Stories from people leading corporate social responsibility at the world’s biggest companies.

The Shortlist: Cheesecake Factory, Wells Fargo, Amazon, and more

The Cheesecake Factory recently joined the CSR Board community! Their membership will be led by Vice President of Sustainability and CSR Megan Bloomer. CSR Board Members >> AbbVie, Aflac, Allstate, AT&T, Barclays, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Caesars Entertainment, Capital One, Charles Schwab, Citi, Comcast, Comerica Bank, Conagra Brands, CSAA Insurance Group, CVS… Read More >

The Shortlist: Yum! Brands, Smithfield Foods, Flex, and more

Yum! Brands Global External Communications Manager Alecia Berry shared how they sharpened their CSR strategy to align with their recent business transformation. CSR Board Blog >> Smithfield Foods recently joined the CSR Board community! Their membership will be led by Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer Stewart Leeth. CSR Board Members >>… Read More >

Alecia Berry with Yum! Brands shares how they sharpened their CSR strategy to align with their business transformation

In 2016, Yum! Brands began a three-year business transformation to become more efficient, franchised, and focused. In line with their transformation — dubbed the “Recipe for Growth” — Global External Communications Manager Alecia Berry and her team set about building out and refocusing their corporate social responsibility strategy into what they called the “Recipe for… Read More >

The Shortlist: Freddie Mac, Target, Wells Fargo, and more

Freddie Mac recently joined the CSR Board community! Their membership will be led by Manager of Corporate Community Engagement Michelle Courtney. CSR Board Members >> Jon Campbell, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Wells Fargo, talked about the details of their $1-billion commitment to affordable housing and what that donation means for their larger philanthropic strategy…. Read More >

The Shortlist: Samsung, Cisco, Lamb Weston, and more

Lamb Weston Director of Communications and President of the Lamb Weston Foundation Shelby Stoolman shared how they developed and executed their first-ever "Pay it Forward" employee giving program. CSR Board Blog >> NBCUniversal recently joined the CSR Board community! Their membership will be led by Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Social Responsibility Jessica… Read More >

The Shortlist: Beam Suntory, Clorox, Samsung, and more

Beam Suntory Senior Director of Corporate Communications Emily York discussed how she and her team launched their first annual, company-wide day of service — "Together for Good." CSR Board Blog >> Clorox recently joined the CSR Board community! Their membership will be led by Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Crisis Management and Chief Communications… Read More >

The Shortlist: Wells Fargo, H&M, CEMEX, and more

Owens Corning, Intel, General Mills, Campbell Soup Co., and HP took the top five spots in CR Magazine's 2019 100 Best Corporate Citizens report. CR Magazine >> Mary Wenzel, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Wells Fargo, discussed their approach to their ESG metrics after a Financial Times study found them to be among… Read More >

The Shortlist: First National Bank, Cargill, Mastercard, and more

CSAA Insurance Group Senior Manager of Community Affairs Vanessa Chan discussed how they reached 100-percent employee participation through their company volunteer programs. Workforce >> Alec Gorynski, Vice President of Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy at First National Bank, talked about their decision to award a total of $840,000 in community grants across the country. 3… Read More >