Hands-On Scientific Learning Goes Global with Amgen Biotech Experience Expansion

It’s no surprise that when students become fascinated by science, that enthusiasm can be contagious. From our survey with Change the Equation, we know students crave hands-on biology experiences that are often lacking in the classroom. The Amgen Foundation is on a mission to help more students...

It’s Clear, Social Investment Drives Business Value

The blog post was co-authored by André Solórzano, Manager, Data Insights, CECP and Daniel Vitaletti, Data Insights Intern, CECP What Companies Need to Know: The Latest from CECP’s ESG Corporate Scorecard. A myth has long lingered in the private sector- the bottom line can only be driven by co...

Five Lessons from Walmart’s CSR Strategy Efforts

“We think of ourselves as social change strategists,” explained Gayatri Agnew, Director of Career Opportunity at the Walmart Foundation, distinguishing the aspirations for her role from those typically expected of corporate foundation program officers or grants administrators. Gayatri was speaki...

Building Organizational and Leadership Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector

Brave Leaders, Bold Moves was the theme of this year’s CECP Summit. A fitting start was Carly Fiorina’s opening keynote on Brave Leaders. She recounted several stories including her story of starting as an assistant in a real estate firm as she had studied History in college and didn’t like La...

Defining Our Companies by Our Values

In 1962, Milton Friedman warned, corporations that accept a social responsibility other than to make as much money for their shareholders as possible could undermine a free society. Since then, there have been leaders who have been on a mission to prove otherwise, from CECP co-founder Paul Newman to...

Citizenship and Sustainability at The Estée Lauder Companies

For someone seeking to build a more sustainable, inclusive and just world, working at a Fortune 500 company — in the cosmetics industry no less — may seem like an unusual choice. Yet The Estée Lauder Companies is no ordinary company. And, by any measure, these are not ordinary times. No single ...

Should CEOs Mix in Politics?

Is there a case for CEOs “mixing in politics”? You betcha. But like the many other tough decisions CEOs have to make, this commitment takes smarts, discretion, judgement and, often, courage. Key considerations: CEOs are the stewards of companies, their brands, and their people. They manifest the...

It Starts with the Funnel: Meal Packaging and the Opportunity For Engagement

Hilton Senior Vice President, Industry Relations & Events Rob Scypinski reflects on the power of Hilton’s partnership with Rise Against Hunger. I’ve always been committed to creating experiences for our customers that carry Hilton’s commitment to hospitality to new heights, and when I came...

Five Recommendations for Corporate Responsibility Programs in the Trump Era

The surprise outcome of the November elections left many company leaders wondering what to do, but corporate responsibility and sustainability (CR&S) programs may be an even more important part of the arsenal of many companies. Here are a few suggestions for how to calibrate them in the age of Trump...

How CSR Executives Can Lead Strategy in Uncertain Times

Please note: This blog post is authored by both Greg Hills, Managing Director, FSG and Elizabeth Hawkins, Senior Consultant, FSG. If you lead your company’s corporate social responsibility or sustainability efforts, you are likely getting calls about the unpredictable politica...

Youth Optimism, Meet Opportunity: Bridging the Gap between Young People’s Career Aspirations & Ability to Succeed

Young people today make up the largest youth population in history. Their successes and struggles are as diverse as their personalities and aspirations. However, in all corners of the globe, this generation faces a common challenge: persistent, high rates of youth unemployment. Left unaddressed, the...

Make a Life-Changing Gift to Children and Families Seeking Refuge

Now more than ever, children and families seeking refuge need our support. This holiday season, you can give a life-changing gift to someone in need. Join AOL in supporting Save the Children this year by purchasing a Gift of Joy, and help ensure children around the globe receive what they deserve th...

Pro Bono Service: Not Just for Lawyers Anymore!

October 27, 2016--Did you know, that pro bono service is the fastest growing domestic volunteer program among leading global companies in the last three years? According to CECP’s report on trends in corporate societal engagement, Giving in Numbers: 2016 Edition, the percentage of companies offeri...

CEO Activism: How Speaking Out on Social Issues Can Deliver for Your Business

September 2, 2016–The billion dollar question for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is – how do purpose programs deliver for the bottom line? Weber Shandwick recently conducted a survey of American consumers to better understand the attitudes about and awareness of one element of a stron...

Valuation Webinar Q&A

February 6, 2013–How charities value non-cash gifts drew a good deal of attention in the press this year, and most of it was negative. Recently, Good360, the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy, joined Raffa, P.C., Crowell & Moring LLP and CECP to explore the topic of in-kind valuatio...

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