Corporate Service Council

 

At Points of Light, we believe that companies, their employee volunteers and customers can be  transformative drivers of social change in communities around the world. This year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Points of Light Corporate Service Council, the premier global platform for mobilizing, equipping and inspiring high-impact volunteering. Council members include 75 of the world’s largest and most successful companies. 

Service has been at the heart of the Corporate Service Council since its founding in 2005. Two days before the Council was to be announced in New York, Hurricane Katrina decimated the Gulf Coast.

HandsOn Network President Michelle Nunn was set to ring the New York Stock Exchange opening bell with the CEO of The Home Depot, Bob Nardelli – the first chair of the newly formed Corporate Service Council. The bell-ringing was also supposed to kick off a Corporate Month of Service, featuring 2,000 projects across the U.S. and Canada engaging employees of the Council’s members as volunteers.

But as the hurricane news unfolded on television – the astonishing images of whole communities underwater – it became evident that it was not a time for celebration. HandsOn Network canceled the ceremony. The Corporate Month of Service events, set to beautify, revitalize and repair community spaces, proceeded as planned. (Read more here.)

“The corporate response (to Hurricane Katrina) demonstrated that the skills and human capital of the private sector can work hand in hand with the civic sector to accomplish scale and impact,” said Michelle Nunn, former CEO of Points of Light, which merged with HandsOn Network in 2007.

The rest is history. Today, with nearly 100 members, the Corporate Service Council is considered the premier global platform for advancing corporate volunteerism. Its learning communities and gatherings spark innovative thinking and inspire companies and employees to volunteer in ways that deliver transformative and lasting value.

The Council fosters and develops corporate thought leaders and connects them with experts in academia, business and civil society to advance the corporate citizenship field on issues that include creating effective employee volunteer programs, using volunteering to reach HR goals, scaling and deepening global impact through service and more. 

Join us in celebrating 10 amazing years of powering corporate service and accelerating social change.

Download the Corporate Service Council fact sheet to find out more.

 

Member Companies

The Corporate Service Council consists of leading organizations representing a wide-range of industries:

  • AbbVie
  • Accenture
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • AIG
  • Alcoa
  • The Allstate Foundation
  • Altria Group
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Belk
  • Bloomberg
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • The Case Foundation
  • CEB
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Citi
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Cox Automotive
  • CSAA Insurance Group
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Dentons US LLP
  • DTE Energy
  • Edelman
  • EILEEN FISHER
  • Ernst & Young
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Gap, Inc.
  • General Electric Company
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • GoDaddy
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hasbro, Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • The Home Depot
  • IBM Corporation
  • Insperity
  • Intel Corporation
  • Jeff Hoffman & Associates
  • JetBlue
  • John Hancock Financial Services
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KeyBank
  • KPMG, LLP
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Mondelēz International
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Basketball Association
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Nielsen
  • Orion Associates
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • PGA Tour
  • PwC
  • Prudential Insurance Company
  • The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
  • S&P Global
  • SAP Americas
  • Shell Oil Company
  • SingHaiyi Group
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • State Street
  • Sterling Backcheck
  • Target Corporation
  • Timberland Company
  • Toyota
  • United Airlines
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • UPS
  • USAA
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Wells Fargo
  • W.W. Grainger

 

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David S. Williams
Managing Principal, Deloitte LLP Policy, Government Relations and Citizenship Leader

David Williams is the Policy, Government Relations and Citizenship Leader for Deloitte LLP. Deloitte believes in promoting a stronger economy and society by serving the public interest, building a culture of purpose, and inspiring leadership in others – within and outside Deloitte. In his role, David is responsible for Deloitte’s community activities supporting Deloitte’s passion for driving positive change in local and global communities through such means as both traditional and skills-based volunteering, nonprofit board service and donations.

In addition to serving as the Chair of the Corporate Service Council, David serves on the Board of Directors for My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, the Regional Advisory Board of Teach for America- New York, the Pro Bono Institute Board of Directors and the Deloitte Foundation Board, a non-profit organization funded by Deloitte LLP and the retired partners of the Deloitte U.S. Firms. During his tenure with Deloitte David has served in numerous leadership roles, most recently as the CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. He has nearly 30 years of experience providing consulting services in various industries on business and financial issues.

 

Member Benefits

As a member you have access to Points of Light expertise in corporate volunteerism, peer-to-peer networking opportunities through in-person meetings, the latest in sector learnings and compelling opportunities to engage senior executives across your organization.

  • Learning Labs: Participate in virtual courses offering employee volunteer and CSR leaders an opportunity to connect with experts and peers to explore cutting-edge and emerging trends in corporate volunteerism.
  • Publications and Effective Practices: Access to member-only publications highlighting new research, sector trends and effective employee volunteer practices.
  • Senior Executive Networking & Learning: Engage senior executives across your organization in exclusive events.
  • Advisory Services and Expert Hotline: Connect with and access Points of Light and sector experts with decades of practical experience to meet today’s employee engagement challenges.
  • Regional Meetings: Bring together regional employees for training and networking hosted by CSC members, Points of Light and local partners.
  • Corporate Service Council LinkedIn Group: Access a member-only group for knowledge sharing, news, best practices and research.
  • Research and Benchmarking: Access to research and benchmarking to help you guide and grow your employee volunteer program.

Member Pledge

Active engagement is a responsibility of Corporate Service Council members.  We ask that you and your organization commit to:

  • Help Yourself: Participate in at least two general CSC meetings (in person or by phone) and engage at least one senior executive to participate in a convening annually.
  • Help Your Peers: Engage with your peers in sharing knowledge and expertise.
  • Help the Field: Share best practices and benchmarking data for Points of Ligth annual research.