Insights on issues, emerging trends and best practices in the corporate responsibility (CR) landscape

PwC and NBA Teams’ “Trees for Threes” Community Program Scores Impact for More than Environment

September 24, 2014
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By Kate Gilliatt and Jennifer Hennessey, PwC US Geographic Marketing Leaders If you’ve been to a Dallas Mavericks, NY Knicks, Brooklyn Nets or Cleveland Cavaliers home game recently, you’ve probably heard of “Trees for Threes.” The program brings together PwC and the NBA teams in a unique effort to make a difference in local communities. […]

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Advancing Past Average: PISA’s Financial Literacy Assessment Shows United States Has a Long Way to Go

August 26, 2014
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by Shannon Schuyler “Average is not good enough.” I couldn’t agree more with that statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about financial literacy. Yet average is what the United States is, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment’s (PISA) recently released financial literacy data. The PISA results show that, despite significant U.S. […]

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The Earth is resilient. But is your organization?

July 16, 2014

by Jeff Senne, PwC US Corporate Responsibility Strategy and Implementation Leader The Earth is resilient and will be just fine. But here’s what I ask myself: How resilient are we? Will we as a species continue to thrive in the face of some of the threats we face? What about our institutions — are they […]

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Increasing our Impact: Examining Financial Education Efforts through a Diversity Lens Makes a Difference

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By Shannon Schuyler, PwC US Principal and Corporate Responsibility Leader Innovation is the watchword in business.  In a recent survey by PwC, business leaders said that growth depends on being ready to rethink everything from products and services to business and operating models.  This holds true for corporate responsibility (CR) as well.  A company fully […]

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CR Reporting: Why it’s worth the work

March 26, 2014

By Julie Bogas, PwC US Sustainable Business Solutions Director and Maryann Holsberg, PwC US Corporate Responsibility Director It takes a ‘village’ to issue a Corporate Responsibility report.  And creativity.  And patience.  And perseverance.  But it’s worth it.  We’re here to say that more organizations should view this effort as a valued investment, rather than a […]

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Don’t ask millennials to participate in traditional check-the-box employee giving campaigns

February 5, 2014

By Heather Lofkin Wright, PwC US Director of Community Service As the US Director of Community Service for PwC, my goal is to create meaningful ways for people to give back; opportunities that make them feel good about their contribution while making an impact in the community and shaping the story of the collective generosity […]

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Let the voice of the “giver” be heard

December 19, 2013

By Rebecca Caplan, PwC Charitable Foundation Director It’s the holidays.  And as usual, there is no shortage of opportunity for charitable giving – from adding an extra dollar to the red pot on the corner to buying from a retailer’s “buy one give one” sale –‘tis the season for philanthropy and demonstrating ‘goodwill to all.’  […]

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Making CR Tangible for Our People: Data Analytics

December 11, 2013

By Lane H. Jost, PwC US Corporate Responsibility Manager According to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), by the end of 2011, 95% of the world’s 250 largest firms were disclosing their Corporate Responsibility (CR) or sustainability performance.  As CR continues to rise in strategic significance in the US and across the globe, so does the […]

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Inspiring employee engagement through communications

November 21, 2013

By Jodi Singer, PwC US Corporate Responsibility Communications Director On November 2, I joined 15,000 other people at a Philadelphia charity walk to raise money for children and adults with special needs. As captain of “Team Inspiration,” I rallied 40+ team members to raise almost $12,000 for a cause near and dear to my heart.  […]

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CR from the Ground Up: Why No Idea is Too Small

November 13, 2013

By Heather Meloy, PwC US Corporate Responsibility Senior Associate A few months after joining PwC in 2007, our Chairman sent a firm-wide communication about PwC’s corporate responsibility commitments. I loved that PwC clearly cared about the impact we make in our communities beyond financial giving. But I felt like the efforts weren’t “real” in ways […]

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