Is social impact, that is giving back to the community by channeling gifts, grants and goods-in-kind from companies and corporate foundations via nonprofits, being given the same attention as the environment, governance, and human capital areas?
The panel will discuss the ‘S’ (Social) in CSR/ESG, its modern-day meanings, why there has only been a 1% increase over the last forty years in philanthropy and what companies are doing in addition to grantmaking thereby explaining the true picture of corporate support. Trends like an increased workload for CSR professionals is a factor that will be explored and could this be what is driving ‘by invitation only’ in the grant application process?
Anita Whitehead, KPMG, President and Chair, KPMG US Foundation, Inc
Joni Fitch, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Director, Community Affairs & Engagement
Abigail (Abby) Hollingsworth, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Director