October 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In honor of Pro Bono Week 2015, PYXERA Global and A Billion+ Change are partnering to host a LIVE 30-minute Twitter Chat, Pro Bono for The Global Goals, on Thursday, October 29th at 11 a.m., EST.
Pro bono is quickly becoming an approach for companies to address the Global Goals. During this chat, you’ll hear from pro bono pioneers like IBM and SAP to learn how they are mapping programs like the Corporate Service Corps and the Social Sabbatical with the Global Goals. You will also hear from IMPACT 2030, a private sector-led collaboration that is mobilizing corporate volunteers in support of the SDGs, and Monitor Institute, a part of Deloitte’s Social Impact practice, on the future of pro bono.
Join @citizenIBM, @sapcsr, @impact2030, @MntrInstitute, @PYXERAGlobal, and @ABillionPlus to learn how to move the SDGs forward through pro bono.
Can’t join the #PBW15 chat and want to continue the conversation? Join the Global Engagement Forum in-person on Nov. 10-11 in Washington D.C. or tune in here for the live broadcast on Nov 12, 10 a.m.– 1 p.m., ET.
Topics of this chat to include:
- How pro bono is changing to align with the Global Goals
- What SDGs are most exciting to address through pro bono & which ones are hardest
- Pro bono projects that impact multiple SDGs at one
Tips to get the most from #PBW15:
- Follow the main participants and #PBW15 hashtag.
- Use the #PBW15 hashtag on your chat comments.
- Share tweets you think your followers will appreciate.
- Follow interesting participants during and after the chat.
Rainer Stern will join #PBW15 through @sapcsr. Rainer is Global Vice President, Sales Acceleration and Leadership Programs at SAP. In his current role, Rainer is responsible for Global Sales Leadership Programs. He empowers SAP’s salesforce and leaders across all of the regions and countries where SAP has a presence.
In October 2014, Rainer participated in SAP’s Social Sabbatical in Bogotá, Colombia for four weeks. The Social Sabbatical is an innovative short-term assignment initiative to help solve business challenges for entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Rainer and his team provided in-depth pro bono business development support for a Colombian project called Seeds of Confidence.
IBM Corporate Service Corps (@citizenIBM)
Diane Melley, Vice President, Global Citizenship Initiatives in IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, has leadership responsibility over the IBM services grant portfolio globally, which includes offerings for not-for-profits, schools and government organizations. Diane led the IBM Centennial Celebration of Service in 2011 when IBM had over 300,000 volunteers in 120 countries participate.
Diane also leads On Demand Community, IBM’s global strategic initiative to support employee and retiree volunteer efforts worldwide. On Demand Community is utilized by IBM employees and retirees in over 120 countries, and reflects 14 million hours of IBM community volunteer efforts.
IMPACT 2030 is the only business-led effort designed to marshal the power of employee volunteer investments to advance the achievement of the Global Goals. The IMPACT 2030 coalition convenes leaders from corporations, the United Nations, governments, civil society, academia, and philanthropic organizations from around the world. At the end of IMPACT 2030’s 15-year charter, the coalition will leave existing and new organizations with advanced tools to engage employees in volunteer work, measure the impact of volunteer efforts, and promote the power of employee volunteers to change the world.
Deloitte Social Impact Practice: Monitor Institute (@MntrInstitute)
Megan Schumann, Senior Consultant with Monitor Institute, part of Deloitte Consulting’s Social Impact practice, will join the #PBW15 chat. Monitor Institute surfaces and spreads best practices in public problem solving and pioneers next practices – breakthrough approaches to addressing social and environmental challenges. It partners with mission-driven organizations and their leaders, to help them make the hard choices and take the necessary actions to reach a new level of impact. The Monitor Institute approach marries strategy, networks, social innovation and human systems with the fundamentals of professional advisory services – effective project management, skilled facilitation and well-timed intervention.
PYXERA Global (@PYXERAGlobal)
PYXERA Global is hosting a series of events to bring the Global Goals to life, including The Global Engagement Forum, #SDGforum, November 10-12, 2015.
For more than 25 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals. Among key initiatives is a partnership with the USAID Global Health Fellows Program II to strengthen programming to attract and align corporate global health champions to improve public health worldwide.
A Billion+ Change (@ABillionPlus)
The vision of A Billion + Change is to transform business culture so that all companies in America will respond to the needs of their community and unleash the talent and expertise of their people in pro bono and skills-based service.
In less than two years, the campaign inspired the largest commitment of pro bono service in history with more than 500 companies delivering over $2 billion worth of skills-based and pro bono volunteer service to help nonprofits address critical community needs.
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