By: Diane Melley, Vice President, Global Citizenship Initiatives, Corporate Marketing, Communications and Citizenship, IBM
At IBM, we view talent development as a core value and a key element of our current and future success. Investing in employee training not only helps attract and retain great team members, it also builds loyalty, inspires creativity, and increases our reputation as a company.
But, employee development, like many areas of business requires planning, investment, and an eye towards the future.
The Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility recently celebrated the graduation of their fourth class. Since the launch of the Institute in 2014, the program has attracted CSR professionals from around the region and across the country. Recently, we have seen interest from the international community. Sunday Kubba Hassan with Central Bank of Nigeria is the first international graduate from the Institute.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a dynamic space—businesses of all sizes are constantly innovating and finding new ways to make an even greater impact in the communities where they operate. For CSR professionals, keeping up on these trends and best practices are crucial to both your professional growth and your ability to make a sustained impact through your work.
As you consider your priorities for 2018—I encourage you to put your professional development at the top of that list.
Partnership Aims to Foster Development Opportunities for CSR Professionals
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced that it will join the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an active marketing and thought partner to help expand the reach of the program and position the Institute as a national leader in the CSR professional development space.