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Building a Volunteering Program that Really Works

by Nita Kirby
Blog

Volunteering at work can be a great force for social change and increase retention and employee engagement in your company. Whether companies are giving their employees time off to work on specific projects, defined as “paid release/volunteer time off” programs, or teams are getting together to tackle an issue at a local non-profit, giving time within the workplace has been growing over the last decade, despite multiple changes in our world and citizens finding their voice to make a difference.

Impact for Change: Why Business Impacts Matter?

by Amanda Jordan
Blog

Swazi sewing shop might seem a surprising place to see the impacts of big business first hand. But it’s where I found myself one morning in 2013, travelling as a guest of a big global brand. The smiling owner opened the door to us. She was smartly dressed, and rightly proud of the enterprise she’d grown. I’ll never forget the noise of her workshop. About two dozen women were hard at work, mostly from the local village. They were producing uniforms for the factory owned by our client down the road.

KeyBank Recognized as Transparency Leader in Competitive CDP Rankings

by Kelly Eisenhardt
Blog

As a leader in sustainability for the banking industry, KeyBank was recently recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project as a company meeting criteria for the S&P Climate Leadership Index. With programs focused on environmental reporting, a largely successful renewable energy portfolio, and programs targeting a “low carbon future,” the company moves forward by supporting transparency throughout the banking industry.

Digital Expectations

by Matthew Nelson
Blog

At New York Life we are implementing a new partner to handle our volunteering, giving campaign (or as I like to think of it now, marketing campaign for giving), and matching gifts programs. The process takes my breath away. I am in complete awe of how many details there are that must be gotten right. And I realize that I have very unrealistic expectations. Here’s why.

Follow the Money: Creating a Successful Corporate Giving Program

by Jeroen van Rotterdam
Blog

Charity benefits both humanity and business. Not only do employees feel good about being socially aware and supporting communities in need, but working towards a common charitable goal also forges a bond with colleagues as they help tackle issues together that are larger than themselves.

Is the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Profession the Job of the Future?

by Nikos Avonlas
Blog

The growth of corporate sustainability (CSR) over the past decades, along with its positioning as a central element of corporate strategy, has given birth to a new category of professionals, the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (CR) professionals. Sustainability professionals are those within companies and organizations that spend most of their time designing and performing activities related to environmental, economic and social aspects.

Five Truths about Running an Online Auction

by Peter Dudley
Blog

Not only did I fail to kill our workplace giving campaign’s online auction last year, this year my team is working harder than ever to improve it. I’m still not sure where I went wrong.

KKR Portfolio Companies Get New Green Solutions Platform

by Kelly Eisenhardt
Blog

As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues continue to grow in importance for mainstream investors, KKR’s pioneering environmental initiative provides the resources and tools necessary for its participating private equity portfolio companies to determine materiality and the means to measure it.

Investor ESG: What You Need To Know About Fink’s Quiet Earthquake

by Peter Truesdale
Blog

Larry Fink is Chief Executive of BlackRock.  BlackRock’s portfolio weighs in at a cool US $4.6 trillion.  So when he speaks it’s wise to listen.  He has spoken.  And what he has said, in a letter to top US and European CEOs, is the single most significant intervention ever made by an investor on CSR issues.

Thomson Reuters Understands CR&I is Key to Performance

by Kelly Eisenhardt
Blog

Thomson Reuters wants investors to know that corporate responsibility, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion are drivers that support strong financial performance. Combining these function areas into one global department has allowed the team to strengthen its purpose and work closer with business units to achieve measurable objectives and drive financial growth. 

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