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2017

IBM wins Corporate Citizenship Award from Chief Executive Magazine

Chief Executive | Jan 12, 2017

On January 12, at an event in New York City, Chief Executive honored companies for their corporate citizenship efforts. These were specific projects and programs that went well beyond writing a check to meaningfully improving communities, while remaining integral to their firm’s mission and goals. Many of the programs included substantial CEO involvement.

Winners of the 2017 program were selected by size—small, medium or large—within 10 categories.

DNA of Engagement report by The Conference Board features CSC

The Conference Board | Mar 02, 2017

NEW YORK, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing body of research has shown the crucial role employee engagement plays in the success of work units, departments, companies, and entire economies. In the U.S. alone, disengaged employees cost organizations an estimated $450–550 billion each year. Worldwide, study after study has found no more than a third of employees are truly engaged at work, with the rest either neutral or, worse, actively disengaged. Behind this impasse lies a critical piece of the engagement puzzle that organizations often overlook: the role and responsibility of individual workers.

‘Let Girls Learn’ Brings Education Tech to Rural Ghana

Aida Akl, Voice of America | Apr 14, 2017

More than 62 million girls around the world are not attending school. But through the U.S. government’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative, a multilateral effort is putting education technology and a future at their fingertips.

In parts of the developing world, girls are expected to do house chores, care for siblings, and fetch water. But they are last in line after their brothers to get an education, if at all. And if they are lucky enough to go to school, they sometimes are shut out.

Yale study on CSC focus of Aspen Institute Case Competition

Trisha King, Aspen Institute | May 3, 2017

MBA students win nearly $35,000 in scholarship money by tackling business challenges at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive impact.

New York, NY, May 3, 2017 – Eighteen MBA students – selected from close to 1,000 worldwide – have won a share of nearly $35,000 in scholarship money by tackling a real-life business challenge at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social and environmental impact.