Historically, there has been a disconnect between purpose in personal and professional life. In your personal life, you choose how to incorporate purpose — such as helping your neighbors, volunteering for a specific cause, or donating to a local organization. At work, you just do tasks related your job — right?
Studies show that employees seek out companies that embody socially responsible values and provide an outlet for volunteering. You’ve checked those boxes yet can’t seem to get your employees to participate in your volunteer program. On Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 2 pm ET/ 11 am PT, we will present solutions to this common, yet solvable, challenge.
Social sustainability is perhaps the least quantifiable and understood pillar of the triple bottom line, yet nearly everyone can relate to it. And because humans are widely considered the most valuable asset at a company, social sustainability can arguably be the most important “p” in the “people, planet, profit”-triad.
Employee volunteerism positively affects the health and well-being of the people who participate, according to a new study by UnitedHealthcare and VolunteerMatch. The Doing Good is Good for You Study reveals 75 percent of U.S. adults feel physically healthier by volunteering, and a stronger connection to their employers.
We hear it time and time again from our friends in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) space: conferences and other gatherings are uniquely important to CSR professionals. One of the longest-running conferences in CSR, COMMIT!Forum, recognizes this challenge.
Employees who are passionate and driven are a huge asset to any organization, but when so many employees are passionate about so many causes close to their hearts, how can CSR professionals manage this against their core objectives and corporate values?
Discovery Communications held their annual Impact Day on June 16, 2017. Over 4,000 Discovery employees across 60 offices in 37 different countries completed nearly 200 service projects. In this post, Laurel Schepp, Manager, Corporate Relations at Discovery, discusses the planning that goes into Impact Day, how they align the day with business goals, and what makes their overall volunteer program shine.