Leading Corporate Purpose Platform Continues to Invest in Growth
CALGARY, Alberta, May 7, 2020/3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading global provider of corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced that Steven Woods will be joining the executive team as Chief Technology Officer, effective June 1, 2020. Steven will be based in Toronto leading a technology team of more than 200 development, product management, analytics and enterprise platform professionals that spans Benevity’s Calgary, Victoria and Toronto offices.
Healing a world turned upside down by COVID-19 will require all of us — companies, governments, individuals and nonprofits — to work together. Since March, purpose-driven companies and their people donated $640 million dollars to more than 79,000 different causes and gave 786,000 hours of their time and completed 53,000 small acts of Goodness.
How your employee relief fund and employee giving program can work together
As we all continue to grapple with the changes COVID-19 has brought to our lives and livelihoods, many people are struggling — and some of those people may be your employees. Many of Benevity's clients already have employee relief funds set up to help their people when unexpected circumstances arise — whether it’s an illness, injury or natural disaster. And just like we see in the wake of a hurricane or earthquake, right now your people likely fall into one of two categories: someone who needs support or someone who wants to support others.
If ever there was a time to reboot purpose, it’s now
It’s been a weird time since Goodness Matters, our annual client conference. We’ve gone from an air of inspiration and celebration to one of shock and uncertainty, as COVID-19 has reached pandemic levels.
But one thing has not changed. At Goodness Matters, we told the over 400 passionate CSR leaders in attendance that they are the most important people in their companies right now. And we believe that’s more true today than it’s ever been.
Many of the lessons learned from 9/11, the 2008 recession, SARS, natural disasters, and other times of crisis have provided companies with a strong foundation for the response to COVID-19. The world’s leading companies know this is a time to focus on corporate purpose and values and to think about the way they lead today with an eye towards the long term and getting us through this period of time.
By now, you’ve probably received at least a hundred emails from the companies you do business with outlining the measures they are taking to maintain business during this time, and the precautions they are implementing to help stem the spread of COVID-19. Open and transparent communication is absolutely essential at a time like this, and we have done the same…
And we want to convey a different message as well.
Every company is having internal conversations about how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an era where companies are fervently striving to be purpose-driven to appeal to employees, investors, customers, and communities, how can a company maintain clarity on its societal purpose?
Our new blog includes examples from 3M, Lyft, MasterCard, Microsoft, and more.