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  • About the Author: Jeff Hoffman

    Jeff Hoffman has a distinguished history working with corporations, non-profits, civic and government agencies on strategic direction and innovative programs.He leads Jeff Hoffman & Associates, a …

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14 Nov. 2018 | Comments (0)
Global Corporate Volunteer Leaders Meet in Germany
Data privacy regulations challenge the growth of virtual volunteer technologies, but companies that can navigate these challenges stand to improve emp…

06 Nov. 2018 | Comments (0)
The Conference Board: Insights from 75 Years of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy Leadership
In the depths of World War II, The Conference Board began keeping track of corporate contributions activity, generating a record that became a bi-annu…

15 Aug. 2018 | Comments (0)
Our World, Our Work: Purpose and Impact in a Time of Change
Populism, nationalism, trade wars, March for Our Lives, and the #MeToo movements, among others, are reshaping how people, governments and nonprofits r…

10 Jul. 2018 | Comments (1)
If You Don’t Measure Yourself, Others Will Measure You
Whether it’s the 24-hour news cycle, social media, annual reports, internal messages, or stakeholder requests, the need for clear, understandable, and…

15 Jun. 2018 | Comments (0)
A Culture of Responsibility
“Culture” is the word of the moment: societal culture, organizational culture, corporate culture. The media blames culture—and rightfully so—when thin…

08 May. 2018 | Comments (1)
Better Businesses Mean a Better World: An Approach through the SDG Framework
At the spring meeting of The Conference Board’s Global CSR & Philanthropy Council, the group closely considered their next steps with regard to the SD…

02 Apr. 2018 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Proxy Proposals on Charitable Contributions Are Rare, but Will We See More?
Socially responsible investors have become a bigger part of a company’s ownership. Large funds, such as Vanguard, BlackRock, pension funds and others…

13 Mar. 2018 | Comments (0)
Proxy Proposals on Charitable Contributions Are Rare, but Will We See More?
Socially responsible investors have become a bigger part of a company’s ownership. Large funds, such as Vanguard, BlackRock, pension funds and others…

27 Feb. 2018 | Comments (0)
Creating Business Value through Social Impact is More Effective when Corporate Citizenship is Built-in, not Bolted-on
Positive social impact, the result of a company’s efforts to do good directed towards solutions to important problems, is more impactful when a compan…

05 Dec. 2017 | Comments (0)
Entrepreneurs Are the New Aid in Africa
The Conference Board’s Global CSR and Philanthropy Council met in Accra, Ghana, in November to discuss corporate social responsibility in sub-Saharan …

05 Jul. 2017 | Comments (0)
Book Review—"Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save The Planet"
Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope have written an informative and compelling book about climate change and our opportunity to slow and halt its progress…

17 May. 2017 | Comments (0)
Volunteer Programs within a wider CSR/ESG Strategy
It is interesting to note that as companies move to more closely align their employee volunteer programs with their corporate social responsibility (C…

19 Dec. 2016 | Comments (0)
Employees Send Hope in Times of Disaster and Tragedy
When disaster strikes—particularly close to home—often the first people we hear from are our employees wanting to know what they can do to help as the…

30 Nov. 2016 | Comments (0)
Two Companies Collaborate around Shared Desired Outcome to Build the Workforce of Tomorrow
We often talk cross-sector collaboration, but we don’t often hear about companies working together to solve a social problem. CH2M and Dow are doing j…

23 Jul. 2015 | Comments (0)
Corporate Volunteers to Tackle SDGs through IMPACT 2030
When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched in 2000, business was not at the table. This time, however, as the United Nations (UN) deve…

10 Jul. 2015 | Comments (0)
Highlights from the Global Social Investing Council: Mexico
Last week, I reported on some of the discussions regarding investment opportunities in Africa from the Global Social Investing Council’s May meeting. …

02 Jul. 2015 | Comments (0)
Highlights from the Global Social Investing Council: Africa
The Global Social Investing Council met for its bi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in May, and touched on a broad range of topics, including advan…

12 Jun. 2015 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Jean Case: Providing Opportunity for All
Jean Case is co-founder and CEO of the Case Foundation, an organization that creates programs and invests in people and organizations that harness the…

25 Feb. 2015 | Comments (0)
Highlights from Day Two of the Business Community-Impact Symposium
Last week, I shared highlights from day one of The Conference Board’s Business-Community Impact Symposium, held in New York City over a day and a half…

19 Feb. 2015 | Comments (0)
Highlights from Day One of the Business-Community Impact Symposium
When I was asked to lead The Conference Board’s Business-Community Impact Symposium, I was honored, but also aware that I wanted to do something diffe…

08 Jan. 2015 | Comments (0)
Sustainable Development Goals through the Lens of Corporate Philanthropy
In a previous Giving Thoughts post, Jennifer Kim Field from the United Nations (UN) Foundation outlined the role that the private sector could play in…

30 Sep. 2014 | Comments (0)
Insights from the International Association of Volunteer Effort Conference
IAVE, the International Association of Volunteer Effort, held its 23rd World Conference this month on the Gold Coast of Australia. Reflections on how …