Implications for Blockchain in Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy
February 14 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
It’s impossible to avoid the furor surrounding cryptocurrencies these days. Looking beyond the price fluctuations of crypto markets, examining the blockchain infrastructure that supports the currencies is a fascinating exercise. The use of blockchain in companies has some interesting implications for citizenship and philanthropy. Blockchain could add a level of transparency and authenticity to corporate practices and resulting communications that could help to rebuild trust in business.
Sustainability Reporting: Quality over Quantity
February 07 | Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Corporate sustainability reporting—the disclosure of environmental, Social, and governance (ESG) practices—continues to transition from an exercise in transparency to a more targeted and strategic mechanism for companies to engage with stakeholders. Recent analysis by The Conference Board captures trends in the disclosure of environmental and social practices by large public companies around the world.
The Role of Philanthropy in Developing Human Capital
February 06 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
In its 2018 Trends to Watch report, MSCI says “investors will increasingly seek to invest in talent quality,” even to the point of evaluating companies by “sifting out winners and losers in the race for human capital.” The focus on human capital is driven by the growth in artificial intelligence—with many routinized tasks becoming automated, people will be required to use “higher level cognitive, creative and social skills in their evolving role.”
Sharing Business Skills with Nonprofits
January 30 | Deborah Holmes, Americas Director of Corporate Responsibility, EY | Comments (0)
EY Community Impact provides an immersive volunteer experience that delivers EY services to nonprofits that otherwise could not afford them. During one- to three-month assignments, Community Impact “Residents” share the best of EY’s knowledge and experience to strengthen our communities, while building leadership skills that strengthen their own careers.
Giving in Numbers 2018 Survey Now Open
January 26 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
We are pleased to announce that the Giving in Numbers 2018 survey, conducted by CECP in association with The Conference Board, is now open. The annual survey is the industry-leading tool for corporate societal engagement professionals. The survey closes on March 30, 2018.
Five Keys to Attracting—And Keeping—Socially Minded Employees
January 22 | Peter Panepento, Philanthropic Practice Leader, Turn Two Communications | Comments (0)
America’s Charities’ 2017 Snapshot survey found nearly six in 10 workplace donors want to work for companies where the culture supports giving and volunteering. That’s a significant number—and it shows that today’s employees are placing a high value on charitable opportunities in the workplace.
Achieving Better Results with Inclusive Decision-Making
January 16 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
Evidence is mounting that diverse and inclusive teams make better decisions that lead to more innovation and better outcomes. Foundations can apply this knowledge of the value of diversity and inclusion to drive better results in grant-making and capacity-building for grantees.
Developing Global Leaders Through Service: Research Report on the State of the Practice of Corporate Global Pro Bono
January 08 | Gavin Cepelak, Vice President for Global Pro Bono, PYXERA Global | Comments (0)
Wouldn’t it be good if there was a business strategy which would build global leadership talent, improve company reputations, and make a positive impact on addressing global challenges? “Pro bono” is just such a strategy and it’s not just for lawyers anymore. Companies are increasingly utilizing Global Pro Bono (GPB) programs to create shared value for the community and the business.
Excellence in New Communications Awards Seek Case Studies Displaying Social Good
January 03 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) opened its call for entries for the 2018 Excellence in New Communications Awards, including a call for case studies that utilize digital or social media to advance social good. Entrants are asked to detail their initiatives, technologies used, and success metrics. Submit your case studies at www.conference-board.org/sncrawards2018.
Three Tips for Disaster Philanthropy Programs
January 02 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The second half of 2017 was mired by a spate of natural and man-made disasters that focused the attention of corporate philanthropists on their disaster relief practices. GlobalGiving’s Britt Lake, Airbus Foundation’s Andrea Debbane, and The Conference Board’s Citizenship and Philanthropy Center Leader, Jeff Hoffman, recently joined me for a webcast to discuss the future of disaster philanthropy and the most important elements of a disaster philanthropy strategy.