April 2, 2013
Vision: A world in which community needs are better met because of international companies releasing the energy, passion and talent of their employees in the communities where they do business.
Mission: IAVE’s Global Corporate Volunteer Council is a network for leaders of international employee volunteer programs. It aims to showcase good and promising practices in corporate volunteering, and raise awareness of the impact of employee engagement in communities around the world. The G-CVC provides resources to inspire, support and encourage opportunities for collaboration between companies as well as partnerships between business, governments and NGOs.
Launched: November, 2006 at the IAVE World Volunteer Conference, held in New Delhi, India.
Founding members: The Walt Disney Company, Samsung, UPS, Vale, Citi, Levi Strauss & Co.
Current members: The Walt Disney Company, Samsung, UPS, Vale, Adobe, American Airlines, Amway, ArcelorMittal, AXA, Bank of America, BD, Instituto C&A, Credit Suisse, EDP, EMC, Google, Hilton, HP, HSBC, IBM, Intel, Manulife Financial, Marsh & McLennan, Medtronic, Microsoft, Mondelez International, Monsanto, Motorola, Nike, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, PIMCO, Salesforce.com, Standard Chartered Bank, Starbucks, State Street Corp., Telefonica, UBM, UBS, Verizon, Western Union.
Membership in GCVC: US$5,000 annually.
Conference Calls: The G-CVC has monthly conference calls on a variety of topics of interest to leaders of global employee engagement programs.
In addition to the GCVC meeting held at the IAVE World Volunteer Conference in Singapore in January, 2011, there are GCVC-related events and meetings taking place in Lebanon; USA; Europe; Korea, Colombia, and London.
Global Corporate Volunteering Research Project
Approved by the IAVE International Board in 2009, the GCVC launched a very important piece of work to explore how corporate volunteering is faring in all regions of the world, as well as how global companies design and implement employee volunteering programs that are relevant to the regions where they do business. A series of in-depth interviews with companies based throughout the world as well as regional focus groups with NGOs and those that work with employee volunteers have resulted in valuable new knowledge for the field. Beginning with the Executive Summary presented at the IAVE World Volunteer Conference in Singapore in January 2011, the full report is being launched in stages throughout 2011, as an important offering to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10). Learn more at www.gcvcresearch.org.
Other Meetings: Since its launch, the G-CVC has held meetings for members in:
- New Delhi, following the Launch;
- Bonn, Germany at United Nations Volunteers Headquarters in October, 2007;
- Panama, in conjunction with the IAVE World Volunteer Conference in April, 2008;
- Rio de Janeiro in September 2008, and
- San Francisco, California, USA in June 2009.
- Paris, France in fall 2009 in conjunction with the IAVE Board Meeting;
- Kaohsiung, Taiwan in conjunction with the IAVE Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in November, 2009;
- New York, NY, USA in conjunction with the NCSC Conference in June 2010,
- Madrid, Spain in the fall of 2010
- Singapore, January 2011, in conjunction with the IAVE World Volunteer Conference.
- New Orleans, June 2011, in conjunction with the NCSC Conference.