Corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies have been in place for decades at most companies, but the increased social awareness of today’s consumers has stepped up the visibility of such programs. The state of the world’s economy, the ever-evolving business environment, and an overall growth in social awareness of corporate sustainability is shining a spotlight on the efforts of business entities large and small. Finding out what a company is doing in terms of CSR is easy: most policies and programs are posted online (see online bonus content for more information), and consumers now have the power to monitor and, therefore, influence how a company supports its community, operates sustainably…
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Elaine Cohen is CEO of Beyond Business Ltd., which specializes in CSR consulting and sustainability reporting. For more information, visit b-yond.biz/en or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Nguyen is Senior Manager of Social Media Strategy at Intouch Solutions Inc., a digital marketing agency, servicing the pharmaceutical industry. For more information, visit intouchsol.com.
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Jonathan Feinstein. Positive Impact Coordinator, imc2, a full-service agency that leads clients by cultivating sustainable relationships between brands and people. For more information, visit imc2.com.
Art Gibson. VP, Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Baxter International Inc., which through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. For more information, visit baxter.com.
Patricia Hughes. Executive Director, Roche Foundation and Director, Corporate Relations and Contributions, Roche, a research-focused healthcare company with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. For more information, visit roche.com or or roche-nutley.com.
Allison Hyers. VP, Recruitment and Resource Management, Harrison and Star, a healthcare advertising and communications agency providing strategic and creative services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, and medical-device industries. For more information, visit hs-ideas.com.
Joe Jimenez. CEO, Novartis, a global healthcare company whose diverse portfolio spans innovative pharmaceuticals, generics, eye care products, vaccines and diagnostics, and consumer health products. For more information, visit novartis.com.
Julie Kampf. CEO, President and Founder, JBK Associates, an organization specializing in the acquisition, management, and development of senior-level talent across a wide spectrum of functional responsibilities and industries. For more information, visit jbkassociates.net.
Tatjana May. Chair, Responsibility Coordination Team, Shire Pharmaceuticals, a specialty biopharmaceutical company. For more information, visit shire.com.
John Spinnato. VP and General Counsel and VP of North America Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and distributes therapeutic solutions to help improve the lives of patients. For more information, visit sanofi-aventis.us.