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Celebrating Shared Value (CSV)


Since the first day that I started working in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the late 1980’s – under the wise tutelage of Reynold Levy, then president of the AT&T Foundation – I both learned and asserted that the purpose of any good corporate philanthropy or CSR program was to find the intersection between societal needs and the business interests of the company and to create real impact for both -- paying attention to a company’s various stakeholders and conducting your business in a responsible manner with an eye on the long-term value for business and society.

STEM Program Helps African-American Males Excel, Go to College

The Long Beach Math Collaborative has been SCE’s community partner since 2011

Life was all about sports for young Torieaun Hilbert — that is, until he met Doris Robinson.  

For Hilbert, a sophomore majoring in criminology and a football player at the University of La Verne, academics was not a priority when he started high school with a 2.2 GPA.

“I grew up in foster care,” he said. “I didn't have anyone who could explain to me how important education actually is.” 

Xylem Volunteers Collaborate to Protect Water Environments of South Florida

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Last October, five Xylem volunteers from Chile, Germany, Sweden and the United States spent five days exploring the water environments of South Florida and collaborating with groups working to protect these unique environments. Activities were conducted in partnership with EarthEcho International, one of Xylems’ global nonprofit partners, and led by EarthEcho’s co-founder and President, Philippe Cousteau Jr.

Meet the Woman at Wendy’s Fighting for Children in Foster Care

By Mary Schell

It All Began with Dave

Mary Schell, Wendy’s® Chief Public Affairs Officer, joined the Company in 1995 when the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® was still relatively new, and was primarily focused on raising awareness for foster care adoption. 

Will Corporations Inherit the Earth?


In a recent New York Times op-ed piece entitled, “Corporations Will Inherit the Earth,” Frank Bruni muses about the role of corporations in society at a time that the federal government is -- to use his phrase -- “a bumbling klutz.” Bruni asserts, “It can’t manage health care. It can’t master infrastructure. It can’t fund itself for more than tiny increments of time.

Building a Better Tomorrow Through Community Service and Corporate Giving

Wells Fargo named United Way Worldwide’s top workplace giving campaign; contributed $286.5 million to 14,500 nonprofits in 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, Wells Fargo is United Way Worldwide’s No. 1 workplace giving campaign in the U.S.

More than 65,000 team members demonstrated their strong commitment to community service by giving $85 million to 40,000 nonprofit organizations and volunteering a record 2 million hours — valued at $48 million — in communities nationwide during the company’s employee giving campaign in 2017.

PayPal’s Monica Chatmon on Her Community Involvement in Omaha

Monica Chatmon leads the Amplify affinity group in PayPal's Omaha office. Coming from Washington, D.C, and not being a Nebraska native, she thought it was important to learn more about both the PayPal and Omaha community. In her role at PayPal, Monica is proud to be known as the "go to" person on the Latin American team.
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Join Aramark Campaign and Help Children and Families Live Healthier Lives

Company will donate $1 for each consumer who joins its Feed Your Potential 365 Health Campaign
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, February 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities and uniforms, announced that it will donate $1 to local community centers when consumers join or follow its Feed Your Potential 365 health campaign* at or on Instagram @Aramark.

Great Place to Work and Fortune Name VMware One of the Best Workplaces for Giving Back

By Jessamine Chin, Director of the VMware Foundation.

At VMware, we recognize that we are all interconnected; our culture of service guides us in all that we do – from transforming technology, to empowering our customers, to supporting our local communities. VMware people are passionate about building a thriving community that upholds our EPIC2 (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customer, and Community) values.

iCause to Increase Nonprofit Engagement

Press Release

February 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – iCause seeks to simplify volunteerism and community involvement by bridging the gap between nonprofits and individuals, to make their engagement more sustainable.

Over the last few years, many sources have reported a decrease in the US volunteer rate. According to Tess Srebro of VolunteerMatch some reasons for this trend are:

  • Nonprofits lack the resources to effectively engage volunteers


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