Corporate Spotlight

Capgemini participates in 3rd Annual Corporate Responsibility Summit

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By Melissa Lowery

The Council for Corporate Responsibility (CCR), part of the National Diversity Council, is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to global promotion of corporate responsibility.

The Council for Corporate Responsibility (CCR), hosted its 3rd Annual Corporate Responsibility Summit. The Summit topics featured best practices that businesses have implemented to promote higher levels of corporate citizenship. Corporate sponsors Capgemini and Schlumberger as well as representatives from a diverse group of small businesses and non-profit organizations shared information about how their work aligns with corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives with the Houston, TX market.

“We’re really excited about our third Summit. We’re sharing best practices around the various pillars of CR,” said Dennis Kennedy, Chairman, National Diversity Council.

Thought leaders shared how their organizations embrace and execute the pillars of Corporate Responsibility to make a difference in the community. According to CCR, a holistic approach to Corporate Responsibility embodies consistent work in Diversity & Inclusion; Environmental Sustainability; Governance; Global Enrichment; Organizational Health; Philanthropy; and Supply Chain Integrity.

“Corporate Responsibility has been a movement in Capgemini for the last 5 years,” said Janet Pope, North America Corporate Responsibility Director. “We started in the Diversity & Inclusion space thinking about how we can leverage and engage our employees then evolved the program to include sustainability, community, and client partnerships” in a comprehensive approach to corporate responsibility.

“We’re a people business,” said James Robey, Capgemini Global Head of Corporate Sustainability. “We have a people-centric set of values, therefore our ‘people matter, results count.’ approach as a business and our collaborative business experience that we use working with clients is perfectly aligned to the approach we’re taking to corporate responsibility and sustainability.”

Demographic shifts and market drivers that require a comprehensive and coordinated Corporate Responsibility initiative were a hot topic at this year’s Summit. “The competition for talent on a global scale is tighter than ever, and will remain that way,” said Yvonne Harris, Capgemini Assistant Director of Corporate Responsibility.

“Employees, especially Millennials, want to work for a company that they feel is ethical, responsible, sustainable and values driven. Corporate Responsibility efforts cannot be a secondary message, but must be a topic woven into our core business messaging.”

This is one of the primary reasons why it was important for Capgemini to sponsor the Summit. The value proposition that comes as a result of joining with other organizations and the community for healthy dialogue about corporate responsibility best practices is immeasurable.

“How do we make a difference? This Summit helps give us a structure, a context,” said Dolly Nguyen Brenneman, Founder and President of Soaring to Greatness. “Capgemini not only does this kind of work, but they live it and it shows.”

The company’s commitment to Diversity & Inclusion is evident by the visibility and accessibility of the supplier diversity team.

“Capgemini is everywhere,” said M. Helen Cavazos of M H Cavazos & Associates. “I’m in many diversity summits and conferences, and they are there. That tells me something about the organization. They’re involved with all of these diversity groups, they’re inviting, they’re encouraging – I’ve had an incredible experience with Capgemini.”

The primary goal of the 2017 CR Summit was to bring professionals from companies, corporations, and organizations together to share best practices across the pillars of Corporate Responsibility. The Summit provided attendees with relevant technical tools, actionable takeaways, tested methodologies and connections to thought leaders from Houston, other key North America markets and across the globe. Capgemini is confident that the collective good works will continue and amplify, resulting in even more impactful progress and partnerships for attending organizations.

For more information on how to join the Council for Corporate Responsibility, please contact Brandy Berry (CCR Coordinator) at brandy.berry@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

Holt International partners with Capgemini for The Bond Initiative

The bond is the essence of what makes us human and is the fabric of society: our families, the love we share for our children, and the ability to see those we love most thrive. The time is now to unite and make a collective difference. This is why  Holt International  has  partnered  with  Capgemini  and launched the  Bond Initiative.

Our aim is to help people from all walks of life Discover the Connection, Inspire Greatness! Through storytelling, we share stories of women and children overcoming adversity despite all the odds. The stories are designed to demonstrate the timeless bond we share and epitomize the power of authenticity, compassion, gratitude, and generosity. In the process we help create a bridge for humanity.

For more information, visit DiscovertheBond.com.

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