Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Juliana Deans, Manager, Corporate Responsibility
Silicon Valley Community Foundation congratulates the 2016 Civic 50 winners! The Civic 50 represents the 50 most community-minded companies in America as determined by an annual survey from The Points of Light. The initiative was founded by the National Conference on Citizenship. This survey includes public and private companies with revenues of $1B or more and the winners were selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program:
Investment: How extensively and strategically does the company apply its resources to community engagement in the U.S., including volunteering, cash, in-kind giving and leadership?
Integration: How does a company’s U.S.-based community engagement program support business interests, integrate into its business functions and, “do well by doing good”?
Institutionalization: How can the company support its U.S. community engagement programs through its institutional policies, systems and incentives?
Impact: How does the company measure both the social and business impact of its U.S. community engagement program?
Highlights from this year’s data show that community involvement is not about, “writing a check”, but rather about becoming transformational partners in finding solutions to our communities’ most pressing problems and accelerating change and impact. These companies do not view community involvement as an episodic break from their workdays—instead it is interwoven into the very fabric of their corporate cultures and day-to-day business operations. Download the Civic 50 report for the full conversation.
We are especially pleased to spot our corporate partners who made this stellar list: AbbVie, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Alcoa, Deloitte, Hewlett Packard (HPI & HPE) (Technology Sector Leader), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (Utilities Sector Leader), SAP, and Symantec Corporation. Congratulations to these outstanding companies and to all the Civic 50 for making communities the centerpiece of a more enduring and sustainable business model!
Interested in learning more and taking the 2017 Civic 50 survey? Click here to sign up for learning webinars and be notified when the survey launches on October 1.
And, we encourage companies to apply for SVCF’s CR Impact Awards where we will honor five companies and individuals for their outstanding leadership and achievements in corporate responsibility. Nominations are open now through July 31.
For more information on how SVCF can help your community impact strategies and programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.