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Let’s Put More Effort into Sustainability and Less into Surveys

Kim Bach Vu
Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility Associate
TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics)

The growth in acceptance and popularity for corporate responsibility and sustainability has propelled many companies to look into their own operations and of their supply chains. This has created a need to measure and disclose their sustainability efforts both internally and externally. While the external audience might vary by industry and position of the supply chain, some external stakeholders that companies engage with are investors, customers, non-governmental organizations, and suppliers to name a few. The increasing scrutiny of corporate responsibility efforts by investment efforts has left to many different types of surveys-from Dow Jones Sustainability Index to Vigeo.

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Executive Director Report (April 2014)

Allie Williams
Executive Director, CROA
Corporate Responsibility Officers Association

I recently attended the PYXERA Global, International Corporate Volunteerism Conference in Washington, DC, where CROA advisory board member, Amanda MacArthur and her team put on an exceptional two day event. It began with a live broadcast from the Newseum where a group of industry experts discussed public private partnerships.

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Real Business Philanthropy Starts with Real Stories

Ryan Scott
CEO
Causecast

Storytelling is a hot marketing buzzword these days, and for good reason; in the business world, it’s the newest form of smart corporate communications. Telling your story is imperative for many aspects of business, and a particularly important practice when it comes to strategic philanthropy.

Administrators of successful volunteer and giving programs understand that storytelling makes a big difference in how their corporate philanthropy efforts impact their chosen causes as well as their employees and business community. How, what and to whom you communicate information about your volunteer and giving program all play a critical role in whether your volunteer program soars or flops.

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Doing the right thing

Jim Murren
CEO and Chairman
MGM Resorts International

Doing the right thing should be a standard in our personal lives, and our business lives.

It’s clearly the way those companies on the 100 Best List---published in this edition of CR Magazine--- conduct themselves. The companies that made the 2014 list, and their employees, are leading the effort every day to do the right thing. We offer our thanks and our congratulations to those companies that were ranked.

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Building a Business Case for Sustainability

Lisa Owen
VP of Marketing and Business Development
RSC Bio Solutions

Why do some companies “walk the walk” when it comes to sustainability while others seem to merely be talking the talk?

A recent study from IT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group seeks to shed light on how businesses address their sustainability challenges and why some are more successful than others. By analyzing responses from 1,847 participants from commercial enterprises, the five years of survey data revealed that a majority of organizations are struggling to move forward.

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A sit-down with four sustainability experts, and hearing some innovative practices

Allie Williams
Executive Director, CROA
Corporate Responsibility Officers Association

I recently attended the GreenBiz Forum in Scottsdale, AZ, and had occasion to sit down with a few sustainability and supply chain professionals. The idea was to gain an understanding of how their companies face challenges and opportunities related to a variety of sustainability issues, such as building a better sales team, preserving forests, fostering relationships with unique communities, improving affiliations with vendors, and creating successful projects.

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Women Inspiring Women

Jim Murren, Chair of the CROA
Chairman and CEO
MGM Resorts International

Earlier this month, MGM Resorts Foundation hosted about 200 women at “Women Inspiring Women” in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

Every March, the company hosts an event like “Women Inspiring Women” in recognition of Women’s History Month.  It gives us an opportunity to show our appreciation to local women who make a difference in the Las Vegas community. These women regularly donate their own time and money to support those in need, so it is our privilege to serve them some good food and good wine while providing them with great entertainment.
But we host this event for another reason, as well: to help organizations that uplift women and girls. During “Women Inspiring Women,” The MGM Resorts Foundation donated $20,000 to Safe Nest, a nonprofit that helps battered women and children. The donation was funded by another Foundation event, the Women’s Leadership Conference.

 

 

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Is There a Role for CROs in the Employee Benefits Realm?

Kevin Lynch, Ph.D.
Leadership Executive-in-Residence
Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University

Last year, I was asked to be a judge for the 2013 Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security contest, co-sponsored by The Build Network. This experience got me thinking about the role of the Chief Responsibility Officer in an organization’s selection and implementation of employee benefits.

 

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Complex Dynamics Moving Supply Chain Concerns Front and Center


Art Stewart
Vice President, Corporate Development, Management Consulting Firm
Research Fellow, Center for Business Ethics - Bentley University

A variety of factors are changing how organizations view – and calculate – risk, especially regarding competitiveness and business continuity. The concerns range from high capital requirements and lagging utilization rates, volatile energy costs, and expanding global distribution networks to capacity shortfalls, inadequate responses to product demand, infrastructure limitations, security concerns, and complex supply chain integration requirements.

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Giving Kids the Right Start with Science and Math

Doris B. González
Director of Corporate Citizenship
IBM Corporation

Studies have shown that early exposure to mathematics and science lead to educational success in later years. When children are engaged in rich learning activities that foster key math, science and language skills in a fun and interactive way – sometimes not even being aware of how much they are learning in the process – the results can be magical. Since 1998, IBM’s KidSmart Early Learning Program has helped educators incorporate technology into early learning classrooms with innovative teaching activities that make learning fun. KidSmart helps teachers foster in young children a love of math, science, reading, and working collaboratively that will be essential to their continued success.

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CUNY Childcare Helps Kids Get Ahead in Math and Science

Doris B. González
Director of Corporate Citizenship
IBM

IBM Corporation IBM’s donation of 45 Young Explorer™ computer learning centers to the Early Childhood Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and 13 additional City University of New York (CUNY) campus child care centers is helping 3- to 7-year olds get a leg up on math and science while their parents complete their college degrees. The CUNY grant is part of IBM’s $4.3 million initiative to provide more than 1,700 computer learning centers and teaching curricula to schools and nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide services to disadvantaged students.

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Practicing Citizenship: Being Essential to the Community and IBM

Doris B. González
Director of Corporate Citizenship
IBM Corporation

The practice of corporate citizenship can take varying forms at different organizations. At IBM, corporate citizenship is fully integrated into the company’s overall business strategy. This integration enables IBM – and IBMers – to affect meaningful and sustainable change for our citizenship clients. In the first of a series of articles on the practice of corporate citizenship, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Director for the Americas Doris González outlines the critical role of the corporate citizenship manager as influencer, partner and IBM brand ambassador to public and private sector entities working to build

 

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Black History Month

Jim Murren, Chair of the CROA
Chairman and CEO
MGM Resorts International

Black History Month is a chance to recognize and honor the contributions made by African Americans throughout our nation’s history.

At MGM Resorts, our Diversity & Inclusion program was the first in our sector and it was borne out of the realization that we weren’t doing enough in our young industry to be inclusive. In 2000, we pledged to embrace and promote what is happily becoming an incredibly diverse workforce. Today, about 64 percent of our 62,000 employees are representative of minority ethnicities. More than 50 percent are women.

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LEARN – NETWORK – ADVANCE


Allie Williams
Executive Director, CROA
Corporate Responsibility Officers Association

As my first year at the helm of the CROA comes to a close, I reflect on the engagement of those who are advancing the mission, vision and principles of this association: our staff, the board, our committees and of course, you…our members.

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The Hidden Price of Simplifying Sustainability: Rethinking How We Think about Sustainable Systems


Kevin Lynch, Ph.D.
Leadership Executive-in-Residence
Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University

A few years ago, I lead a strategic initiative for the ownership of a multi-tenant fifty story commercial building. Our goal was to be the first large-scale multi-tenant existing building to achieve LEED platinum status. We quickly learned that we could not achieve our goal without the cooperation of the tenants of the building.

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