CSR Matters Blog

Jan 05, 2017
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has been a hot topic in the philanthropic community, but how do foundations and corporations leverage their resources to alleviate social justice issues? There is still no silver bullet when it comes to widespread social change, but during my time at this year... Read More
Jan 03, 2017
“Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..."    President Barack... Read More
Dec 30, 2016
For the third consecutive year, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partnered with Northern California Grantmakers to host the Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI) on Thursday, Dec 1, 2016. The one-day learning and networking conference brought over 150 corporate responsibility and... Read More
Dec 30, 2016
This fall I attended Northern California Grantmakers’ New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century, a training for all who believe philanthropy can be a powerful lever for social change.”  This year’s Institute was hosted at the beautiful downtown San... Read More
Dec 16, 2016
Planning to expand your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program beyond North America, but do not know where to start?    The International CSR Resource Hub is for companies that are expanding into new regions and want to enrich their current CSR efforts by connecting with... Read More
Dec 12, 2016
A common theme I heard throughout 2016 at various corporate citizenship conferences is that Business has a compelling mission to serve as a powerful force for good around the world. From responding to global humanitarian and ecological crises, to creating 21st century jobs for vulnerable... Read More
Dec 08, 2016
Yahoo has been in the news a lot lately. The growing uncertainty about the future of Yahoo is something that Yahoo employees across the globe are grappling with on a daily basis. For the most part, people are keeping their heads down, doing good work and hoping for the best but while on the... Read More
Dec 05, 2016
According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in the beginning of year 2016, there was a shortage of $3.5 billion in funding available for the provision of even basic services for refugees. The Syrian refugee crisis, in particular, stayed at the center of many conferences and conversations... Read More
Dec 02, 2016
As we discussed in Part One of this Blog Series, it’s important to share a clear vision of your CSR programming with your executive stakeholders. In this post we will discuss the importance of taking a pragmatic approach as well. It is equally important to be clear, detailed, and factual... Read More
Nov 07, 2016
With the holiday season and end of 2016 fast approaching, companies and their employees often look to help others in need. Traditionally, these end-of-year campaigns range from organizing local canned food and toy drives, to promoting national programs like #GivingTuesday or raising... Read More