Since the first day that I started working in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the late 1980’s – under the wise tutelage of Reynold Levy, then president of the AT&T Foundation – I both learned and asserted that the purpose of any good corporate philanthropy or CSR program was to find the intersection between societal needs and the business interests of the company and to create real impact for both -- paying attention to a company’s various stakeholders and conducting your business in a responsible manner with an eye on the long-term value for business and society.
In a recent New York Timesop-ed piece entitled, “Corporations Will Inherit the Earth,” Frank Bruni muses about the role of corporations in society at a time that the federal government is -- to use his phrase -- “a bumbling klutz.” Bruni asserts, “It can’t manage health care. It can’t master infrastructure. It can’t fund itself for more than tiny increments of time.
NEW YORK, February 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - American Express Company is one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.
“It seems to be easier to win the game when you care about the game.”
The morning after the Super Bowl seems an appropriate time to write about the game, but it’s not actually the game of football that I’m interested in. It’s the game of business and what it takes to win in 2018.
Membership Doubles As Bloomberg Expands 2018 Gender-Equality Index to All Sectors
NEW YORK, January 22, 2018 – American Express today announced that it is one of over 100 companies from ten sectors to join the inaugural 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Launched today, the reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.
Kendra Carver is an American Express employee, a recent adoptive mother and an advocate for adoption benefits. Here she shares her family's story in a guest blog for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced today that Mary Schell, chief public affairs officer for The Wendy’s Company, has been elected as chair of its board of trustees. Todd Penegor, president and chief executive officer of The Wendy’s Company, has been elected vice chair.
Get your company recognized for your employee benefits.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption wants to recognize your company as a 2018 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace.
For 12 years, the Foundation has surveyed the nation’s employers to determine those that offer the best adoption benefits to families looking to expand through foster care adoption, private infant adoption and international adoption.
Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director of the Classical Theater of Harlem, is building bridges between young actors of color and local audiences. In this #AmexLeads LeaderStories short, Ty shares his transformative vision -- and what gets him going and helps him stay motivated. Find more at http://LeaderStories.org.
Since our founding, American Express has strived to be the world’s most respected service brand. Learn how this philosophy has shaped the way we support communities, engage our employees and protect our planet.