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5 Lessons in Corporate Citizenship for CEOs

In January, winners of the first annual Chief Executive Corporate Citizenship Awards gathered to share insights gleaned from leading initiatives that do good—for both society and business.


Please join us in recognizing the following companies for leading initiatives that both support communities and individuals in need and successfully align with their companies’ missions and bottom-line goals:

Harman International
HARMAN Inspired
A partnership with Little Kids Rock to strengthen music education in underserved communities.

Shugoll Research
A program to bring theater artists into public schools to meet students and inspire a love of theater and the arts

Social Promise
Funds the education of children in need, through a partnership with Pencils of Promise.

Green Schools Program
Points program designed to help public schools develop sustainability strategies.

NextGen Leaders
An education initiative aims to increase college graduation rates among lower-income, first-generation college students.

Mondelez International
Cocoa Life
Designed to link cocoa farming with community development in programs ranging from detailed farming-technique training, to education and literacy programs, to business management and financial literacy.

Mohawk Fine Papers
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative
A commitment to conserving energy, supporting emission-free energy projects and engaging in responsible forestry practices.

Internet of Bees
Pilot designed to showcase the broad range of impacts that Internet of Things can have on society, the economy and nature.

Locally Sourced Food
A commitment to source from local ranch and farm providers, repurpose oil, raise hormone-free beef and compost to reduce waste.

Project 7
Partnerships with Nonprofits
Collaboration to provide a host of services, including emergency relief for natural disaster survivors, meals for the hungry, clean drinking water and education in developing nations.

Corporate Services Corps
A progam that sends teams of consultants to provide extended pro bono help to communities in need around the world.

Warby Parker
Buy a Pair, Give a Pair
Initiative to help train men and women in developing countries to conduct eye exams and sell glasses at affordable prices.

A program that delivers donated work apparel to underprivileged men.

Estée Lauder
An initiative that raises money through product sales for prevention and treatment of HIV.

Revolution Foods
DC Free Summer Meals
Provides nutritious meals to children during the summer months.

Hearing Aid Partnership
A program to help restore hearing for people in need by providing hearing exams and hearing aids.

A first response team working to establish emergency communications in the wake of disasters.

Clean Water
For every water bottle purchased, one person in water-stressed countries is given clean water for an entire year.

Project Baiterek
A program to increase access to insulin pump therapy for children with diabetes in Kazakhstan.

Sleep Fuel Foundation
Nonprofit organization that offers free interactive sleep deprivation programs to youth of all school ages.

Anton’s Cleaners
Coats for Kids
Annual program to provide children in need with clean, warm coats.

Northrop Grumman
Operation IMPACT
A diversity program focused on assisting severely wounded service members as they transition from the military to a private-sector career

Seventh Generation
ComeClean Campaign
Media campaign designed to encourage companies to disclose the ingredients they use in their feminine products, and to use healthier ingredients.

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