Surprising Ways Companies Are Doing Good through Investing
The Social Impact Show
by Benevity
2w ago
In today's episode, you'll learn about impact investing and how it aligns a company's financial activities with their social mission. We explore real-world examples of how corporations are using things like pension funds, cash reserves, and more to drive meaningful change through their investments. Annie Seelaus, CEO of Seelaus, shares innovative ways businesses are putting impact investing on their radar, including money market funds that donate revenue to nonprofits and short-duration portfolios funding analyst training programs. Timestamp of our discussion: 0:44 - What is impact invest ..read more
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Does your CSR or social impact program work? Strategies for measurement in 2024
The Social Impact Show
by Benevity
1M ago
In today's episode, you'll learn about the current state of social impact measurement and how to connect your social impact goals with company goals. We chat with Carole Cone, who is the Founder of EpiQ and a pioneer in the social impact industry for 40 years. We explore what are employee expectation of purpose and how purpose should be measured by its impact on employees. Timestamp of our conversation: 0:48 - Current State of Social Impact Measurement  4:21 - How do you connect social impact goals to business goals? 11:36 - The evolution of social impact measurement  14:11 - Set mea ..read more
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Creating Social Impact Beyond Conventional Means: A New Approach to Corporate Gifting
The Social Impact Show
by Benevity
1M ago
In today's episode, you'll learn how to create social impact outside of the conventional means through corporate gifting. We chat with Peter Dietz, Co-founder of Unwrap It and a B Corp entrepreneur, who shares his guiding principle for creating social impact and how it can be applied in various business decisions. Peter also discusses how Unwrap It helps companies identify hidden opportunities for creating social impact and how it aids in reducing carbon emissions. Timestamp of our discussion: 0:59 - Guiding principle that inspires social impact creation 2:27 - Bringing social impact goals and ..read more
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Mastering Video Storytelling for Social Impact: How to Leverage Video Content for CSR
The Social Impact Show
by Benevity
2M ago
In today's episode, you'll learn how video storytelling can amplify your Corporate Social Responsibility and social impact programs. We chat with Tamika Bickham, CEO and Creative Director of TB Media Group, to discuss the power of authentic storytelling and how it can foster emotional connections with your audience. We explore the types of stories that resonate most, the role of authenticity, and how to leverage video content across various platforms. We also review valuable tips on involving employees in your storytelling efforts and how to adapt your content for different audiences.   T ..read more
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Unlocking the Power of Employee Resource Groups: Strategies and Tactics
The Social Impact Show
by Benevity
3M ago
In today's episode, you'll learn about the power and potential of ERG (Employee Resource Groups) discussion groups. We chat with Tiffany Huard, a leader in the ERG discussion group space, to delve into the benefits, challenges, and solutions associated with these groups. We explore how to drive engagement, prevent burnout, and create a successful ERG program. Timestamp of our discussion: 1:28 - Who participates in these discussion groups? 1:58 - How do you get members?  3:14 - What takes place in an ERG Discussion Group? 4:48 - What are the outcomes of discussion group? How do member ..read more
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The Evolution and Future of Corporate Volunteering in 2024
The Social Impact Show
by Benevity
3M ago
In today's video, you'll learn about the evolution and future of corporate volunteering. We chat with with Sona Khosla, Chief Impact Officer at Benevity, to discuss how the definition of volunteering has changed, especially in the wake of the pandemic. We explore how companies can leverage these changes to create more inclusive and impactful programs. We look at insights from Benevity's research on the state of corporate volunteering, revealing surprising statistics and trends that can help social impact professionals enhance their CSR strategies. Timestamp of our conversation: 0:56 - State of ..read more
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The Evolving Landscape of Grantmaking and Community Investment
The Social Impact Show
by Benevity
4M ago
In today’s episode, you’ll learn about the incredible work and impact of the Z Zurich Foundation. We sit down with Emelie Jutblad, the Head of Finance, Impact and Operations, and Dirk Gawronska, Digital Transformation Lead at Z Zurich Foundation. They share their journey from a local charity to a globally recognised organisation, transforming the lives of nearly 11 million people. They delve into their key focus areas - adapting to climate change, improving mental well-being, enabling social equity, and responding to crisis. They also share inspiring stories of employees making a difference an ..read more
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Bridging the Public-Private Divide: Partnerships for Disaster Philanthropy
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by Benevity
4M ago
In today's episode, you'll learn about the pivotal role of the private sector in global disaster response and the importance of public-private collaboration. We explore how corporations provide immediate relief aid while also focusing on pre-disaster preparedness and long-term reconstruction.  Andrew Jones, a Senior Researcher at The Conference Board, highlights that the number of natural disasters is rising globally. As climate change intensifies, over 90% of major firms expect disasters to become more frequent and extreme in the coming years. Corporations now supply around 40% of philan ..read more
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Enhancing Your Corporate Citizenship Reporting
The Social Impact Show
by Benevity
4M ago
In today's video, you'll learn about the importance and intricacies of measuring and reporting corporate citizenship. We chat with Andrew Jones, a senior researcher at the Conference Board, to discuss the challenges of quantifying philanthropic efforts, the art of societal outcome measurement, and the power of storytelling in conveying your company's social impact. We delve into the current state of corporate reporting on philanthropy and CSR, and offer practical advice on how to effectively measure outcomes and enhance your storytelling. Timestamp of our discussion: 1:03 - What does “measurin ..read more
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DEI, CSR, ERGs and the Path to Inclusive Workplaces
The Social Impact Show
by Benevity
4M ago
In today’s episode, you’ll learn about the compelling role of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in shaping the future of the workplace. We sit down with Catherine Longhi, a renowned DEI consultant, to discuss how companies can create an inclusive work environment and drive social impact. Catherine shares her insights on the importance of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), the power of DEI in attracting and retaining talent, and how technology can help foster inclusion in a remote work setting. Tune in to discover how you can leverage DEI strategies to make your workplace a better place for ..read more
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