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18 Dec. 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest version of the Giving Thoughts Series, entitled "The State of Global Pro Bono," is now available to download for free. Authored by Amanda MacArthur, Vice President, Global Pro Bono and Engagement at PYXERA Global (click here to read our recent Q&A with Amanda), the piece looks more closely at the growing practice of global pro bono, in particular analyzing how companies typically structure programs, recruit and prepare employees, and assess the effectiveness of assignments.

Introduction from  "The State of Global Pro Bono"

Employee engagement is an oft-cited challenge for large corporations, already overtaxed by an increasingly competitive landscape, volatile market forces, and shareholder demands. The growing practice of global pro bono, in which companies send employees on cross-border skills-based volunteer programs, is an effective approach to inspiring a more motivated and engaged workforce. The generous sharing of talent also contributes to social impact and economic growth, while developing global leadership skills and perspective for employees. This report presents survey findings collected by PYXERA Global about global pro bono programs, their design and mission, cross-sector partnerships, and triple-benefit impact.

About the Giving Thoughts Series

The Giving Thoughts Series is a free online publication in which The Conference Board engages corporate philanthropy experts in an open dialogue about topical issues of concern to member companies. To download the latest editions, please click the titles in the right-hand column of this website. To see our archive, please click here. If you have a manuscript that you would like to submit for consideration, or if you would like us to consider a particular topic, please contact me at
  • About the Author:Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson is Principal of Parky Communications, a communications agency specializing in sustainability and CSR reporting and communications. He serves as the Co-Leader of The Conference Board Cor…

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