A Focus on Climate Change: From BlackRock’s Letter to CEOs to the Davos Manifesto
February 20 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
Dottie Schindlinger from the Diligent Institute interviews with Paul Washington, Executive Director of the Environmental, Social & Governance Center at The Conference Board, about climate change, where it ranks as a priority for CEOs and Directors, and the potential impact of Larry Fink’s letter to CEOs and the Davos Manifesto on corporate disclosures and practices.
Coronavirus Outbreak: The CSR Response
February 18 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
There are over 40,000 cases of coronavirus, concentrated in China, but the outbreak is now reaching over two dozen countries across the globe. A health crisis like this demands a government response, but what is the corporate response? Paul Washington, head of The Conference Board’s Environmental, Social and Governance Center, chats with a team of experts on how corporate social responsibility (CSR) leaders worldwide are marshalling resources to respond to this health crisis.
Novelis and FIRST Robotics: Long-Term Partnership Yields Mutual Benefits
February 12 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Strategic partnerships with nonprofits are increasingly important to companies that understand the business case for community engagement. For Atlanta-based Novelis, a decade-long collaboration with FIRST has helped the company innovate and advance its diversity and inclusion goals.
With the Coronavirus Underway, Here are Six Steps for Business Leaders to Consider
February 06 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council; Council Director Corporate Citizenship & Community Engagement Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
With the World Health Organization declaring the Coronavirus outbreak a global health crisis and cases arising around the world, Jeff Hoffman, The Conference Board's Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Institute Leader, offers companies six steps they can take as they consider how to respond.
5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends To Follow In 2020
January 27 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
2019 was a pivotal year in CSR and 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field including these developing global trends: searching for truth, achieving carbon neutrality, employee relations, pursuing purpose over passion, and looking for the next big thing.
How Employers Can Help With Child Care
January 01 | Kenneth A. Burdick | Comments (0)
Of the nearly 24 million U.S. children under the age of six, 15 million kids have parents who are participating in the labor force. This begs the question: Do working parents have access to affordable, high-quality child care?
The 4 Ps Of Brands Taking Stands
December 12 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
How should companies prepare themselves to take a position on social issues? It comes down to four Ps: Purpose, Plan, Process, and Product. The important thing is to be strategic and to approach taking a public stand in the same way that a company would approach any other business decision.
Engaged Grantmaking: Collaborating with Communities
December 05 | Caroline McCoy, Program Officer, McCormick Foundation | Comments (0)
Does your grantmaking consider input from the communities it's intended to serve? Known as participatory grantmaking, this process helps shift traditional power imbalances that exist in philanthropy. For foundations, this could mean including grantees in priority setting, strategy development, and research, or having them sit on advisory councils or boards.
Not Enough! Giving for Women and Girls Totals $6.3 Billion in U.S.
November 26 | Kiersten Marek, Founder, Philanthropy Women | Comments (0)
Is the amount donated to nonprofit organizations focused on women and girls in the U.S. enough, given the focus on gender equality in our culture? At $6.3 billion, approximately 1.6 percent of all charitable giving, the answer appears to be no. By simply integrating gender equality into other giving areas, such as religion, which received $123.8 billion in 2016, we might see an uptick in gender equality movements.
Partnerships in the Public Interest: Best Practices for Building Successful Corporate-Nonprofit Relationships
November 21 | Dave Remund, Executive Director, University Communications and Marketing, Drake University | Comments (0)
What makes corporate-nonprofit partnerships work? Interviews with representatives from both sides suggest it's about clarity at the outset, consistency in terms of having shared goals, and being comprehensive in terms of making an impact.