The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center Covering how business makes a difference. Your resource for good corporate citizenship. A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation We're a leading resource for businesses dedicated to making a difference.

For more than ten years, our programs, events, research, and relationships with key NGO's and governments have helped hundreds of companies improve the impact of their efforts to improve social and environmental conditions.

For more than ten years, our programs, events, research, and relationships with key NGO's and governments have helped hundreds of companies improve the impact of their efforts to improve social and environmental conditions.

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Through our Coalition to Back Black Businesses initiative, we’re proud to connect small business owners like Irvin “Prin...
04/23/2021
The Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) is a collective effort to drive meaningful change within the Black business community by delivering much-needed short-term relief and supporting the long-term success of Black-owned small businesses...

Through our Coalition to Back Black Businesses initiative, we’re proud to connect small business owners like Irvin “Prince” Lynch, founder of Conquest Empire, with mentors like Edmund Chien to help grow their business and ensure long-term success. Learn more about the Coalition at webackblackbusinesses.com. #WeBackBlackBusinesses

The Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) is a collective effort to drive meaningful change within the Black business community by delivering much-needed short-term relief and supporting the long-term success of Black-owned small businesses and the communities they serve. MicroMentor is made ava...

Circularity in capital equipment – high-value products built to last, such as MRI machines, elevators, and data servers,...
04/22/2021
Capital Equipment Sector Paves the Way to Decarbonization

Circularity in capital equipment – high-value products built to last, such as MRI machines, elevators, and data servers, plays a crucial role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. That's why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is partnering with leading businesses on the Capital Equipment Coalition North America, a collective effort to accelerate the transformation towards a circular economy for capital equipment.

This #EarthDay, hear from the Coalition’s founding members on how they are using the circular economy to decarbonize across industries. https://bit.ly/3sHHX34 #CECoalitionNA

Earth day consistently serves as a reminder to reflect on the most impactful approaches to sustainability. This year is no exception given society’s recovery from a pandemic that has made us focus o

When it comes to driving a circular economy, one of the biggest needs faced by communities is access to resources. This ...
04/20/2021

When it comes to driving a circular economy, one of the biggest needs faced by communities is access to resources. This #EarthDay, check out our #Beyond34 Recycling and Recovery Resources Hub – a crowdsourced shelf of resources to support local communities and businesses in their waste management journey. beyond34.org/resources/

When it comes to driving a circular economy, one of the biggest needs faced by communities is access to resources. This #EarthDay, check out our #Beyond34 Recycling and Recovery Resources Hub – a crowdsourced shelf of resources to support local communities and businesses in their waste management journey. beyond34.org/resources/

“As conversations around racial equity, workforce dynamics, sustainability, and more are brought to the forefront, an or...
04/19/2021
3 Ways Companies Can Embed Purpose Into Their Organizations - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

“As conversations around racial equity, workforce dynamics, sustainability, and more are brought to the forefront, an organization’s purpose imperative has never been more critical to help ensure that the long-term prosperity and resilience of our economy, society, and business community are working together toward a more inclusive future.”

Hear from Deloitte’s Chief Purpose Officer Kwasi Mitchell on ways organizations can lean into their own purpose journey to generate meaningful impact inside and outside their business. https://s.hbr.org/3scBj4y

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Moving our country toward a circular economy requires cross-sector partnership. In celebration of #EarthDay this week, w...
04/19/2021

Moving our country toward a circular economy requires cross-sector partnership. In celebration of #EarthDay this week, we invite you to take action to improve your local #recycling. Join the movement & learn how to bring #Beyond34 to your city. beyond34.org. #EarthWeek

Moving our country toward a circular economy requires cross-sector partnership. In celebration of #EarthDay this week, we invite you to take action to improve your local #recycling. Join the movement & learn how to bring #Beyond34 to your city. beyond34.org. #EarthWeek

04/16/2021
Submit Your Nomination for the 22nd Annual Citizens Awards!

How is your business making a positive impact in communities? Submit a nomination for the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s 22nd Annual Citizens Awards for a chance to be recognized among the best in corporate citizenship. Deadline to submit a nomination is June 25! Learn more at uschamberfoundation.org/citizens-awards.

