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Corporate Social Responsibility Council

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The world is changing, and fast. Society’s impression of business has evolved significantly in recent years. Stakeholders are demanding greater transparency and accountability of actions. Employees want to work for responsible companies. The Corporate Social Responsibility Council helps members better navigate the relationship between business and society while advancing the practice of corporate citizenship and philanthropy by underscoring its value to corporations and society. In our candid and confidential meetings, we educate each other on the latest trends and identify key industry issues. Discussions include:

  • ESG/CSR Measurement and Reporting
  • Shared Value
  • Urban Issues and CSR Opportunities
  • Sustainable Development Goals                                                                                                                           

This council includes representatives from some of the best-known and best-run companies in the United States and around the world. Council members also have the opportunity to visit the communities, campuses, and nonprofit organizations that benefit from their actions and are critical to business success.

The power of peer learning

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

Council membership benefits

Three meetings a year.
Opportunity to attend a meeting of interest from one of the other two philanthropy councils (additional fee)
Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
Benchmarking through regular surveys of council members about relevant company practices
Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from over 100 councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Who should join?

Senior-most executive with day to day strategic responsibility for their company’s ESG, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy program.

Program Director

Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman

Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council
The Conference Board
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Tony Tapia

Tony Tapia

Program Director, Philanthropy & Engagement Council
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Our Mission

All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

Why join the Corporate Social Responsibility Council?

My CSR Council meetings have been transformative in helping me create an organizational strategy for an employee hardship effort. My council colleagues made time to chat with me and my team, bringing along their legal counterparts to answer questions from my legal team.

At meetings, we heard presentations from experts in the field, and a council member even hosted my team for an on-site visit with their hardship team so they could see the work real-time and better understand the process and the staffing required. The Council creates an environment that allows for a free flow of ideas so that we can all serve our employees and communities in the best possible way.

My team and I never could have moved as fast as we did and been so prepared in the process if it wasn’t for the connections and willingness to collaborate of my Council peers.

Nicole Anderson, President, AT&T Foundation

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Find out what members value most about their council membership.

Find out what members value most about their council membership.