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ContributorsLeela StakeLeela is a director who helps businesses innovate, collaborate and communicate to be more successful. She’s based in San Francisco, has worked in six Asian countries and is interested in the relationship between long-term business success and community prosperity.Laura PalantoneLaura is a member of our corporate communications team and is based in New York.James RobinsonJames is a director who brings ten years of experience working on CR strategy and communications in New York, Beijing, and Jakarta. He looks at how CR is employed as part of broader business strategy and has a particular interest in the evolving role of technology and innovation in managing social and environmental issues.Julie JackA director in APCO's New York office, Julie works on corporate responsibility with a focus on business strategy and emerging issues and trends. Her currents interests and work focus on sustainable agriculture and supply chain management, the integration of CR and financial communications, and CR in the consumer goods space.Ellen MignoniEllen is a senior director and helped build APCO’s global corporate responsibility practice. She works primarily with APCO’s corporate clients on business alignment and corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement and partnership development, and communication and outreach.
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- iCrisis, version 2.0
- Takeaways From New Renewable Energy Proposals in Washington State
- The Red Equal Signs: Top Takeaways for Cause-Conscious Companies
- Women Helping Women
- Meet the Aspirationals: Three Findings from Regeneration Roadmap
- As Same-Sex Marriage Reaches the Supreme Court, So Does Support from Corporate America
- Shareholders of the World, Unite!? (Part II)
- Mandatorily Philanthropic?
Monthly Archives: November 2009
I’d like to take a moment to recognize a great philanthropist.Abe Pollin, the owner of the NBA’s Washington Wizards, passed away yesterday at the age of 85.I had the fortune of working for Mr. Pollin for seven years. This provided me the opportunity to observe and absorb lessons from a CEO who managed a business [...]
Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 By Tara Greco
I thought it was just “under attack.” One of my favorite Washington Post columnists, Steve Pearlstein, asks a good question in today’s On Leadership section of The Washington Post. In an era when business leaders are retooling their mission and methods to be more socially responsible, and social entrepreneurs are using market mechanisms to [...]
Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 By Tara Greco
Yesterday was National Philanthropy Day®, a day set to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made. In light of this holiday, I wanted to give you some food for thought…Phil Buchanan, President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, wrote a [...]
Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009 By Tara Greco
Civic Enterprises and Target released some compelling research yesterday about how volunteering and civic engagement helps veterans ease their transition back into American society, after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.When veterans return home, they are often dealing with complex issues like mental health, homelessness, unemployment, family instability, etc. Because of these challenges, the public perception [...]
Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2009 By Tara Greco