Global volunteerism: Aligning goals with global colleagues

How do you ensure your international volunteer efforts are engaging for employees abroad, culturally appropriate, and meeting local needs — all while aligning to your company’s pillars and goals? CSR leaders are digging into all the questions this challenge poses: Hands-on vs. hands-off: How engaged…

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Do your executives really understand your foundation?

Your executives can be your biggest advocates or your biggest obstacles. CSR leaders are talking about how they’re helping executives see the depth and breadth of their foundation’s work: Helping them understand what the foundation does and what resources it needs Teaching them about self-dealing…

Carbon offsets and renewable energy credits: Making the right decision

The ESG terrain changes every day, and you’re under more scrutiny now than ever. CSR leaders are working through these questions:  Benchmarking on the credit ecosystem: Which instruments are you using, and which make you skeptical? Understanding credibility concerns and emerging offset headwinds: Are there…

Setting and achieving your company-wide volunteer goals

Achieving a lofty volunteerism goal can be a huge win for your program, but setting the bar too high can be a big risk. CSR leaders are working through the challenges and opportunities that come with goal setting: Striking the right balance between attainable and…

Directing ESG reporting to nonpublic companies

Privately owned and closely held corporations, co-ops, mutuals, reciprocals, and other non-public enterprises face very different internal and external pressures around sustainability reporting. CSR leaders at these types of organizations are working through these questions:  What are you reporting and what are you holding back?…

Is backlash brewing against CSR/ESG?

Corporate social responsibility has seen a rapid rise in prominence, but could the tide turn? CSR leaders are talking about how they’re preparing for a fast-changing world: How serious is skepticism about “woke capitalism?” Do aspirational goals help or hurt our credibility? What are you…

How is hybrid work disrupting employee engagement and volunteerism?

Companies may never go “back to normal,” opting for fewer people in the office forever. CSR Board members talked confidentially in a major-company, leaders-only space about what it means to mobilize employees for volunteerism, community engagement, and giving within a hybrid workforce model: What options…

How can we make a real difference on social determinants of health?

Corporate philanthropists can play a unique role in supporting health equity — but it doesn’t come without its challenges:  How are we identifying specific social determinants of health focus areas? What’s getting left behind? What’s working to improve outcomes in vulnerable communities? What barriers do…

Planning your first (or your 10th) CSR report

Your CSR reports are golden opportunities to showcase your work, but you’ve got a lot of decisions from the very beginning. How are you answering these questions:  What do your workflows and timelines look like? How are you presenting critical data? What work do you…

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