2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:
Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley.
Winners To Be Awarded Share of $2 Million in American Express Preservation Grants Decided Through Public Voting Campaign. Over 1.1 Million Votes Cast for 20 Competing Sites, A Record for Partners in Preservation: Main Streets
NEW YORK, October 30, 2019. /3BL Media/ - American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Main Street America, announced today the winners of the 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets program.
By Lindsay Firestone Gruber, President & CEO of Taproot Foundation
Every year, Pro Bono Week serves as an amazing opportunity for those of us in this field to come together with a strong, collective voice and shine a light on the impact and importance of pro bono service. And never has the need for pro bono been more apparent. Nonprofits and other social good organizations are confronted daily with the challenge of meeting the increasing demand of critical social issues amidst declining charitable giving.
Taproot’s campaign supported in part by American Express, Deloitte, and Prudential Financial
NEW YORK, October 14, 2019 / 3BL Media / – The pro bono movement is an ecosystem, a true community supporting a community. And each role in this ecosystem is vital in bringing the impact to life—from the nonprofit professionals on the frontlines fighting for those they serve to the business professionals and companies who are investing in their communities by working to strengthen the organizations that serve them.
NEW YORK, October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/—Working Mother recently revealed its annual list of the 2019 100 Best Companies, representing more than 2 million employees in the U.S. This year’s winners are focusing on inclusive benefits for families, including gender-neutral parental leave, and accessible, affordable childcare. American Express was among the 100 companies that earned a spot on this year’s list.
20 Historic Sites Celebrating Women’s Contributions to Local Communities Competing for $2 Million in Grants Through 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets Campaign
NEW YORK, September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ –American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Main Street America, announced today that their annual Partners in Preservation campaign this year will shine a light on historic buildings and sites celebrating the contributions of women in local communities across the country.
NEW YORK, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have honored American Express as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Women. To determine the Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.6 million employees at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations. Employees responded to more than 60 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.
IN 2018, THE COMPANY ACHIEVED CARBONNEUTRAL STATUS AND CONTRIBUTED $42 MILLION IN CHARITABLE GIVING
September 23, 2019 - Today, American Express (NYSE:AXP) released its 2018-2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, outlining its recent efforts to address the social, environmental and economic needs of its communities, customers, colleagues, shareholders and partners. American Express made progress in 2018 on several of its CSR objectives, including reducing its net carbon emissions to zero and achieving CarbonNeutral® status for the first time, and powering the company’s operations with 100% renewable electricity.
Forbes.com recently spoke with Will Shafroth, President of the National Park Foundation since 2015. The National Park Foundation is the non-profit partner of the National Park Service, chartered by Congress in 1967 to raise private funds to help protect the parks, connect Americans with them and inspire future generations. The National Park Foundation is supported by individual donors and corporate partners like Subaru, LL Bean, American Express, Budweiser, Hanes Brands, Nature Valley and Union Pacific.