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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.
Executive Director, CROA
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I am excited to report that the state of the association is strong. 2013 ended with a 50% increase in corporate memberships and engagement from the advisory board and standing committees remain outstanding. The advisory board came together in Mid-January to support the direction for 2014 and staff is eager to provide the benefits and services to drive the value for our members.
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Message from CROA Executive Director, Allie Williams
I’m writing today with an update on what I’ve been doing and what I have planned, along with the CROA’s board of trustees and advisory board, for the next few months.
In my first full quarter on the job, I have been spending time getting to know the association from the inside. I was able to join the entire CROA board at the most recent meeting hosted by Carolyn Kaplan in Washington, DC, and have spent time with each board member on the phone or in person while making some individual visits.
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We are all aware of the term, “environmental, social and governance” – also known as ESG. It describes the three central factors used in the investment community to measure the sustainability and ethical impact of an organization. Although the environmental and social elements are very familiar to the CR practitioner, we may struggle at times to appreciate “governance.”
Governance is defined as a “system by which an organization makes and implements decisions in pursuit of its objectives” (ISO 26000: 2010 – Guidance on Social Responsibility). The definition is broad. So how does governance work in our day-to-day activities within the organizations that each of us belong to?