Business for Good Map

The Corporation Next Door

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If your hometown is the seat of a corporation’s headquarters, I bet you are mildly happy about it.  You probably know that the headquarters means jobs.  Maybe the corporation even named a local stadium.  For most people though, that’s probably the extent of your thought on the subject.  But have you ever stopped to think that the members of that corporation might consider it their hometown too?  And just like you, they want their hometown to thrive.  Want proof?  Based on our current sample of 1,243 initiatives catalogued by our Business for Good Project, 12% of projects were conducted with

Volunteerism in the Spirit of 9/11 Day of Service

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It’s been 11 years since the tragic incidents of 9/11, a day that brought sorrow to the country but yet managed to unite many. In the wake of the disaster Americans came together to show support for each other in any way that they could - donating money, goods, and services and volunteering.

Standout Environmental Projects on the Business for Good Map

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BCLC’s Business for Good Map is a great resource for discovering how leading companies are making impacts in communities both here in the United States and around the world. Lately, we’ve seen a large increase in projects on the Map, highlighting exciting projects from a wide range of companies. Many of these projects relate to environmental challenges. Here are a few examples of outstanding projects I’ve noticed recently: 

New Insight from the Business for Good Map: Intel & Microsoft

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As the Research Manager at BCLC I’m excited to report we have the initial findings from our Business for Good project. Conducted with the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC), this project is increasing understanding of how major companies are positively impacting communities around the globe.

IBM: Building a Smarter Planet

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This year IBM moved from No. 3 to No. 2 on CRO Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list.  IBM is the only company on the list to achieve a Top 5 ranking in each of the last four years.  How is one of America’s largest public corporations also one of its most value-driven?  In this post, we’ll look at IBM’s corporate citizenship work, and also think about how IBM manages to cut through the status quo and create real leadership.

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Businesses Take Up the World's Water Needs

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The humble molecule dihydrogen monoxide is so ever-present that it is often forgotten. Yet this one substance – water, the universal solvent, H2O – is fundamental for regulating the temperature of our planet, it’s the chemical basis of all life on earth, it constitutes as much as 78% of our bodies, and it was the fount of human civilization. It’s for these important reasons (and many more) that today we celebrate water, and draw attention to our stewardship of this life-giving substance.

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