought leaders in their field and helping them clearly communicate their company’s CORE values, resulting in positive brand perception.

  • Develop messaging and strategy to communicate a company’s story externally and engage with the media.
  • Position executives as thought leaders in their industry.
  • Provide media and presentation training and counsel.
  • Research and identify key conferences that executives/employees should be attending and provide counsel on how best to position the company when attending.

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Business & Societal Impact

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At VOX, we help identify the intersection between important social issues and our clients’ business interests. We understand the environment many of our clients face to drive efforts inside and outside of their companies, and the need to speak the language of their internal and external stakeholders in order to be successful.

  • Identify key influencers and develop strategy to engage them effectively.
  • Analyze social and environmental trends and develop tailored messaging to communicate throughout the business.
  • Conduct materiality assessments.
  • Develop strategy to engage supply chains.

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Strategic Philanthropy

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Philanthropic giving demonstrates commitment to “people and planet” to employees, customers and key stakeholders. VOX helps clients structure strategic approaches to giving that impact individuals and society while also helping achieve business objectives.

  • Create strategic roadmaps to build new or refresh existing philanthropic programs
  • Build customer and employee engagement initiatives and strategies for philanthropic programs
  • Develop communications plans specifically tailored for philanthropic programs to impact audiences that matter most
  • Create thought leadership opportunities for companies and key executives through philanthropy

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Community Engagement

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VOX works with clients to develop programs and projects that leverage a company’s unique assets – its people, products and resources, to benefit the communities where the company operates. In addition, VOX develops clear and compelling internal messaging and strategic communications plans to engage key officers and employees in responsible business initiatives.

  • Develop employee engagement and volunteerism programs aligned with strategic philanthropic or business objectives
  • Engage executives effectively in community engagement programs
  • Create thought leadership opportunities for companies through the involvement of their employees and executives in communities
  • Communicate community engagement programs effectively

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Sustainability & CSR Reporting

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Companies today face increased pressure to be transparent about how their policies and operations impact the communities in which they operate. This pressure is coming from a diverse set of stakeholders and interest groups – consumers, investors, policy makers, customers, NGOs, and employees. VOX helps organizations:

  • Plan, develop and draft Corporate Sustainability and/or sustainability reports
  • Design reports and integrate them into company Web sites
  • Align reports with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – the premier independent sustainability reporting framework
  • Communicate key elements of the report to stakeholders and interested groups

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Competitive Positioning

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As businesses explore what it means to operate more responsibly and sustainably, they must first assess their current practices as a starting point against which to measure progress. VOX helps clients establish benchmarks that allow them to differentiate themselves from competitors and to chart their own success. Our approach includes:

  • Identifying trends and expectations within industries
  • Conducting analyses of competitors’ programs
  • Conducting analyses of thought leaders in a client’s areas of focus
  • Auditing company programs and initiatives to establish baselines to develop ways to measure impact to ensure ROI

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Awards & Rankings

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VOX helps clients determine which surveys are most important and how best to communicate sustainability information for each of the surveys. Customers, investors and analysts frequently inquire about a company's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. In 2010, over 1,000 different surveys were sent to American companies, the results of which were included in more than 100 ranking systems. Participation in these surveys is critical, but many companies are experiencing "survey fatigue" due to the sheer volume of these requests. Specifically, we understand:

  • Which data is used to inform the major rankings and indices
  • The methodology that is used to assess the data
  • Best practices for improving a client's ranking

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Reports

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Companies today face increased pressure to be transparent about how their policies and operations impact the communities in which they operate. This pressure is coming from a diverse set of stakeholders and interest groups – consumers, investors, policy makers, customers, NGOs, and employees. VOX helps organizations: