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Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Charlene Lake, Joins with Points of Light to Create New Ways to Strengthen Corporate Partners’ Social Responsibility
Points of Light, a global nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, announced today AT&T Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Charlene Lake, will serve as the chair of the Points of Light Corporate Service Council.
“As companies are reframing the relationship between their business values and social challenges in ways that recapture the core of their work, we are honored to have the leadership of Charlene and her team,” said Natalye Paquin, president & CEO, Points of Light. “I look forward to our work together to develop frameworks and benchmarks that will help companies take critical steps to align their business values and positive solutions towards Sustainable Development Goals.”
In her role at AT&T, Charlene drives corporate responsibility strategy addressing key environmental, economic, and social challenges. In addition, she oversees AT&T’s stakeholder impact measures, reputation and signature initiatives that connect social needs with business objectives.
“Making a difference in our world is a core company value. AT&T employees have a deep passion to make things better for our communities and the people in them because healthy communities are the foundation for healthy companies,” said Charlene. “This is why we’ve long collaborated with Points of Light and supported the CSC’s commitment to driving lasting impact.”
Points of Light created CSC to bring together corporate citizenship leaders and drive lasting social change. Members of the council including some of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies. Points of Light believes that companies, their employees, partners, vendors and customers can be drivers of transformative change when employees are inspired and engaged as participants in their company’s social action.
Points of Light is grateful for the support and effort of outgoing CSC Chair; President of The UPS Foundation; Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at UPS, Eduardo Martinez. His dynamic leadership helped to focus members on issues such as engaging employees as partners in diverse and inclusive communities, to strategies that addressed human trafficking through employee education and engagement. UPS will continue to be a long-time global partner of Points of Light and a leader in innovative solutions to address social challenges.
The CSC empowers and equips leaders with tools to help their employees drive community impact by connecting them to a network of social impact peers, experts, academia and nonprofits. Points of Light provides council members with access resources that include: sector insights; benchmarking resources; in-person and online trainings; issue webinars; consultations; and peer-led learning courses.
About Points of Light
Points of Light is a global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through affiliates in 250 cities across 37 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 14 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, visit: www.pointsoflight.org.
"Her leadership and expertise will help move our vision forward and strengthen our corporate partners' social responsibility."