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McClimon, Tim

Timothy J. McClimon is President of the American Express Foundation and Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express Company. In this role, he directs all of the company’s global social responsibility, philanthropy and employee engagement programs. Prior to joining American Express, Mr. McClimon was Executive Director of Second Stage Theatre, and for many years he served as the Executive Director of the AT&T Foundation. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. McClimon joined AT&T from the New York law firm of Webster & Sheffield where he was a lawyer specializing in not-for-profit corporate law. Prior to that, he managed the Inter-Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to his law degree, he holds a bachelor's degree from Luther College and a master's degree from St. Cloud State University. Mr. McClimon serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, including Americans for the Arts, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Second Stage Theatre.

Posts by McClimon, Tim

  • Better Business, Better World (05.11.17 )

    By Tim McClimon In January of this year, the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, a group of 35 leaders from business, finance, civil society, labor and international organizations, issued a report titled Better Business, Better World under the auspices of the UN Foundation. Its goal was to map the economic benefits available to business if […]

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Trends in 2017 (01.12.17 )

    By Tim McClimon For the past six years, I’ve been predicting what trends will impact Corporate Social Responsibility in the coming year. Sometimes, I’m right; sometimes I’m less right.

  • Amplifying Social Impact through Pro Bono Service (11.15.16 )

    By Tim McClimon A new study sponsored by American Express, Ashoka Changemakers and the Taproot Foundation highlights the potential “win-win” partnerships between social entrepreneurs and business professionals. Amplifying Social Impact identifies opportunities for pro bono collaboration between these two groups, and makes recommendations to help achieve greater social impact.

  • Who Needs CSR Anyway? (01.29.15 )

    By Tim McClimon, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express, and President of the American Express Foundation I have written about Michael Porter’s concept of Shared Value Creation (companies creating profitable products and services with a social purpose) in this blog a number of times – most recently when I predicted the growing acceptance […]

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