corporate philanthropy

CECP Releases Board of Boards CEO Conference Executive Summary

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On International Corporate Philanthropy Day, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) gathered industry leading CEOs at The McGraw-Hill Companies for the 6th Annual Board of Boards CEO Conference.  In a discussion moderated by Charlie Rose, panelists Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, and Bill Green, Chairman of Accenture, discussed Sustainable Value Creation strategies with their peers. CECP has now released the Executive Report around the key ideas discussed at the conference.

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On International Corporate Philanthropy Day, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) gathered industry leading CEOs at The McGraw-Hill Companies for the 6th Annual Board of Boards CEO Conference.  In a discussion moderated by Charlie Rose, panelists Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, and Bill Green, Chairman of Accenture, discussed Sustainable Value Creation strategies with their peers. CECP has now released the Executive Report around the key ideas discussed at the conference.

The 7 Sins of Workplace Giving (Part 2)

7 Common Challenges of Current Employee Giving and Volunteering Programs
Summary: 

Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In part one of this article, we looked at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs. Today, we'll highlight the remaining four challenges and invite you to stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll focus on 10 Steps to the New Workplace Giving: an approach to realize better returns from your employee giving and volunteering programs. 
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Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In part one of this article, we looked at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs. Today, we'll highlight the remaining four challenges and invite you to stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll focus on 10 Steps to the New Workplace Giving: an approach to realize better returns from your employee giving and volunteering programs. 

The 7 Sins of Workplace Giving

7 Common Challenges of Current Employee Giving and Volunteering Programs (Part 1)
Summary: 

Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In Part 1 of this article, we look at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs (Part 2 features the remaining seven sins!) . 
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Happily for society, giving back is more important now than ever; the corollary is that people have greater expectations of companies to help them give back, both as consumers and as employees. A growing number of companies, aware of the link between workplace giving and employee engagement, have a heightened interest in employee giving programs. Despite this increased demand, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. 

 
In Part 1 of this article, we look at three common challenges of current workplace giving programs (Part 2 features the remaining seven sins!) . 

Ringing in International Corporate Philanthropy Day at the NYSE

CECP rings the Opening Bell
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Alison P. Rose, Manager of Standards and measurement at the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) writes in the CECP blog about her experience ringing the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange with other senior corporate giving professionals in celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD).  ICPD is a global advocacy day created to mobilize the business community and others with a stake in the positive role that companies play in helping to address pressing societal problems.   It’s a day of sharing best practices, communicating progress on established programs, forging new partnerships, and recognizing the importance of collectively addressing the pressing challenges of today—and tomorrow.

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Alison P. Rose, Manager of Standards and measurement at the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) writes in the CECP blog about her experience ringing the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange with other senior corporate giving professionals in celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD).  ICPD is a global advocacy day created to mobilize the business community and others with a stake in the positive role that companies play in helping to address pressing societal problems.   It’s a day of sharing best practices, communicating progress on established programs, forging new partnerships, and recognizing the importance of collectively addressing the pressing challenges of today—and tomorrow.

Corporate Philanthropy

Creating Shared Value
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By Emily Drew, Chamber BCLC researcher and writer

“What keeps you awake at night?”  Charlie Moore asks business leaders this question to help guide them to meaningful philanthropy.  The answers vary, he says. 

For some it’s education.  Others are concerned about literacy or financial literacy, water, or hunger.  CEOs—like many people—worry about the world now and then, he notes.  Unlike most people, they have major resources to address the monsters in the closet.

Global Philanthropy Event to Boost Funding for Education

Special ECOSOC Event on ICPD to Strengthen Partnership between UN and Philanthropies and Help Stay the Course on Achieving the Education for All agenda
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Four hundred philanthropists, corporate and civil society leaders will meet today from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in
the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters to share best practices and lessons to boost
global private funding for the education of girls and boys at a time when most countries are implementing
austerity measures in the aftermath of the economic and financial crisis.

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Four hundred philanthropists, corporate and civil society leaders will meet today from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in
the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters to share best practices and lessons to boost
global private funding for the education of girls and boys at a time when most countries are implementing
austerity measures in the aftermath of the economic and financial crisis.

Business CEOs Gather for International Corporate Philanthropy Day

CECP convenes global leaders in New York to mobilize business around relevant societal issues in a way that is simultaneously good for the corporate bottom line and for society
Summary: 

Today, leading companies and organizations around the world recognize International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), an international advocacy day, now in its 8th year, which mobilizes the business community to share best practices, develop partnerships, and engage with employees and other stakeholders for more strategic and effective societal investments.

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Today, leading companies and organizations around the world recognize International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), an international advocacy day, now in its 8th year, which mobilizes the business community to share best practices, develop partnerships, and engage with employees and other stakeholders for more strategic and effective societal investments.

A Tale of Two Companies: CECP's Charles Moore Analyzes two recent NY Times articles on the Social Innovation Efforts of Google and PepsiCo

The CECP Blog
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CECP Executive Director Charles Moore comments upon two recent New York Times articles which discuss the approaches of Google DotOrg and PepsiCo in the implementation of their philanthropic initiatives and previews how these issues tie to the conversation of CECP's upcoming 2/28 Board of Boards CEO Conference, themed "Business at its Best: Maximizing Long-Term Profitability and Societal Impact."

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CECP Executive Director Charles Moore comments upon two recent New York Times articles which discuss the approaches of Google DotOrg and PepsiCo in the implementation of their philanthropic initiatives and previews how these issues tie to the conversation of CECP's upcoming 2/28 Board of Boards CEO Conference, themed "Business at its Best: Maximizing Long-Term Profitability and Societal Impact."

Campbell Soup CEO Discusses Themes of Upcoming CECP Conference

Business at its Best: Maximizing Long-Term Profitability and Societal Impact
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Fastcompany.com expert blogger, Alice Korngold, interviews Campbell's Soup President and CEO, Doug Conant, about corporate social investment and why he will attend CECP's 6th Annual Board of Boards CEO Conference.

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Fastcompany.com expert blogger, Alice Korngold, interviews Campbell's Soup President and CEO, Doug Conant, about corporate social investment and why he will attend CECP's 6th Annual Board of Boards CEO Conference.

A Pulse Check on the (Sorryish) State of Employee Involvement in Workplace Giving/Volunteering Programs

Why Current Employee Giving & Volunteering Programs Are Falling Short of the Mark
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What is the current state of employee giving and volunteering programs, especially as it relates to the goals of employee involvement and engagement?

Although many companies (particularly most large coompanies) have implemented workplace giving programs, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. The challenge for workplace giving, and the companies who are using it as a tool in the employee engagement/strategic CSR toolbox, is that participation rates (and therefore involvement and engagement) are low. Companies have “checked the box” on workplace giving (ie. they have a program) but are missing out on a proven way to connect and engage with their employees. 
 
In this article, we take a pulse check on the current state of employee involvement in workplace giving programs and some of the underlying reasons.
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What is the current state of employee giving and volunteering programs, especially as it relates to the goals of employee involvement and engagement?

Although many companies (particularly most large coompanies) have implemented workplace giving programs, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. The challenge for workplace giving, and the companies who are using it as a tool in the employee engagement/strategic CSR toolbox, is that participation rates (and therefore involvement and engagement) are low. Companies have “checked the box” on workplace giving (ie. they have a program) but are missing out on a proven way to connect and engage with their employees. 
 
In this article, we take a pulse check on the current state of employee involvement in workplace giving programs and some of the underlying reasons.

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