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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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Tag Archives: disaster relief
Hurricane Sandy had a devastating effect on the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. It was one of the worst national disasters in U.S. history, directly hitting the most populated area in the nation. Estimates are that at least 125 people died, more than 8.5 million people lost power and $25 billion in business was lost. A month and a half after the storm, people are still without power or a roof over their head. Despite the devastating loss and disruption, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy individuals and the business community have clearly come together and given. According to the Center on Philanthropy, donors poured $219 million into Sandy relief within the three weeks following the storm. The almost unprecedented group of music stars that supported the 12-12-12 concert last week in response to Sandy focuses attention on philanthropy in general and how and why people and companies are giving.
Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 By SharedPurpose
And as an alumnus of Auburn University, I was proud to see fellow alum and Heisman Trophy-winner Bo Jackson working to make a difference to those affected. A year ago, an outbreak of more than 60 tornadoes killed more than 200 people in Alabama. This week, Bo Jackson will trade his football pads for a bicycle as he launches his “Bo Bikes Bama” charity ride across the state to raise money for tornado relief. He’ll be joined along the way by sports figures including Lance Armstrong, Ken Griffey, Jr., and downhill skier Picabo Street. Ultimately, he hopes to raise $1 million for tornado relief in the state.
Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 By SharedPurpose