Executive Director Report (May 2014)
Corporate Responsibility Association
Executive Director Report - May 2014
I have some exciting news and want to mention a few important reminders in my report this month. First and foremost – we have changed the name of the association. Not dramatically, but changed nonetheless. We have officially become the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA). You may also hear us referred to as the CR Association. This change has taken some time, as we made sure to go through the full legal process of IRS name change policies. I certainly didn’t want to jeopardize the 501(c)(3) status we carry. Thanks to those involved, especially Lisa Mostoller, CFO of SharedXpertise, for making this happen.
WEBINAR: What Makes a Good Corporate Citizen?
What Makes a Good Corporate Citizen? – Analyzing the Results of the 12th Annual CR Corporate Citizenship Rankings
Each year Corporate Responsibility Magazine publishes its annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List and the Black List of the world’s least transparent companies. In this exclusive webinar, CR’s research team will break down the methodology, rankings, and data for you so you can understand:
- The driving philosophy behind Corporate Citizenship
- How companies get on the lists and what data elements matter most in calculating the rankings
- What lessons companies and their stakeholders can take from the rankings
- How companies can improve their corporate citizenship practices
It will conclude with a panel discussion among several representatives from the Top 10 Corporate Citizens:
- Stanley S. Litow, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs & President, IBM International Foundation
- Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President, Global Social Innovation, Hewlett-Packard Company
- Jennifer Mattes, Director, Global Public Affairs, Johnson Controls, Inc.
- Keith J. Miller, Manager, Environmental Initiatives and Sustainability, 3M
Celebrating Corporate Citizenship Forum – WEBCAST
Celebrating Corporate Citizenship Forum: The 12th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens Announcement & Discussion
On March 2nd the world’s leaders in corporate citizenship gathered at the New York Stock Exchange to share insights, explore the data, and debate the future of corporate responsibility. At this invitation-only event, these leaders got sneak peaks and in-depth analysis of the latest research coming out of MIT, the Harvard Business School, and CR Magazine.
If you couldn’t be there in person, register now to hear:
- MIT Sloan Management Review’s Editor-in-Chief Michael S. Hopkins and Boston Consulting Group’s Senior Partner present research on the adoption of sustainability practices by the world’s leading companies.
- Harvard Business School professor and leading strategy guru Michael S. Porter share findings on Creating Shared Value, recently published in the Harvard Business Review.
- A panel discussion on Changing the Competitive Equation: Sustainability as Competitive Advantage with the heads of corporate responsibility and sustainability from Accenture, Campbell Soup, ConAgra, Dupont, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Owens Corning, and Verizon.
- Announcement of the 12th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List™.
Register now to view the event on video!