In Good Company: Bringing hope back to the workplace: The story of employee giving at HCA Healthcare
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 162 hospitals and 112 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 205,500 people. Employees play a critical role in helping HCA deliver high-quality care to its patients around the globe. To help employees and their immediate families who are experiencing financial hardships, the HCA Hope Fund was established in 2005. The HCA Hope Fund is an employee-run, employee-supported public charity. Joe Flynn, Director of Community Engagement & HCA Hope Fund, shared some insights with the Center on the HCA Hope Fund and its role within the company. (more…)
Archive for June, 2010
Posted on June 29th, 2010 by Tim Wilson, Editor & Writer, Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
Corporate citizenship professionals striving to demonstrate the value of their efforts inside and outside companies may be happy to know they have an ally who is trumpeting their work in the wider world of citizenship.
In a series of featured discussions on its website headlined The Case for Corporate Citizenship, the National Conference on Citizenship is “highlighting some ways corporations are engaging employees, giving back to communities, and integrating civically responsible business practices into their operations.” The NCOC goes on to note that “corporate responsibility has become a key driver in securing stakeholder interest, consumer trust, and employee loyalty, and many corporations are stepping up accordingly to demonstrate their leadership and investment in civic engagement.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 28th, 2010 by Allison Lee
The U.S. director of corporate citizenship at National Grid holds a staff meeting with her regional direct reports. The vice president, corporate social responsibility, of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters takes a networking call with a colleague working on Capitol Hill. The charitable programs assistant at New Balance Athletic Shoe orders shoes for gift certificates, finalizes letters to nonprofit organizations, and sends out a few product donations. The corporate citizenship/giving specialist at Underwriters Laboratories researches volunteer opportunities for employees.
This is just a sampling of days in the lives of corporate citizenship professionals, part of the wide variety of work being done in the field. The Center’s newest report, the “Profile of the Profession 2010, Corporate citizenship leaders for today and tomorrow”, offers a snapshot of current corporate citizenship professionals and the work they do. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 25th, 2010 by Tim Wilson, Editor & Writer, Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
Two members of the Boston College Center, Campbell Soup Company and Intel Corporation, are among four companies being honored by the Points of Light Institute for extraordinary employee volunteer efforts to solve community problems. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 24th, 2010 by Susan Thomas, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Boston College Center
In spite of the recent economic downturn, an overwhelming majority of corporate CEOs – 93 percent – say that sustainability will be critical to the future success of their companies. Furthermore, CEOs believe that, within a decade, a tipping point could be reached that fully meshes sustainability with core business – its capabilities, processes and systems, and throughout global supply chains and subsidiaries.
These are among the key findings of a survey of 766 CEOs around the globe released on June 22 by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture. In addition to an online survey, the study included extensive interviews with 50 of the world’s leading CEOs. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 23rd, 2010 by Tim Wilson, Editor & Writer, Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
A frequent partner of the Boston College Center, Reputation Institute, has taken a close look at the role of corporate social responsibility in managing reputation in the first issue of its new quarterly publication, Reputation Intelligence. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 21st, 2010 by Susan Thomas, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Boston College Center
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship has a new executive director.
Carroll School of Management Dean Andrew C. Boynton announced the appointment of Katherine V. Smith, who will join the Boston College Center in August from her current position as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Massachusetts Foundation and university vice president for advancement and strategic communications. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 18th, 2010 by Susan Thomas, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Boston College Center
The U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) has opened the nomination period for the 2010 Corporate Citizenship Awards. The awards recognize businesses, trade associations, and chambers of commerce that have demonstrated outstanding corporate stewardship and ethical leadership and have made a positive difference in society.
The Corporate Citizenship Awards Program has four categories: Corporate Stewardship, U.S. Community Service, International Community Service, and Partnership. To be eligible, nominees must be members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Companies, trade associations, and chambers may nominate themselves or be nominated by nonprofits or other third parties. Electronic submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, June 30 at 5 p.m. Finalists will be publicly announced on September 15. Winners will be revealed at the 11th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards Dinner on November 30 in Washington, D.C.
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Posted on June 17th, 2010 by Chris Jarvis, Guest Blogger
How to Make a Difference: PwC & the Gangs of Chicago
This is a cross post of Chris Jarvis’s blog found at http://realizedworth.blogspot.com. Chris works with business and non-profits to create outstanding volunteer programs.
The corporate world is on a bandwagon. It’s growing and gaining speed and everyone seems to be jumping on board. What do we call this rolling and sometimes rickety phenomenon? It’s known as “Corporate Social Responsibility” and there are a few – an important few – companies on board that have earned a moment to be recognized.
This month, we can’t stop talking about PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) USA. Read the rest of this entry »