The Plug Daily spoke with #Philadelphia business owners to understand what challenges the pandemic has posed & how the C...
04/08/2021
Philadelphia Business Owners Among First Grantees of National COVID-19 Relief Program | The Plug

The Plug Daily spoke with #Philadelphia business owners to understand what challenges the pandemic has posed & how the Coalition to Back Black Businesses grant has impacted their ability to continue business operations. Read more: https://bit.ly/2PPLdMa #WeBackBlackBusinesses

The Coalition to Back Black Businesses awarded grants to hundreds of Black-owned small businesses across the U.S. Several of them are in Philadelphia and talked to The Plug about how they’ve weathered…

Meet Virginia Sharp, co-owner of Daemarii’s Unique Boutique in Macon, Georgia. Like many small businesses, Virginia acte...
03/30/2021
Black-Owned Boutique Pivots in Creative Ways During COVID-19 Pandemic

Meet Virginia Sharp, co-owner of Daemarii’s Unique Boutique in Macon, Georgia. Like many small businesses, Virginia acted quickly to pivot her business in creative ways in order to survive when the pandemic hit. Read her story: https://bit.ly/3m7cSUU #WeBackBlackBusinesses #WomensHistoryMonth

The U.S. Chamber Foundation conducted a series of interviews featuring Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) grantees and their stories. We heard from Black small business owners on how the CBBB g

U.S. Department of State’s Dr. Beeta Ehdaie shares insight on the state of the entrepreneurial ecosystem for women at th...
03/29/2021

U.S. Department of State’s Dr. Beeta Ehdaie shares insight on the state of the entrepreneurial ecosystem for women at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum. Watch here: https://youtu.be/bLkXbIiFwL0 #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

U.S. Department of State’s Dr. Beeta Ehdaie shares insight on the state of the entrepreneurial ecosystem for women at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum. Watch here: https://youtu.be/bLkXbIiFwL0 #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

Women play an essential role in growing economies and communities in Africa. Learn how cross-sector collaboration is hel...
03/26/2021
Partnerships for Empowerment in Africa | IWD 2021

Women play an essential role in growing economies and communities in Africa. Learn how cross-sector collaboration is helping empower economic growth for African women. Hear from ExxonMobil, Palmhouse Foundation, Naomi Whittel, and Center for International Private Enterprise. https://youtu.be/CnNgHXeknYI #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

Collaboration is key for women, who play an essential role in growing economies and communities in Africa, to overcome barriers and scale their businesses. T...

Happening today @ 2pm ET! Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services for the next #Digit...
03/25/2021

Happening today @ 2pm ET! Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services for the next #DigitalEmpowersUs event to gain insights on how tech-powered solutions and partnerships can further #diversity, equity & #inclusion. Register now: https://bit.ly/3b44IZe

Happening today @ 2pm ET! Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services for the next #DigitalEmpowersUs event to gain insights on how tech-powered solutions and partnerships can further #diversity, equity & #inclusion. Register now: https://bit.ly/3b44IZe

Founder of theBoardlist, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, gives advice for organizations trying to create a diverse board. https...
03/24/2021

Founder of theBoardlist, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, gives advice for organizations trying to create a diverse board. https://youtu.be/Wzfo3IQF-vw #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

Founder of theBoardlist, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, gives advice for organizations trying to create a diverse board. https://youtu.be/Wzfo3IQF-vw #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

What are some strategies to turn barriers into opportunities for women entrepreneurs? In this #IWD2021 session, we hear ...
03/23/2021

What are some strategies to turn barriers into opportunities for women entrepreneurs? In this #IWD2021 session, we hear from inspiring female founders, including New Profit Inc.’s Angela Jackson, FutureFuel’s Laurel Taylor, MindRight Health's Ashley Edwards, and Symba's Ahva Sadeghi. Watch now: https://youtu.be/bLkXbIiFwL0 #USCCFwomen #WomensHistoryMonth

