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Hoffman, Jeff

Jeff Hoffman is an accomplished corporate executive who has served on the global stage in the areas of corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, human resources, operations, special projects and events. Through board and commission leadership roles, he has a distinguished history working with non-profit, civic and government agencies on strategic direction and innovative programs. Jeff is president of Jeff Hoffman & Associates, a global corporate citizenship, philanthropy and civic engagement firm that enables businesses, organizations and individuals re-imagine a world full of hope, promise and opportunity. He also serves as Program Director for the Global Social Investing Council of The Conference Board.

Working at The Walt Disney Company for 31 years, Jeff most recently served as Vice President of Disney Worldwide Outreach. In this role, he had global responsibility for Disney’s philanthropy, community relations and cause marketing activities including its award winning employee volunteer program, Disney VoluntEARS. Disney Worldwide Outreach was part of Disney’s Corporate Responsibility group.

Posts by Hoffman, Jeff

  • Book Review—”Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save The Planet” (07.05.17 )

    Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope have written an informative and compelling book about climate change and our opportunity to slow and halt its progression. Throughout it, the authors note the importance of philanthropy moving both public policy, and public opinion—as evidenced by the actions of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which has offered up to $15 million to support the operations of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretariat, including its work to help countries implement their commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.

  • Volunteer Programs within a wider CSR/ESG Strategy (05.17.17 )

    It is interesting to note that as companies move to more closely align their employee volunteer programs with their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, employees are seeking more fulfillment and purpose in their lives, which sometimes take them in a different direction from their employer. CSR and employee volunteering are not mutually exclusive and both are gaining traction for different reasons.

  • Employees Send Hope in Times of Disaster and Tragedy (12.19.16 )

    By Jeff Hoffman When disaster strikes—particularly close to home—often the first people we hear from are our employees wanting to know what they can do to help as they seek the shared experience of grieving. Often, it is a challenge to provide the right tools and resources in the workplace. “Stars of HOPE” is one […]

  • Two Companies Collaborate around Shared Desired Outcome to Build the Workforce of Tomorrow (11.30.16 )

    By Jeff Hoffman We often talk cross-sector collaboration, but we don’t often hear about companies working together to solve a social problem. CH2M and Dow are doing just that. Interestingly, they count each other as both customers and suppliers—strategic business partners. Together they partnered with the Smithsonian Science Education Center to create the Dow-CH2M Smithsonian Teacher Scholar […]

  • Corporate Volunteers to Tackle SDGs through IMPACT 2030 (07.23.15 )

    By Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, The Conference Board Global Social Investing Council When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched in 2000, business was not at the table. This time, however, as the United Nations (UN) develops its post-2015 development agenda—centered around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—planning has been more inclusive and companies have a […]

  • Highlights from the Global Social Investing Council: Mexico (07.10.15 )

    By Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, The Conference Board Global Social Investing Council Last week, I reported on some of the discussions regarding investment opportunities in Africa from the Global Social Investing Council’s May meeting. The meeting also hosted a session addressing corporate philanthropy in Mexico. In this post, I summarize some of the main issues […]

  • Highlights from the Global Social Investing Council: Africa (07.02.15 )

    By Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, The Conference Board Global Social Investing Council The Global Social Investing Council met for its bi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in May, and touched on a broad range of topics, including advancing investment in new international markets, and a look ahead at the future of CSR impact. In this post, […]

  • Q&A with Jean Case: Providing Opportunity for All (06.12.15 )

    By Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, The Conference Board Global Social Investing Council Jean Case is co-founder and CEO of the Case Foundation, an organization that creates programs and invests in people and organizations that harness the best impulses of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and collaboration to drive exponential impact. The foundation is doing a lot to […]

  • Highlights from Day Two of the Business Community-Impact Symposium (02.25.15 )

    By Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, The Conference Board Business-Community Impact Symposium and Global Social Investing Council Last week, I shared highlights from day one of The Conference Board’s Business-Community Impact Symposium, held in New York City over a day and a half on 10-11 February. We simply learned too much to fit into one blog, […]

  • Highlights from Day One of the Business-Community Impact Symposium (02.19.15 )

    By Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, The Conference Board Business-Community Impact Symposium and Global Social Investing Council When I was asked to lead The Conference Board’s Business-Community Impact Symposium, I was honored, but also aware that I wanted to do something different from the many other corporate social responsibility (CSR) and philanthropy conferences on offer. I […]

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