Korngold, Alice

Alice Korngold is co-editor of "Giving Thoughts" and the author of "A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and "Leveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses" (Jossey Bass, A Wiley Imprint, 2005). For over 20 years, she has been training and placing business executives on NGO/nonprofit boards and consulting to corporations, foundations, and NGOs/nonprofits on board governance, CSR, and sustainability.

Posts by Korngold, Alice

  • Q&A with Sue Stephenson: Engaging Employees Worldwide in Advancing the SDGs (08.22.17 )

    Established by the United Nations in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a strategic plan to address the world’s most critical issues, including poverty, inequality, and climate change. In that corporations and their employees are uniquely positioned to help solve global problems, the UN established IMPACT 2030 to help galvanize business volunteers worldwide. IMPACT 2030 is a private sector-led nonprofit. In this Q&A, Sue Stephenson, vice chair of the board and interim CEO of IMPACT 2030, describes the role of IMPACT 2030 in convening leaders from corporations, the UN, civil society, academia, and philanthropic organizations, to organize and mobilize millions of corporate employees.

  • Q&A with Grady Crosby and Annemarie Scobey: Johnson Controls in the Neighborhood—A Place-Based Approach to Philanthropy (08.08.17 )

    In June 2016, Johnson Controls launched its Milwaukee Neighborhood Initiative, a place-based approach to philanthropy and engagement. Its goal is to transform three challenged Milwaukee neighborhoods. The company is dedicating resources to support programs in the areas of job readiness, affordable housing, quality education, health, and the arts, with the goal of making a significant impact on the trajectory of lives in its focus neighborhoods.

  • The SDGs: A Framework for Business and Nonprofit Collaboration (07.25.17 )

    Companies and nonprofits are beginning to line up along the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, established by the United Nations in the fall of 2015, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The SDG framework is both aspirational and practical for each company and nonprofit to apply their superpowers in finding innovative solutions to the world’s most daunting challenges—social, economic, and environmental. Even better, companies and nonprofits can lay claim to the SDGs they will address, so that organizations can explore collaboration accordingly.

  • Q&A with Richard Buery: Why Pre-K Education Matters to Children, Communities, and Businesses (07.11.17 )

    As New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, Richard Buery is the architect of Pre-K for All, which for the first time provides free, full-day Pre-K for every four-year old in NYC. Based on his extensive experience in building and running nonprofits to help children achieve their full potential, Buery has a rich perspective on what works. In this Q&A, Buery shares how Pre-K education is an opportunity for communities to prepare children for a better future, while also benefiting companies.

  • Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement: Can Business Volunteering and Nonprofit Partnerships Make a Difference? (06.27.17 )

    US companies decry the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. They recognize that climate change is destructive for humanity and detrimental to peace and prosperity. There is positive action from hundreds of companies, along with governors and mayors. Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the UN Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, pledged $15 million toward fulfilling the US portion of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  • Engaging America’s Citizenry through Service (05.30.17 )

    By Alice Korngold False and deliberately misleading stories in the media threaten freedom and democracy by distorting our understanding of vital issues. Our institutions can help combat false information by encouraging and supporting volunteer service. Volunteers see first-hand the true challenges facing society and engage in seeking solutions that work. Volunteers who bear witness can […]

  • Q&A with Tara Abrahams: Glamour Magazine Engages Companies in The Girl Project to Advance Girls’ Education Worldwide (05.24.17 )

    Tara Abrahams leads The Girl Project at Glamour Magazine to help companies connect with their customers and create a philanthropic legacy by investing in girls’ education. In this Q&A, Abrahams describes how The Girl Project transforms the lives of girls and advances economic development.

  • Q&A with Lisa Green Hall: Expanding Economic Prosperity by Leveraging the Influence of Women and People of Color in Impact Investing (04.25.17 )

    By Alice Korngold and Lisa Green Hall Lisa Green Hall co-manages and led the launch of a global initiative known as Skopos Impact Fund, focused on delivering social, environmental and financial returns. As the former CEO of Calvert Foundation, a global leader in impact investing, and a board member of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, Lisa Green […]

  • Q&A with Sarina Prabasi: Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through Partnerships (04.18.17 )

    By Alice Korngold and Sarina Prabasi Businesses have a vested interest in breaking the barriers that prevent millions of women and girls from achieving their full potential. One of the greatest challenges facing girls is basic access to clean water and toilets. WaterAid’s powerful new campaign, Girl Strong, provides a way for businesses and foundations […]

  • Q&A with Gabriela Burian: Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through Partnerships (04.11.17 )

    By Alice Korngold and Gabriela Burian Gabriela Burian recently joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), while continuing in her executive position at Monsanto. WBCSD works with leading companies to create a set of business solutions that are good for business and will deliver the organization’s vision when set at scale. WBCSD focuses its […]

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