What are some strategies to turn barriers into opportunities for women entrepreneurs? In this #IWD2021 session, we hear from inspiring female founders, including New Profit Inc.’s Angela Jackson, FutureFuel’s Laurel Taylor, MindRight Health's Ashley Edwards, and Symba's Ahva Sadeghi. Watch now: https://youtu.be/bLkXbIiFwL0 #USCCFwomen #WomensHistoryMonth

“The choices companies make today will impact our nation’s progress toward closing the economic inequality gap for decad...
03/23/2021
Inclusivity is Vital to Pandemic Recovery

“The choices companies make today will impact our nation’s progress toward closing the economic inequality gap for decades to come.” Synchrony’s Margaret Keane talks about the importance of creating an inclusive recovery and steps the company is taking to build a workforce that works for all. Read more: https://bit.ly/394MOEt #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

At the International Women’s Day Forum, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Carolyn Cawley and Synchrony's Margaret Keane discussed how businesses must create an inclusive recovery. Ensuring equ

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services this Thursday @ 2pm ET to learn from organiza...
03/22/2021

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services this Thursday @ 2pm ET to learn from organizations that are applying a community- and human-centered approach in research, development, and design to tackle complex social issues and systems. Register now: https://bit.ly/3b44IZe #DigitalEmpowersUs

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services this Thursday @ 2pm ET to learn from organizations that are applying a community- and human-centered approach in research, development, and design to tackle complex social issues and systems. Register now: https://bit.ly/3b44IZe #DigitalEmpowersUs

The social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have had a major effect on mental health and employees nee...
03/19/2021
Standing Up For Mental Health | IWD 2021 Breakout Session

The social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have had a major effect on mental health and employees need resources to help them cope and thrive in these challenging times.

Hear from leaders at National Council for Behavioral Health, kate spade new york, FIS, and Chick-fil-A Drexel Town Square on how their organizations are addressing the strain on mental health in an enduring way. https://youtu.be/fr_sWZTq388 #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

The social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have had a major effect on mental health. It is clear that employees need resources to help the...

In celebration of #GlobalRecyclingDay, we’re excited to share ways communities can improve #recycling and recovery syste...
03/18/2021

In celebration of #GlobalRecyclingDay, we’re excited to share ways communities can improve #recycling and recovery systems in their region. Find a suite of case studies and customizable tools at beyond34.org. #Beyond34

In celebration of #GlobalRecyclingDay, we’re excited to share ways communities can improve #recycling and recovery systems in their region. Find a suite of case studies and customizable tools at beyond34.org. #Beyond34

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is helping communities across the country improve their local #recycling systems...
03/18/2021

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is helping communities across the country improve their local #recycling systems and grow local economies through its #Beyond34 program. This #GlobalRecyclingDay, take action to drive a circular economy in your city and get involved today! Learn more at beyond34.org.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is helping communities across the country improve their local #recycling systems and grow local economies through its #Beyond34 program. This #GlobalRecyclingDay, take action to drive a circular economy in your city and get involved today! Learn more at beyond34.org.

This #GlobalRecyclingDay, prepare your community for a sustainable future. Find a collection of tools and best practices...
03/18/2021

This #GlobalRecyclingDay, prepare your community for a sustainable future. Find a collection of tools and best practices from leading circular economy, recycling, and waste management organizations that businesses can use at beyond34.org. #Beyond34

This #GlobalRecyclingDay, prepare your community for a sustainable future. Find a collection of tools and best practices from leading circular economy, recycling, and waste management organizations that businesses can use at beyond34.org. #Beyond34

The pandemic has exposed significant racial and economic inequalities within the U.S. and around the world. On March 25,...
03/18/2021

The pandemic has exposed significant racial and economic inequalities within the U.S. and around the world. On March 25, join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services for a conversation on how organizations across sectors are leveraging technology to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and communities.

Register now to save your spot: https://bit.ly/3b44IZe #DigitalEmpowersUs

The pandemic has exposed significant racial and economic inequalities within the U.S. and around the world. On March 25, join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services for a conversation on how organizations across sectors are leveraging technology to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and communities.

