While 93% of chief executives around the world say that sustainability is “critical to the future success of their companies,” putting such vision into practice can be challenging. How can strong vision in the C-suite be implemented by the entire workforce? And conversely, how can green leaders in the workforce get executives to make sustainable changes?
In the meantime, climate change, biodiversity loss, pervasive chemical use and other environmental issues are threatening our future on this planet. We at EarthShare believe these challenges can only be addressed if nonprofits reach out to companies and their workforces - and vice versa - to form alliances aimed at solving these and other societal issues.
We’ve seen these alliances in action at EarthShare. Thanks to thousands of workplace donors across the country, EarthShare supports nonprofit organizations focusing on issues that range from providing efficiency upgrades for buildings, to building new parks and protecting existing ones, to working for cleaner air and water in our towns and cities. Companies with a sustainability vision attract employees and investors, reduce risk and engage customers better. Employees increasingly want to know that workplace values align with their own and that their work is doing good for their communities and the planet.
Part of our job is to develop, facilitate and support these private-public-nonprofit sector partnerships. That’s why EarthShare is a proud co-sponsor and participant in the 12th Annual Charities @ Work Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship, being held from April 2-4 in New York City. The Annual Charities @ Work Summit is one of the country’s leading conferences on employee engagement. Attendees include Fortune 500 companies across all sectors of business, each with philanthropic and employee engagement programs of varying sizes and a desire to collaborate on best practices.
Speakers will include CSR and other experts, all of whom will focus on discussing ways to produce better companies, better communities, and a better world. Are you a manager who wants to find out how charitable connections can enhance your company’s mission? Request an invitation to the Charities @ Work conference here.