The Conference Board
Alex Parkinson is a Senior Researcher in the Marketing and Communications Center of The Conference Board. He specializes in corporate philanthropy and corporate communications, and is the Executive Editor of Giving Thoughts, a blog and online publication series in which The Conference Board engages corporate philanthropy experts in an open dialogue about topical issues of concern to member companies, and the Corporate Communications Institute blog and series. He is also the author of Making Sense of Social Impact Bonds for Companies, Better Together: Why a United Front Can Propel Diversity and Inclusion and Corporate Philanthropy in the United States and co-author of the annual benchmark reports Business Contributions to the Arts and Corporate Communications Practices.
Alex led the integration effort between the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) and The Conference Board when the two organizations came together in February 2016.
Before joining The Conference Board in September 2013, Alex worked as a senior consultant in London and New York for corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultancy Context. He has advised some of the world’s leading multinationals on CSR communications and strategy development. His clients included Bloomberg, Brown-Forman, BSkyB, Burt’s Bees, Cisco, HP, International Paper, PepsiCo, Roche, Standard Chartered, Syngenta, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Vodafone.
Alex holds a BSc in economics and international development from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.