Register now to save your spot: https://bit.ly/3b44IZe #DigitalEmpowersUs

How can organizations help improve financial health for women and make our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic more incl...
03/17/2021

How can organizations help improve financial health for women and make our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic more inclusive? Watch this #IWD2021 session to hear from leaders at J.P. Morgan, PIMCO Foundation, Edward Jones, and Prudential. https://youtu.be/Z7JCElB1i-4 #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

How can organizations help improve financial health for women and make our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic more inclusive? Watch this #IWD2021 session to hear from leaders at J.P. Morgan, PIMCO Foundation, Edward Jones, and Prudential. https://youtu.be/Z7JCElB1i-4 #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Carolyn Cawley speaks with Synchrony’s Margaret Keane at our 11th Annual Internati...
03/17/2021

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Carolyn Cawley speaks with Synchrony’s Margaret Keane at our 11th Annual International Women’s Day Forum on the impact of the #COVID19 pandemic and how business is leading the way to an inclusive recovery. Watch the full conversation here: https://youtu.be/Nqt2KTM-hfY #WomensHistoryMonth #USCCFWomen

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Carolyn Cawley speaks with Synchrony’s Margaret Keane at our 11th Annual International Women’s Day Forum on the impact of the #COVID19 pandemic and how business is leading the way to an inclusive recovery. Watch the full conversation here: https://youtu.be/Nqt2KTM-hfY #WomensHistoryMonth #USCCFWomen

How can businesses play a role in challenging negative stereotypes & changing how girls see the world through careers in...
03/16/2021
STEM: Seeing is Believing | IWD 2021

How can businesses play a role in challenging negative stereotypes & changing how girls see the world through careers in #STEM? Hear from World Bank’s Alicia Hammond, Litton Entertainment’s Cynthia Drivas, and Infosys Foundation USA’s Kate Maloney. https://youtu.be/-xoqAIzNZc0 #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

In order to challenge negative stereotypes and provide girls agency to pursue STEM careers, they need to see positive role models on and off the screen. Thi...

Save the date! The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services will host the next #DigitalEmpowers...
03/16/2021

Save the date! The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services will host the next #DigitalEmpowersUs event, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Design,” on March 25 @ 2pm ET. Register now: https://bit.ly/3b44IZe

Save the date! The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services will host the next #DigitalEmpowersUs event, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Design,” on March 25 @ 2pm ET. Register now: https://bit.ly/3b44IZe

Data shows that women make up less than a quarter of the STEM workforce. Hear from leaders at Discovery Education and Ab...
03/15/2021

Data shows that women make up less than a quarter of the STEM workforce. Hear from leaders at Discovery Education and Abbott on how they are working to help girls maintain interest in #STEM through unique opportunities, from elementary school to high school, college and beyond. Watch the full conversation here: https://youtu.be/ddWQMEpp4O0 #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

Data shows that women make up less than a quarter of the STEM workforce. Hear from leaders at Discovery Education and Abbott on how they are working to help girls maintain interest in #STEM through unique opportunities, from elementary school to high school, college and beyond. Watch the full conversation here: https://youtu.be/ddWQMEpp4O0 #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

IBM’s Carla Grant-Pickens shares advice for companies working to advance diversity, equity & inclusion in the workplace....
03/15/2021

IBM’s Carla Grant-Pickens shares advice for companies working to advance diversity, equity & inclusion in the workplace. Hear more from our recent International Women’s Day Forum: https://youtu.be/_0IulNXVQGI #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

IBM’s Carla Grant-Pickens shares advice for companies working to advance diversity, equity & inclusion in the workplace. Hear more from our recent International Women’s Day Forum: https://youtu.be/_0IulNXVQGI #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

At our recent International Women’s Day Forum, we heard from CoxHealth, Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foun...
03/12/2021

At our recent International Women’s Day Forum, we heard from CoxHealth, Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Education and Workforce, and FedEx on the importance of creating an enabling workplace environment for employees that supports their current needs. Catch the discussion here: https://youtu.be/SFPcoX5pJYM #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

At our recent International Women’s Day Forum, we heard from CoxHealth, Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Education and Workforce, and FedEx on the importance of creating an enabling workplace environment for employees that supports their current needs. Catch the discussion here: https://youtu.be/SFPcoX5pJYM #USCCFWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

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