Disability Pride Month and Recognizing Differently-Abled Employees

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ACCP Staff July 2021 marked the 21st annual Disability Pride Month. July 26, 1990 became known as Disability Independence Day, as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed. The ADA provides protection from employment discrimination as well as better access to goods, services, and communications for people with disabilities and prohibits discrimination against people […]

Purpose Awards Judging Committee

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ACCP Staff In 2016, ACCP launched the Purpose Awards to celebrate the work being done by corporate citizenship professionals as they created social impact in their communities. Unlike other awards that highlight an initiative or a company’s overall efforts, our goal with these awards was to highlight the individuals, who work day-in and day-out to […]

Volunteering With ACCP

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ACCP Staff ACCP, as a career-long resource for corporate citizenship professionals, is very familiar with the importance and value of volunteer support as both an employee engagement strategy and a resource for our nonprofit partners. Did you know that ACCP also relies on the support of volunteers? If you’re familiar with our history, you know […]

Pride Month is Over but LGBTQIA+ Support Must Not Stop

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ACCP Staff As June ends, we see rainbow company logos reverted to standard colors, Pride flags taken down from company windows, and parade accessories in sale aisles. Corporate celebrations of Pride Month 2021 have ended. For some LGBTQIA+ employees, the disappearance of the rainbows is the only change – they are still able to celebrate […]

Virtual Volunteer: Go Big, but Stay Home

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Pamella Rodrigues, Director, Global Corporate CitizenshipAIG ”Pandemic time” has been a blur, but most of us likely remember the day Covid-19 disrupted our lives 15 months ago. For me, it was the day that the Venice Carnival was halted in late February 2020. At that point, I had been planning AIG’s Global Volunteer Month (GVM) […]

Starting Your ESG Reporting Journey

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Rachel Hutchisson, VP, Global Social Responsibility at Blackbaud   If you’re a social responsibility professional like me, sustainability reporting is on your mind. I literally don’t go a day without seeing something new pop into my inbox about Environment, Social and Governance (ESG). It might be a report issued by another company, a seminar on how to tackle thinking […]

Corporations and Pride All Year

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Each June members of the LGBTQIA+ community celebrate Pride Month, which recognizes the history and future of the queer fight for recognition, rights, and equality. The roots of Pride Month stem from the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969, where the New York queer community held demonstrations after a violent police raid at the Stonewall […]

Love & Freedom: Commemorating Juneteenth

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In today’s world of instant information, mobile access to the internet, and a constant barrage of social media updates, it seems hard to fathom that the news cycle was ever anything but 24/7. Yet we know that despite the Emancipation Proclamation being signed on September 22, 1862, the news didn’t reach Texas until June 19, […]

One year later: What’s changed since George Floyd’s murder and what hasn’t?

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Carolyn Berkowitz, President and CEO/ACCP One year ago, the entire nation watched the unfolding of cruelty and disregard that ended the life of George Floyd. The unconcealed, shameless abuse of power by law enforcement demanded a national reckoning with racial injustice in every corner of American life, including business. Many companies understood that they quickly […]

Words Matter: Inclusive Language

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Have you ever heard the saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”? In theory, this sounds great, but in reality, it’s not true. 2020 taught us many lessons, including the fact that words have power. As CSR professionals the words we use in speaking to our communities, to […]

Meet Leanne Posko | ACCP Profile

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ACCP is excited to welcome Leanne Posko, Director of Community Impact and Investment at Capital One, as the current ACCP board chair. Leanne has a long history with ACCP, and we wanted to help our members get to know her a little better. Q: Tell us a little bit about what you do at Capital […]

Be Brave, Keep Learning, Help One Another

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Laura GallagherGlobal Head of Corporate Citizenship, AIGPresident, AIG Foundation As a long-time corporate citizenship professional, I am often asked about how I’ve faced career challenges, taken risks, and navigated a (not always clear!) path to senior leadership. My response includes details about my dedication to continuous learning, embracing new opportunities, and the strong network of […]