For the most part, China’s New Philanthropy Regulations should be helpful for MNC donors
September 19 | Minji Xie, Research Analyst, China Center for Economics and Business | Comments (0)
Despite legitimate concerns about tightening controls on civil society, China’s new philanthropic regulations portend important improvements to problems long—plaguing corporate giving for foreign companies active in the country.
Growing Sustainable Communities Through Partnership and Disaster Relief
September 14 | Rob Vallentine, President and Executive Director, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation | Comments (0)
As the world has watched in shock at the wrath of Hurricane Harvey on life and property, we find hope in the strength of the human spirit and the healing power of working together. At Dow, we call this our “Human Element.” For our more than 52,000 employees worldwide, our focus year-round is on supporting sustainable communities—doing our part to make the communities where Dow people live and work healthy, vibrant, and resilient places to be.
The Conference Board Members Answer Call for Harvey Relief
September 12 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Members of The Conference Board’s Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy councils are responsible for at least $58 million in donations to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, according to data submitted to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Charitable Donations of Foreign Companies in China Drop Sharply: Will This Create Public Perception Problems for MNCs in China?
September 05 | Minji Xie, Research Analyst, China Center for Economics and Business | Comments (0)
Business is the predominant funder of China’s non-profit sector, providing upwards of 70 percent of its total funding. Foreign companies operating in China, termed “foreign-invested enterprises” (FIEs), have been significant contributors in the past. But FIE donations peaked in 2013, declined slightly in 2014, and then dropped sharply by 57.8 percent in 2015.
Companies, Here’s What You Should Be Doing To Prepare For Disasters Like Hurricane Harvey
August 30 | Ingrid Embree, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, GlobalGiving | Comments (0)
Survivors in Harvey’s path across Texas and other Gulf states should have the nation’s attention right now. And to fully meet their needs—now and in the future—we need a bold, new approach to disaster philanthropy
When Companies Understand that Hate is Bad for Businesses and Communities
August 28 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
In recent weeks, a number of corporate leaders have announced significant contributions to nonprofits like the SPLC Southern Poverty Law Center that battles racial and social injustice, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that combats hate and protects communities. JPMorgan Chase is donating $1 million to both of these nonprofits that fight hate groups. Apple will also contribute $1 million to the two nonprofits, according to Tim Cook, and the company will match “two-for-one” employee donations
Q&A with Sue Stephenson: Engaging Employees Worldwide in Advancing the SDGs
August 22 | Sue Stephenson, Interim CEO, IMPACT2030 | Comments (0)
In this Q&A, Sue Stephenson, vice chair of the board and interim CEO of IMPACT 2030, describes the role of IMPACT 2030 in convening leaders from corporations, the UN, civil society, academia, and philanthropic organizations, to organize and mobilize millions of corporate employees.
Q&A with Gabi Zedlmayer: Educating the World, Tuition Free
August 15 | Gabi Zedlmayer, Computer Science Advisory Board Member, University of the People | Comments (0)
University of the People (UoPeople) bills itself as “the world’s first nonprofit, tuition-free, accredited, online, American university.” It was founded by entrepreneur Shai Reshef in 2009. Reshef told a TED conference in Vancouver in March, 2014, that he founded UoPeople “to create an alternative to those who have no other, an alternative that will be affordable and scalable, an alternative that will disrupt the current education system."