National

BCLC is working to identify and promote innovative solutions to corporate citizenship around the country by connecting large companies and public sector leaders to generate new ideas and develop solutions for the future.

Key Issues

Diversity and inclusion, Health and WellnessVeterans, Education, Community revitalization, Job creation, Small and medium-sized business community support systems. Housing challenges, Transportation challenges, Support for the arts, parks, and green spaces, Education and workforce partnerships, Community safety, Urban planning and design.

2012 program accomplishments:

  • Released The Role of Business in the City of Tomorrow report at the World Urban Forum and will release the Role of Business in Health and Wellness Innovation report at the forum hosted by INOVA on January 18, 2013. The reports are a collection of  articles that detail how companies are using their expertise, innovations, and product developments to improve our cities and address the health & wellness challenges.  It shows that companies are being a part of the solution by leveraging their core competencies and finding strong partners.

  • Released editorial pieces to share how businesses were engaged with Martin Luther King Day of Service, National Workplace Wellness Week, 9/11 Day of Service, and World Environment Day.

  • Hosted thought leadership events: National Conference on Corporate Citizenship and Siemens Sustainable Community Awards (post event report), Workplace Wellness Forum along with two health and wellness working group meetings, and the Housing Urban Development and UNHABITAT forum on Productive Cities leading up to the World Urban Forum.

  • Conducted executive interviews with corporate CSR leaders sharing their insights.

Initiatives

Large initiatives at the national level include Health and Wellness and Environmental Innovation.

 

Events

The signature events of this program are BCLC’s annual National Conference and the annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards. BCLC also organizes forums across the country bringing together local and state community development leaders with business leaders to advance mutual goals.

 

Upcoming Events:

In addition to the above events, the U.S. program hosts a bi-monthly call for working group members only. If you would like information on joining the call please contact Hanna Felleke.

 

BCLC Lead

Hanna Felleke (email) works with companies on community-based investments to maximize the benefits to the community and the value proposition of the company. Hanna is responsible for the National Conference, regional events in partnership with key stakeholders, and organizing working group meeting around specific issue in corporate social responsibility. She is responsible for developing BCLC's corporate community investment reports, articles, blogs, and executing related projects.

 

Business Co-Chairs

  • Carolyn Berkowitz, Capital One
  • James Whaley, Siemens Corporation

 

 

Network

Meet BCLC's U.S. Network of companies and partners.

 

business for good map

    Whatever the issue, businesses are part of the solution. The Business for Good Map shows who is doing what, where. Follow @chamberbclc for the latest, and contact us to learn more or to contribute ideas.

     

      2012 Sustainable Community Award Ceremony

      The annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards program is a partnership between Siemens USA and the U.S. Chamber BCLC. Nominations for the 2012 awards will be accepted October 4, 2011 — January 13, 2012. 

      The announcement of the winners will take place during the National Conference for Corporate Community Investment, the evening of April 17th in Atlanta, GA.

       

      2011 National Conference

      Hottest Corporate Citizenship Topics Today

      ... That's what we found in Philadelphia in 2011 at the National Conference on Corporate Community Investment (Twitter: #CCI11), hosted with some of America's top brands and nonprofit organizations. 

      With a focus on how to leverage partnerships in order to be better and be stronger --  both as organizations and as U.S. communities -- key conference tracks focused on energy innovation, education transformation, economic vitality, government collaboration, volunteerism, and philanthropy. 

      Executive Interviews


      The Executive Interview Series is an opportunity for hear from experts in the field of CSR about the impact of their programs throughout the communities in which they operate. The Series explores various CSR topics from health and wellness and sustainability, to education and volunteerism.

      Once conducted, the interviews will be available on our website, blog, e-newsletter, and our social media networks (Twitter and Facebook).

      Best Partnership Award - 2011 Finalists


      Unique in the corporate citizenship/CSR award area, the Best Partnership winner is selected by online public vote. Please take a moment to read about each finalist. Then cast your vote and spread the word to everyone you know!

      Corporate Citizenship Awards Finalists


      Over the past 11 years, some of the most elite corporate citizenship and CSR programs have been named winners and finalists for "The Citizens."

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