West Africa grows about two-thirds of the world’s supply of cocoa beans. More than two million cocoa farmers in West Africa and more than 10 million West Africans depend on cocoa for a significant portion of their livelihoods. Both climate change and shifts in demand have gravely impacted the industry in this region, creating the need for companies with operations in the region to invest in the long-term sustainability of local cocoa farmers.
Many of us take for granted the little things we can accomplish every day because we have the ability to see what is in front of us. Literally--we have eyesight. We move quickly and easily thanks to our vision.
Outside the rich discussions emerging from the general sessions, conference attendees and speakers alike were sharing, learning, and inspiring each other in the day’s many breakout sessions. Following are highlights from just a few of the sessions:
With 66 companies submitting videos and more than 60,000 participants casting votes, this year’s film festival resulted in a frenzy of activity over the last few weeks. Now the voting has closed and the results are in. The top ten videos are listed below. Each video is unique in its own right and touches on important issues within our communities. Congratulations to our top ten finalists!
The 2014 Corporate Citizenship Conference is an opportunity to hear from corporate citizenship leaders who have tackled similar issues in their companies. We will offer four sessions that will feature company case studies, focusing not only on successes but also on lessons learned.
Content is presented in a cohesive and contiguous manner and provides attendees with ample opportunity for participation with panelists. You won't want to miss these breakout sessions.
The Center for Corporate Citizenship, part of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, recently featured Eastman’s Green Leader® training programming.
Provided by Eastman’s Sustainability team in conjunction with SCGH, a third party organization, Green Leader® training is designed to educate employees on sustainability and global megatrends. The training also allows participants the opportunity to apply these trends to business objectives and discuss risks and opportunities throughout the two-day course.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is excited to announce the submission period for the sixth annual Film Festival is now open! This Film Festival is an opportunity to share your company’s journeys and successes around corporate citizenship. Don’t miss the chance to submit your video! Entry in the Film Festival provides your company a forum to inform your employees, customers and partners of your corporate citizenship efforts. Click here to submit your video today!
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship: Member Spotlight
Now entering its third year, the Skills-Based Volunteer Program at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) is focused on making high impact, long-term progressive change for select nonprofit partners. To meet this end, BCBSMA recognizes the importance of leveraging local talent when implementing an impactful corporate citizenship initiative. This talent forms the foundation of the Skills-Based Volunteer Program in which recruited employees are paired with local nonprofit organizations that have a need for their particular skills and experience.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., July 22 / 3BL Media/ - Leadership is critical to the advancement of good corporate citizenship within and beyond the boundaries of your company. You may be leading your company’s transition toward strategic integrated corporate citizenship; or you may be trying to take a specific component of your company’s corporate citizenship strategy to a new level. Regardless of where you are in the process we guarantee you have run into some complications along the way. Below are just some of the issues we found leaders with corporate citizenship responsibilities encounter: