BCLC just launched the nomination and application cycle for its 2013 Citizens Awards. These are important awards for the field; companies, local Chambers, and NGO partners are well served to go through the submission process.
The New Orleans (LA) Regional Planning Commission (RPC) has partnered with Save the Children, the University of New Orleans, and parish emergency managers in southeast Louisiana to better prepare kids for disasters. Additional partners include the Louisiana Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
This is focused on modifying existing classroom curricula to excite children to learn more about preparedness.
Some conversations at the nexus of business and the environment can be confusing and conflicting, but one thing is certain – if the conversation remains the same, we can expect to get the same results. Such discussions rarely accomplish much (just look at the outcomes of the last dozen large international convenings) and push parties to be more stubbornly resistant to outside ideas.
Last week I wrote a blog about called “Plans are Worthless, Planning is Everything,” which was a summary of day 1 of my trip to the Philippines. This blog is about the second day of my Philippines trip: a day devoted to building public-private partnerships in the country. FedEx graciously sponsored our work in the Philippines and made the convening possible.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) today announced the creation of Corporate Citizenship Month and called on companies of all sizes to take pride in their societal work by applying for the Corporate Citizenship Awards. The annual awards – available in four different categories – seek to recognize companies that innovate to solve problems and that engage proactively to create positive impacts on society.
What gets a CEO’s attention when thinking about how a company should be socially involved? “The more quantifiable the impact is, the more comfortable CEOs will be,” said David Ratcliffe, retired chairman, president, and CEO of Southern Company. “But sometimes you just need to do it because it’s the right thing to do.”
This week we're down in Atlanta for our annual National Conference - Forecast: Corporate Citizenship and America’s Future. Over the next three days we're bringing together the foremost voices in corporate social responsibility (CSR) for a solutions-focused discussion on how to address the tough challenges facing America today and what we can do together for the future.
We’re thrilled to bring you an unprecedented opportunity to hear from some of the best minds in corporate citizenship – all at one time, all one on stage. On Wednesday, the final day of our National Conference in Atlanta, BCLC is staging a session called “The Future of CSR: For Good or For Profit?”
Do “good” and “profit” have to be mutually exclusive, you ask? Well, that’s debatable.