Kelly Eisenhardt

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6 years 3 weeks ago

Interview with Renee Christoff, VP, T. Rowe Price, and Head, Corporate Social Responsibility 

To have the biggest impact companies need to invest in the communities in which they operate. T. Rowe Price believes Baltimore is worth the investment.

Renee Christoff heads T. Rowe Price’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, focusing on strategic, effective, and impactful ways for the firm and its associates to engage in the community. She oversees the corporation's volunteerism, sponsorships, environmental...

6 years 1 month ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Providing safe and vetted volunteer resources is important for today’s nonprofits and the people they serve. Verified Volunteers was founded three years ago with the goal of transforming the screening process for America’s nonprofits. 

Tom Klein, Executive Director of Verified Volunteers, leads the organization’s mission to propel service organizations and nonprofits by empowering volunteers. Prior to launching Verified Volunteers, Tom handled acquisition and business development...

6 years 1 month ago

Interview with Freya Williams, author, "Green Giants"

There are nine corporations that make over $1 billion in annual revenues from products or services with sustainability or social good at their core. These companies are known as the Green Giants.

Freya Williams is North America CEO of Futerra, a global sustainability communications and consulting firm whose clients include Danone, SAB Miller, Estee Lauder, AXA Insurance and Unilever.  Her longstanding career as advisor to such companies, in addition to her work with the United Nations, has helped provide insights for her new book, GREEN GIANTS:...

6 years 3 months ago

Preventing the destruction of natural forests is a top priority for Asia Pulp and Paper. The company has engaged NGOs, government officials, and local communities to assist in their efforts to build comprehensive programs and zero deforestation policies. In 2014, APP worked with the Rainforest Alliance to perform an assessment on their programs to measure the progress that has been made since original targets for sustainable operations were set. The assessment supplied a “moderate” rating on the company's progress and provided feedback on key issues that the Alliance thought needed to be addressed. Many in the media took this as an...

6 years 4 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Recently, I had the opportunity to accompany the sustainability team from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) on a tour of their offices, research and development center, and pulp and paper plants in Jakarta, Indonesia and Jambi, Sumatra. One of the most impassioned parts of the trip was getting the chance to see philanthropy and community care in action through APP’s support of the Floating Doctors program in a remote village upstream of the plant.

APP sponsors a mobile medical clinic for workers, their families, and their communities in the remote villages along the river way in Jambi Province, Sumatra....