Volunteerism

The U.S. Chamber BCLC addresses volunteerism from both a U.S. business standpoint and an international business standpoint. Additionally, in fall of 2011 BCLC and a network of businesses launched the International Business Corps, which is currently engaging in pro bono service in Rio de Janiero, Brazil with three NGOs.

Mentoring with a Purpose for Young People’s Success

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By: Kerry Sullivan, Bank of America Charitable Foundation President and
Sue Stephenson, Vice President, Community Footprints, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Microsoft’s Employees Raised Record-Breaking $113 Million for Nonprofits in 2013

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By: Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft.

The past year has been a busy one at Microsoft – and not just because of new products, a new acquisition and a new CEO. It has also been a busy time for our employees and their support of the nonprofit community.

In fact, 2013 was a record-breaking year! Microsoft’s employees raised $113 million for 19,123 nonprofit organizations worldwide. Amidst Microsoft’s transformation, the value of community involvement continues to define us as employees.

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. 

Dow Sustainability Corps

Dow Sustainability Corps - Skills Based Volunteerism in Action

Engaging Employees to help solves some of the world's most pressing problems.

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:

The Journey to Find the Best Corporate Citizens

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Although it still feels like it was yesterday, it was nearly a year ago when I was surprisingly called to the stage to proudly accept the Best Corporate Steward award on behalf of DSM at last year’s Corporate Citizenship Awards.

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

Flexible and Genuine: Building a Strong Signature Program

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The 2013 CECP Summit: Ahead, Together, brought chairs of foundations, CEOs, and corporate responsbility experts to NYC to discuss how to make corporate giving more effective. At a session on June 4, Eva Tansky Blum, EVP & Director of Community Affairs at PNC Bank and Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager for Citizenship & Public Affairs at Microsoft shared their insights during Adapting Signature Programs to New Realities, a panel moderated by Carol Cone, Global Practice Chair of Edelman Business + Social Purpose for Edelman.

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