Recently I interviewed the Vice President of Public Social Responsibility at Allstate, Vicky Dinges (pictured below). We talked about why domestic violence is a cornerstone of the Allstate Foundation and how this issue is a reflection of Allstate's core mission.
Throughout the world, people are realizing the blessings and curses of living longer lives. So it is with economies as well. Based on recent estimates, the median age in many countries will have risen by over 15 years from 1980 to 2050.
[Editor's Note: This topic is the theme of our International Women's Day Event on March 8 at the United Nations, titled "The Role of Business in Empowering Women" (tweetchat: #CSRwomen).
A trip through Liberia, West Africa led two women to co-found the Adventure Project, a nonprofit organization that seeks to end extreme poverty in this lifetime by increasing investments in effective social ventures.
The United States is different today than before the recession, facing new economic and social challenges. To succeed in these trying times, Americans need effective local, state, and national leaders – something in increasingly short supply.
If you have ever traveled to Haiti, you know as well as I do there is one defining characteristic that you can’t miss: the entrepreneurial spirit that the Haitian people possess everywhere you go.
This is going to be a difficult year on a number of fronts for the corporate social responsibility field. The presidential election campaign season will undoubtedly have various squalls and arguments that will have some kind of CSR dimension. The Eurocrisis could have a number of ripple effects.
A recent survey commissioned by Zipcar, the company built on shared rides sprinkled across cityscapes, dramatically shows how differently Millennials (those aged 13-34 years) relate to business and the economy.