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The Game Changers: Corporate Foundations in a Changing World
December 2017 | Research Report
As companies face rising public and employee expectations, defining the role they want to play in society has never been more important. For many businesses, this has triggered a rethink on the role of corporate foundations, one in which writing checks is no longer adequate. Instead, foundations are becoming increasingly strategic, drawing on the parent company’s business mission, acumen, assets, and networks to deliver more impactful and targeted social change. This Giving Thoughts brief draws on a survey of foundations in 21 countries to reveal the common characteristics, and impacts, of “Game Changer” foundations leading this potentially transformative shift in corporate philanthropy.
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