People, Social Action & Community Engagement CSR News

American Express Hosts Its Largest-Ever Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit to Back the People Who Move the World Forward

MOVING TO WASHINGTON, D.C. IN ITS FIFTH YEAR, THE SUMMIT HELPS EMERGING SOCIAL PURPOSE LEADERS GAIN THE TRAINING AND CONTACTS TO MAKE A LASTING IMPACT
Press Release

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) announced today its annual Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit on April 1.  The intensive two-day immersive program offers professional development and networking opportunities to cultivate emerging nonprofit and social purpose leaders. Marking its fifth year, the summit will convene outside New York for the first time, taking place in Washington, D.C., a major hub for nonprofit organizations.

Top 5 Trends From Goodness Matters 2019

Key insights on a for-purpose economy from Benevity’s annual client conference
Blog

Imagine over 400 of the most inspiring people from some of the world’s most iconic companies, in one room, talking about the power of purpose. That was Goodness Matters 2019. Our world is changing, and businesses are uniquely positioned to become not just a force for good, but the force for good.

Keep reading for:

Xylem Watermark Kicks Off a Month of Service by Volunteering with Planet Water Foundation and EarthEcho International on World Water Day

Multimedia with summary

World Water Day marked the launch of this year’s Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge for Xylem Watermark—the philanthropic arm of Xylem, Inc. This month of service spans from World Water Day to Earth Day and encourages Xylem colleagues around the world to volunteer globally and in their local communities to bring awareness to the global water crisis.

Increasing STEM Access and Changing Perceptions

by Jeffrey Whitford
Blog

Sometimes ideas are hatched and shared in the most fortuitous places — and you don’t even know it. It all began when one of my team members and I were at our first Global Communicators Conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, following the acquisition of the company that we had been working for. It was an awe-inspiring experience, mainly because our new company — Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany — was launching a completely new brand and this was one of the first internal events to showcase the new look, feel and messaging.

No Barriers, Wells Fargo Announce Winning 2018 Global Impact Challenge Schools & Open Teacher Applications for 2019 Opportunity

Competition sparked ideas for creating a more diverse and inclusive world
Summary: 

Competition sparked ideas for creating a more diverse and inclusive world

Press Release

Competition sparked ideas for creating a more diverse and inclusive world

CLP’s Purpose-led Approach to Business

Article

The CLP Group creates value for shareholders, customers, employees, communities and the environment based on its purpose-led approach to deliver reliable, affordable and sustainable energy.

Zero Harm vision

CLP is committed to ensuring all its activities and operations result in Zero Harm for its employees, contractors, customers and the public. It strives to deliver the highest standards at every level of its operations and to continually improve its safety performance.

Philanthropic Investors Tap “Catalytic Capital” to Seed Innovation & Scale Progress

Article

by Debra Schwartz Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation 

Often, the most compelling impact investments are made, not found.

I have used that phrase over the years to describe how foundations and other impact-focused investors use “catalytic capital” to support social and environmental progress. These patient, flexible, “catalytic” investments are able to take on more risk and/or accept a lower return than commercial capital in order to finance gains that would not otherwise be possible.

Yorkshire Building Society’s 2018 Society Matters Report

Article

Yorkshire Building Society - one of the UK's largest and most successful building societies - has released its annual Society Matters report highlighting its work to make a lasting and positive impact on society. The 2018 Society Matters report demonstrates the organisation’s recent achievements and vision for the future aligned to the key themes of Community, Customers, People and the Environment.

Highlights include:

50 Ideas to Do Good Year-Round (With and Without Opening Your Wallet!)

Blog

We frequently think about giving back, yet we’re only giving about half as much as we intend to. So, what’s the secret to engaging more people in your corporate Goodness program? Making it personal and intentional! 

Providing More Health Providers in South Los Angeles

A new community medical group, supported by a $1 million grant from Wells Fargo, aims to help the “health care desert” in South Los Angeles.
Blog

Dr. Yulsi Lili Fernandez Montero grew up in a medically underserved community like Compton, California, and knew she wanted to practice medicine in a similar community when she finished medical school. Today she is a family medicine and addiction medicine doctor practicing with the MLK Community Medical Group in Compton. However, she said the decision to practice in this type of community can be difficult for many doctors.

Pages

Subscribe to People, Social Action & Community Engagement