2011 Citizens Finalist: Dow Chemical Company. This 30‑year partnership brings global and local successes in housing. Dow lends needed technical assistance and human capital as Habitat becomes one of the world’s leading green builders. Bo Miller of Dow and Joe Mulvey of Habitat for Humanity explain.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Tupperware. Tupperware, the household name across the world, focuses its community work on women’s personal and economic empowerment. Yolanda Londono, who leads global responsibility at Tupperware, describes the company’s international ambassador outreach.
2011 Citizens Winner: Grainger and American Red Cross. Grainger’s CEO Jim Ryan explains the importance of the company’s award-winning partnership with the American Red Cross.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Hormel. Hormel’s corporate stewardship is seen throughout the world, as explained by Julie Craven.
2011 Citizens Winner: Kraft. Leah Bradford of Kraft Foods, explains how the company’s health and sustainability policies and practices led to winning the prestigious Best Corporate Steward Award for 2011.
2011 Citizens Winner: UnitedHealth Group. Helping people save lives is the focus of Best Business Neighbor United Health Care with Kate Rubin, VP of Social Responsibility.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Kimberly‑Clark. “Every Little Bottom” — Giving diapers for families in need is the subject of Kimberly‑Clark’s recognition as a finalist for the BCLC’s Best Business Neighbor award. Jenny Lewis, foundation VP, explains.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Western Union. Carolyn Cavicchio, stakeholder engagement director, explains how Western Union’s community programs across the world, led to becoming a finalist for the BCLC’s corporate stewardship award.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Target and The Mission Continues. Meredith Knopp of veterans support group, The Mission Continues, explains her organization’s partnership with the popular retailer, Target.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Amway. Amway reached out to its vast global network to help improve the health of children across the world. Debb Kalmbach discusses how Amway, through a food additive, brings nutrients to children and families.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Allstate and NNEDV. Ending domestic violence is the subject of this Allstate-led partnership. With Sue Else, of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), and Stacy Sharpe of Allstate, the common bond of prevention and aid of violence victims was discussed.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Alcoa. Jamaica is just one of the countries benefitting from the community work of Alcoa and its employees. Stephanie Wolcott explains how this global company’s work remains local. No wonder Alcoa was a finalist for the 2011 BCLC International Ambassador award.
2011 Citizens Finalist: AECOM. The global engineering firm, a finalist for BCLC’s Corporate Steward Award, was represented by Paul Gennaro. He explained that scalable sustainability is an important part of the company’s ethos.
Global public affairs and strategic communications firm founder Margery Kraus advises on the importance of philanthropy.
Gordon Feller, Cisco’s Director of Urban Innovations, discusses the company’s outreach and partnerships in improving the human condition.
Abby Falik, Founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, provides updates on a new partnership with Nike Foundation, and new possibilities for students!
Michael Webster, Dow’s Senior Manager of Sustainability, explains how the future is business and community working together.
Jeff Peterson, General Mills Foundation, discusses changes that make a global company’s social responsibility impactful.
“Not only is it financially viable, but it’s extremely personally rewarding” — creating markets for Nicaraguan artisans, Neil Paine, Chaka Market Bridge.
Bourbon Coffee’s Bosco Munga describes Rwanda’s progress and promise through the concept and practice of direct trade.
Miguel Salinas, corporate social responsibility leader at Adobe, describes his company’s work with the world’s teachers and students.
Jeff Terry leads Amway’s social responsibility throughout the world.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Intel and SSP. Personal and global economic growth are the goals of this partnership between Intel and the Society for Science and the Public (SSP).
Yolanda Londono of Tupperware Brands explains how the company and it’s thousands of representatives work in the community.