This was originally shared in the B:CIVIC community newsletter on March 31, 2022.
Join Us in April
What Great Resignation?
April 7, 1-2 p.m., MST
Virtual Community Program
Millions of U.S. employees left their jobs last year in what has been dubbed “the Great Resignation,” and Colorado was fourth on that list. Are Colorado employees really leaving the workforce? Or are they just seeking a better balance?
This panel discussion will feature Colorado companies from Outside Magazine’s list of Best Places to Work, including Crestone Capital, GroundFloor Media, Namaste Solar and Youth on Record. They’ll share how their commitment to building an empowering company culture has helped them bypass the Great Resignation altogether and provide new and interesting perks for their employees as they continue to thrive during one of the toughest times in recent history.
Virtual CSR Peer Roundtable with DCP Midstream
April 14, 12-1 p.m., MST
Virtual B:CIVIC Business Investors Program
Join our B:CIVIC peer roundtable to learn and share best practices. CSR roundtables are open to B:CIVIC investors who are working in businesses. Roundtables are held monthly, and they give professionals the opportunity to join in on conversations about timely topics.
Virtual Voices | Creating Spaces of Belonging for Refugees
April 21, 11 a.m. – Noon, MST
Virtual Community Program
Colorado has a long history of welcoming newcomers, including refugees. An estimated 60,000 people who have fled their home countries now call Colorado home. Today, we are observing a major refugee crisis – the sixth-largest refugee outflow over the past 60-plus years. Join us for a conversation that will place the current crisis in context while exploring the unique intersectionality of living as both a refugee and a person of color in Colorado.
Colorado Companies with Impact
How some companies are supporting Ukraine:
- Alteryx has provided financial support to Médecins Sans Frontières and will match employee donations.
- Bank of America has pledged to donate $1 million to nonprofit groups that are helping Ukraine and refugees and will match employee donations.
- CBRE has launched a global fundraising campaign and will match employee donations.
- Kaiser Permanente launched a $200,000 matching donation campaign. Within the first two days of the program, employees donated more than $200,000.
- KPMG Foundation donated $250,000 to Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.
- Lockheed Martin has provided financial support to the Polish Red Cross, funding new shelters in Romania and ensuring delivery of medical supplies. Lockheed Martin is also offering financial support to employees who are voluntarily hosting refugee families.
- S&P Global Foundation has pledged $150,000 in grants to both World Central Kitchen and The U.N. Refugee Agency.
- Wells Fargo has pledged $1 million in donations across three nonprofits to enable humanitarian aid and Ukrainian refugees.
- Western Union has pledged up to $500,000 through aid, medical aid and supplies, mental health support and protection services.
How some companies are making an impact with CSR:
- Alpine Bank donated $1.82 million in funds raised by customers using their Alpine Bank Loyalty VISA Debit Cards. The donation was a part of the $4.43 million in total support that Alpine Bank gave to community groups and nonprofits last year.
- Bank of America donated $100 to local food banks for each employee who received a booster shot. The effort amassed a $10 million donation, with $125,000 raised locally and given to Food Bank of the Rockies.
- For the second year in a row, the COPIC Medical Foundation focused on initiatives designed to reduce fragmentation across care settings. The COPIC Medical Foundation awarded a total of $680,000 in grants to five organizations.
- Mile High United Way announced an investment of $8 million in five transformational community projects. These long-term partnerships will serve each community tailored to their needs.
- Revere Software breaks down the importance and impact of skills-based volunteering with Realized Worth. Learn the top 3 tips here.
B:CIVIC Investors getting recognized for CSR programs:
- The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has named 17 organizations as finalists for its 2022 Business Awards, presented by BOK Financial, recognizing the best in the Denver Metro area business community. Congrats to B:CIVIC investors A Precious Child, Barefoot PR, CareerWise Colorado and Mile High United Way for being recognized. Read more about the finalists.
- PNC Bank was recognized at the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ 2022 Business for the Arts Awards luncheon as proven champion of arts and culture.
- Premier Members Credit Union was awarded Silver for the Louisville Green Business Program for its sustainability efforts.
- VF Corporation has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Apply Today: Open CSR Roles
Join B:CIVIC and the Leadership Foundation:
- Director of B:CIVIC and CSR
- Program Support Coordinator
- Senior Specialist, Alumni Engagement & Operations
General social impact roles:
- CEO – Community Shares of Colorado
- Communications and Engagement Lead – Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
- Community Development Coordinator – Denver Broncos
- Community Relations Specialist – Denver Water
- Corporate Responsibility Analyst – CBRE
- DE&I Summer Intern – Global Workplace Solutions – CBRE
- DE&I Manager – Recruiting – CBRE
- Director of Impact – Seed
- Director, Inclusion and Diversity (Consumer Experience) – VF Corporation
- Director, Social Impact – Strava
- ESG and Sustainability Project Manager – Stok
- ESG and Sustainability Project Manager – Echelon Energy
- Leader, Environmental Social Governance – Western Union
- Manager, Strategic Initiatives – Mile High United Way
- Manager of Community Engagement – Girls Inc
- Manager, Equity Lead – Clean Energy Buyers Alliance
- Senior Social Impact & Advocacy Manager, Community to Belong – The North Face
- Sr. Director, Social Impact Engagement & Programs – Automation Anywhere
- Sustainability Director – Zendesk