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Corporate Social Responsibility Council

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Corporate Citizenship professionals have long served as a bridge between the company and communities with one foot in the company and one foot in the community. Core issues such as education, economic opportunity, health and food access and disaster response and mitigation are key components of many corporate responsibility portfolios. For many years, Corporate Citizenship professionals have worked hard internally to advance their work and attract the businesses focus and resources to accelerate social impact.

2020/21 presented unprecedented events including a global pandemic, an economic crisis, on top of challenges and issues we were already facing such as racial injustices. This Council provides essential resources for members to advance ideas and programs and bring together employees, the C-Suite, community and resources in new ways by navigating and shaping the new normal(s).

In our candid and confidential meetings, we hear from leading experts and educate each other on the latest trends and identify key industry issues. We help members advance the practice of corporate citizenship and philanthropy by underscoring its value to corporations and society. Discussions include:

  • How do corporate citizenship professionals take advantage of the unprecedented opportunity to help their companies develop and implement a broad strategy to address social problems and better support the communities they serve?
  • How to manage CSR portfolios (make strategic pivots, stay the course, go to what is authentic) during social uncertainty/how to lead during uncertainty
  • What is being accelerated? What is no longer relevant?
  • ESG lens on what investors are looking for now in light of COVID, civic unrest, etc.
  • COVID-19 response (and crisis response in general) and how consumers respond to your brand, build brand loyalty
  • How to achieve systemic change via corporate citizenship and philanthropy
  • ESG/CSR measurement and reporting
  • Value creation for both company and society
  • Sustainable development goals

This Council includes corporate citizenship leaders of Fortune 100 companies and representatives from some of the best-known and best-run companies in the United States and around the world. Join your colleagues in leading the corporate citizenship dialogue and action to new levels.

  • AT&T
  • Altria Client Services
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • American Express
  • American Honda North America
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CarMax
  • Cargill
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Coca-Cola Company, The
  • Con Edison
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Deere & Company
  • Deloitte Services LP
  • Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • Entergy Corporation
  • FedEx Corporation
  • HCA Healthcare
  • Henry Schein
  • Home Depot Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG LLP
  • 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
  • Prudential Financial Inc.
  • PwC
  • Raytheon Company
  • Rite Aid Corporation
  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Shell
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • T-Mobile USA Inc.
  • T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
  • TIAA
  • Target
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • UBS Investment Bank
  • Under Armour, Inc.
  • 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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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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