Stories from people leading corporate social responsibility at the world’s biggest companies.

The CSR Board is celebrating one year of incredible conversations

The CSR Board is officially one year old! That milestone is a huge testament to the valuable conversations our members are having every day. Over the last year, this community has welcomed 263 corporate social responsibility leaders from 93(!) major companies across the country. That makes the CSR Board one of the largest and fastest-growing… Read More >

Building employee giving programs for scale: How C.H. Robinson’s Jessy Annoni expanded their Robinson Cares program across 70 of their global offices

In 1999, C.H. Robinson launched their first-ever annual giving campaign, Robinson Cares, at their corporate headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN. According to Community Relations Program Manager Jessy Annoni, over the years it’s become a point of employee pride — and that all started four years ago when Jessy and her team spearheaded a major expansion… Read More >

We’re closing our first CSR Board Council!

In less than a year, the CSR Board has rapidly grown from 25 to 94 memberships. Every day, our 268 Board Members — all senior corporate social responsibility leaders at major brands — are having conversations they can’t have anywhere else, in total confidentiality, with absolutely no vendors. We’re so proud of all our incredible… Read More >


Making an impact: The Allstate Foundation’s Ellen Lisak shares an inside look into their 15-year commitment to ending domestic violence — which has helped over two-million survivors to date

In 2005, The Allstate Foundation conducted stakeholder research to identify some of the most pressing (and underfunded) issues facing society at the time. According to Senior Corporate Relations Manager and Program Officer Ellen Lisak, The Allstate Foundation Trustees saw the statistics around the domestic violence epidemic which includes one in four women will experience domestic… Read More >

Powerful partnerships: How Expedia’s Katherine Cheng partnered with UNESCO to develop and launch the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge in Thailand

Two years ago, Expedia Head of Global and Community Impact, Katherine Cheng began the search for a partner to help them execute a program that could promote more responsible travel and educate local hotels and tourism businesses to operate more sustainably. “We wanted to provide information and education to help people make the best, most… Read More >

The Shortlist: Northwestern Mutual, Verizon, Exelon, and more

Northwestern Mutual recently joined the CSR Board! Their membership will be led by Senior Director of Strategic Philanthropy Audra Brennan. CSR Board Members >> Liberty Mutual Insurance announced a $1-million foundation grant partnership with the Museum of African American History to support equity and civil rights programs. Foundation President Melissa MacDonnell discussed how their investment… Read More >

The Shortlist: JPMorgan Chase, P&G, Johnson Controls, and more

ON Semiconductor recently released their seventh-annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which outlines their efforts to transparently communicate their social responsibility work with stakeholders. ON Semiconductor >> David Etzwiler, Chief Executive Officer of the Siemens Foundation, discussed how their annual Possibility Grant Sweepstakes helps connect students to STEM education opportunities and announced the winner of this… Read More >

The Shortlist: T. Rowe Price, Fifth Third Bank, CVS Health, and more

T. Rowe Price, Lam Research, and Aptiv recently joined the CSR Board! Their memberships will be led by Assistant Vice President and Manager of Corporate Responsibility Watikqua Lange, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Jami Haaning, and Vice President of Investor Relations Elena Rosman, respectively. CSR Board Members >> The Vertex Foundation committed $4 million to support… Read More >

The Shortlist: Adtalem Global Education, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, and more

Adtalem Global Education recently joined the CSR Board! Their membership will be led by Vice President of Government Relations and Sustainability Pamela Murphy. CSR Board Members >> PNC Financial Services is committing more than $1 billion to community development financing and charitable support to help end systemic racism across the country. 3BL Media >> Takeda… Read More >

The Shortlist: Farmers Insurance, Wells Fargo, Samsung, and more

Farmers Insurance recently joined the CSR Board! Their membership will be led by Director of Corporate Citizenship and Workplace Transformation Ally Saad. CSR Board Members >> Albertsons Companies committed $5 million to support social justice organizations currently fighting for equality, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Urban League, and local organizations… Read More >