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The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), Points of Light and Bloomberg have announced the Civic 50 survey results for 2013, which recognize America’s most community-minded corporations. According to the survey data, more businesses are giving employees the opportunity to work with community organizations and finding that it simultaneously increases their bottom line and employee satisfaction.
Many past honorees of the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America made the list (which each received the award for their exceptional involvement with the arts that enrich the workplace, education, and the community), including:
- Adobe Systems Incorporated
- Altria Group*
- Bank of America*
- Devon Energy
- Microsoft Corporation
The Civic 50 applicants were evaluated and accrued points based on several criteria, including the amount of financial and human resources applied to civic improvement; whether internal and external resources are used to maximize community impact; how a company’s community engagement activities align with its business interests; how broadly community engagement is supported and institutionalized within a company’s policies, systems and incentives; and how a company measures the social and business value of its community engagement programs.
“We are encouraged by the results of The Civic 50 survey, which show that increasingly community engagement is recognized as being core to business success,” said Neil Bush, chair of the Points of Light Board of Directors, and Michael Weiser, board chair, National Conference on Citizenship, in a joint statement. “We hope the best practices of The Civic 50 will serve as a valuable resource for other companies that want to transform their business, make a greater commitment to their communities, and change lives.”
For more information and the full list of the Civic 50, visit NCoC.net. Congratulations to all 2013 honorees!
*denotes BCA Hall of Fame recipient.