Five Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019
January 10 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
Despite research suggesting most consumers feel that businesses should take an active role in driving social and environmental changes, in 2019 companies are likely to tone down their public advocacy. As companies plan for 2019 with a divided government in Washington, it could be important to navigate new policies and regulations with dialogue on the issues.
Will AI Regulation Stifle Potential for Social Good?
January 03 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Artificial intelligence (AI) could help to address significant societal challenges, including those identified in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For organizations that seek to use such technology for social good, an understanding of the existing use cases and potential for social impact should be considered within the context of a heightened regulatory framework that might stifle successes.
Would A Sector By Any Other Name Smell As Sweet?
December 19 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
The charitable/social/independent sector is a formidable economic force that's reported to generate 10 percent of the country's gross national product, but the lack of any standard name for it could be diminishing its influence on public policy. Leaders will need to step up to agree on terminology that gives the sector collective clout.
Living Your Purpose: Driving and Measuring Business Adoption
December 12 | Patricia Bayerlein, Consultant, Gagen MacDonald | Comments (0)
Leading businesses are turning to purpose to articulate their mission, power growth, unite and motivate the organization, and become future-ready in a world of non-stop change. Companies can and should use purpose intentionally to figure out how to run their businesses.
President George H.W. Bush was a Catalyst for Building Corporate Volunteer Programs
December 05 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Corporate volunteering is now a global practice that was boosted by President George H.W. Bush's founding of Points of Light and the National Council on Workplace Volunteering. As the country remembers the 41st President, reflecting on his work to encourage employees to use their expertise in service to their communities can help motivate companies and their employees to continue his legacy.
Corporate Giving Increases 15 Percent Over Three Years
November 29 | CECP in association with The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Total corporate giving has increased more than 15 percent over three years to a record $23.8 billion, as companies have become more generous. The growing economy and favorable tax cuts have left some companies with healthy cash reserves and many have promised to direct a portion to their communities.
Survey finds "Brands Taking Stands" Phenomenon is Here to Stay
November 20 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Eighty-two percent of board members, business owners, and corporate executives say it's necessary for companies to advocate for or take a stand on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, as employees and customers increasingly demand that companies become more vocal. A majority also believe that advocacy by CEOs will increase in the next 18 months, following in the footsteps of recognizable leaders whose brands have inspired blue chip companies to use their voices.
Global Corporate Volunteer Leaders Meet in Germany
November 14 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Data privacy regulations challenge the growth of virtual volunteer technologies, but companies that can navigate these challenges stand to improve employee engagement opportunities. At the World Volunteer Conference and Global Corporate Volunteer Council in Germany, companies discovered how technology can help them respond to the demands of their employees for meaningful volunteer engagements.
Podcast: Corporate Philanthropy Futures with Jason Saul (Mission Measurement) & Arlene Isaacs-Lowe (Moody's)
November 13 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
In Part 3 of a special podcast series, Jason Saul, Founder and CEO of Mission Measurement, and Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, President of the Moody's Foundation, explore where new technologies, priorities, and thinking are likely to take corporate citizenship in the years and decades ahead.
Podcast: Corporate Philanthropy Priorities with Tim McClimon (American Express) & Dan Cardinali (Independent Sector)
November 13 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
In Part 2 of a special podcast series, Tim McClimon, President of the American Express Foundation, and Dan Cardinali, President and CEO of Independent Sector, survey the current corporate citizenship landscape—and the growing need for partnership across the corporate and non-profit sectors.