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Corporate Social Responsibility Council

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The world is changing, and fast. Society’s impression of business has evolved significantly in recent years. Stakeholders are demanding greater transparency and accountability of actions. Employees want to work for responsible companies. The Corporate Social Responsibility Council helps members better navigate the relationship between business and society while advancing the practice of corporate citizenship and philanthropy by underscoring its value to corporations and society. In our candid and confidential meetings, we educate each other on the latest trends and identify key industry issues. Discussions include:

  • ESG/CSR Measurement and Reporting
  • Shared Value
  • Urban Issues and CSR Opportunities
  • Sustainable Development Goals                                                                                                                   

This Council includes representatives from some of the best-known and best-run companies in the United States and around the world. Council members also have the opportunity to visit the communities, campuses, and nonprofit organizations that benefit from their actions and are critical to business success

  • AT&T
  • AbbVie Inc.
  • Altria Client Services
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • American Express
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cargill
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Coca-Cola Company, The
  • Con Edison
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Deere & Company
  • Deloitte Services LP
  • Dow Chemical Company, The
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • Emerson
  • Entergy Corporation
  • FedEx Corporation
  • HCA Healthcare
  • Henry Schein
  • Home Depot Inc.
  • JUUL Labs
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • Medtronic Foundation
  • Merck
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter
  • New York Life Insurance Foundation
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Prudential Financial Inc.
  • PwC
  • Raytheon Company
  • Rite Aid Corporation
  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Siemens Corporation
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
  • TIAA
  • Target
  • The UPS Foundation
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • Truist
  • UBS Investment Bank
  • Under Armour, Inc.
  • United Airlines
  • Walmart
  • Walt Disney Company, The

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

The Contributions Council is unique in ensuring that members develop an engaged relationship with one another. That plus the trusting and confidential nature of our discussions allows us to share really valuable and meaningful information with one another. Even as a relatively new member, I have found this group to be consistently helpful and supportive of my ability to do my job well.

Wendy Ramage Hawkins, Intel Corporation

Senior-most executive with day to day strategic responsibility for their company’s ESG, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy program. Membership is by invitation only.

Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman

Institute Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, ESG Center
The Conference Board
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Tony Tapia

Tony Tapia

Program Director, Philanthropy & Engagement Council
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Our Mission

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Why join the Corporate Social Responsibility Council?

My CSR Council meetings have been transformative in helping me create an organizational strategy for an employee hardship effort. My council colleagues made time to chat with me and my team, bringing along their legal counterparts to answer questions from my legal team.

At meetings, we heard presentations from experts in the field, and a council member even hosted my team for an on-site visit with their hardship team so they could see the work real-time and better understand the process and the staffing required. The Council creates an environment that allows for a free flow of ideas so that we can all serve our employees and communities in the best possible way.

My team and I never could have moved as fast as we did and been so prepared in the process if it wasn’t for the connections and willingness to collaborate of my Council peers.

Nicole Anderson, President, AT&T Foundation

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