Public-Private Partnerships

BCLC facilitates business relationships with the public sector to achieve a greater positive impact on a range of issues including housing, international development, environmental innovationand disaster recovery and response.

Chevron and DonorsChoose.org: Fueling STEM Education in K-12 Classrooms Together

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Every year at DonorsChoose.org, we receive over 30,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classroom project requests from teachers who need resources to better bring these subjects to life for their students.

High Impact Funds: Harnessing Collective Action for Good

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During the 20 years I have spent working in international philanthropy, I have seen enormous strides made towards the goal of eradicating poverty. Be it through programs on the ground, grassroots initiatives or fundraising campaigns. Despite this progress, much remains to be done.

Top 13 for 2013

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2013 was a great year for both our organization and the world of corporate citizenship. We brought together business, nonprofit, and community leaders to harness the power of collaboration at our annual conference. We documented and coordinate business disaster responses around the world.  We shared the many ways businesses make an impact in communities. I’d like to thank our full business network, their support in 2013 allowed us to share the many ways businesses make an impact in communities.

BusinessDoingGood.com: A Small and Midsize Business Guide to Corporate Citizenship

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I love nonprofits. 

But they aren’t the only ones who do good works.  Good is for everyone.

I’ve thought a lot about this, about the nature of good in the world – and specifically the corporate world – as I have traveled on my own professional journey. 

MDGs to SDGs: An Opportunity for Businesses to Join Forces

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), set in 2000 by 189 United Nations members, were aimed at significantly improving social and economic conditions in the world's poor countries by 2015. As this deadline approaches, some controversy has arisen over the progress made over the MDG’s thirteen years and counting.

Innovation Nationalism

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"How can you say they [the British East India Company] were socially responsible?" she asked. "We're from a former British Colony and they were just awful."

Food for Thought on Farms and Food: USA

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Judging from the popularity of reality TV chef competitions, fascination with food is at an all-time high. Look no further than the volume of food infotainment shows about food production (The Chew), preparation (Kitchen Nightmares), consumption (Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations), and cooking tips (Rachel Ray). This used to be the territory of gourmands and epicures. Now, with everybody tuning in, the populist term is “Foodies.”

Moving from Partnerships to Networks

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I’ve been talking to a number of industry leaders about their Corporate Responsibility (CR) challenges. Here’s what I’ve been hearing:

Deserted Desks: The Business Case for Education Reform

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Businesses realize that a strong education system is vital to ensure a strong workforce that will help their business grow and prospect in the future. That’s why today we see businesses take an active role in education reform through strategic partnerships and investments with local schools, nationwide educational programs, and government stakeholders.

Organizing for Sustainability: Networks and Partnerships

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A recent survey of nearly 800 sustainability professionals in business, government, NGOs, academe, and the media in over 70 countries concluded that “experts overwhelmingly believe companies should collaborate with multiple actors, including governments, to advance sustainability most effectively.”  Yet the survey found a huge gap between the importance to companies of partnering for sustainability versus its likely adoption in practice (58% versus 30%).  Key perceived barriers to collaboratio

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