The word “sustainability” doesn’t give too many farmers the warm fuzzies, admits Margaret Henry, PepsiCo director of sustainable agriculture. She gets it. Henry grew up on a Kentucky dairy farm.
But here’s why she thinks the concept is important: In her view, it allows the food system to speak with a common language that resonates with consumers. If used properly, it instills confidence that farmers and their food-system partners are conserving natural resources.
Not too long ago, LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute studied the challenges of pro bono from the nonprofit point of view. Since then, we’ve been wondering what companies have been doing with their pro bono programs that might help nonprofits overcome some of the challenges identified in that study. We also wondered what innovative or unique practices companies have come up with.
Taproot Foundation celebrates 10th anniversary of Matt O'Grady Day
Each year on June 19, the Taproot Foundation celebrates Matt O'Grady Day, an organization-wide holiday honoring the wedding anniversary of former National Director of Expansion Matt O'Grady. This day also recognizes a major milestone of the civil rights movement - the legalization of gay marriage in California.
On this 10th anniversary, Taproot invited Matt O'Grady to reflect on the movement, the last 10 years, and the value of an inclusive company culture.
Finally, the data to support what we've intuitively known for years about the true value of corporate giving. By taking an employee engagement approach to workplace giving and volunteering programs, companies can not only achieve greater social impact—they can drive additional business value through increased employee retention, too.
When your schedule is crammed full of work obligations and caregiving for family members, how do you squeeze in some much-needed “me time?”
If you take the advice of Domenica Robinson, Humana’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year, you’d find a volunteer activity that makes you feel happy and connected to your local community.
“Giving back to my community gives me ‘me time.’ It’s what I do for myself to feel good while also giving back to my community,” Domenica said. “I truly enjoy volunteering and giving people a little sunshine in their day – it makes me feel so good.”
After a hurricane, every second counts. That's why Abbott is helping community food banks and clinics prepare proactively.
It’s not enough to be reactive when hurricanes strike— for hurricane season, the best defense is a good offense. Advance preparation ensures that aid can be delivered more quickly, ultimately saving more lives.
Many companies invest a lot of time researching nonprofits and curating one-off volunteer opportunities for their employees. Yet research shows that one-third of employees won’t actually give through their workplace because they’re not able to choose the causes that matter to them.