–>Who: Stephanie Wolcott, Associate Director of…
–> What: …the Kellogg Innovation Network, former manager of the Alcoa Foundation, and former manager of Corporate Citizenship at Tyco International, talks about exciting trends in CSR and cross-sector collaboration.
–> How: Listen to this interview and check out the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN).
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In his quest to seek out people and ideas shifting how the world works to make it better, Scott Henderson talks with Stephanie Wolcott, Associate Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network. As the former manager of the Alcoa Foundation and Corporate Citizenship at Tyco International, Wolcott has an in-depth, insider perspective of what corporate social responsibility looks like and where it’s going.
To start with some context, Tyco International has over 260,000 employees in 100 countries. That’s a huge global footprint, and an incredible opportunity for a company to create a widespread impact. And, in this interview, Wolcott explains excitedly that large corporations like Tyco, Alcoa, Walmart and GE, are slowly but surely moving away from focusing solely on quarterly earnings – increasingly dedicating themselves to long-term brand equity and a positive company legacy.
As companies are expected to maintain accountability and transparency for not just their shareholders but also a wider base of stakeholders, they are investing more and more in corporate social responsibility programs and departments. As Wolcott explains, it’s important for these corporations to minimize risk while opening the door to new opportunities.
And that’s where Kellogg Innovation Network Global Summit comes in. Bringing together ideas and perspectives from academia, the corporate world, and the nonprofit sector, this gathering fosters important cross-sector collaboration and knowledge sharing through interactive working sessions and networking opportunities.
Learn more about the Kellogg Innovation Network.