April 30, 2013

The Global Corporate Volunteering Research Project

The Global Corporate Volunteering Research Project was created by the member companies of IAVE’s Global Corporate Volunteer Council (GCVC) as their collective contribution to celebration in 2011 of the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations International Year of Volunteers.

The project had two components:

  • The State of Health Study was designed to “take the temperature” of corporate volunteering globally and in each region of the world and the trends, challenges and opportunities that are shaping it.
  • The Global Companies Study was built on interviews and document review of how 48 global companies organize and manage their volunteer efforts.

This is the first global study of corporate volunteering of its kind. It also is the first step in a continuing effort by IAVE and GCVC to develop and share knowledge about corporate volunteering from our unique global perspective.

READ THE FINAL REPORT IN ENGLISH

READ THE FINAL REPORT IN SPANISH

READ THE FINAL REPORT IN PORTUGUESE

As a follow-up to the research project, the Telefonica Foundation commissioned Kenn Allen, director of the research, to write a book derived from but not limited to the research - The Big Tent: Corporate Volunteering in the Global Age.

Learn more and read The Big Tent here.


We are grateful to the companies who sponsored the project:

DIAMOND Sponsor: UPS
PLATINUM Sponsors: C&A and GE
GOLD Sponsors:  Motorola Mobility Foundation, Pfizer
SILVER Sponsors: BD, Eli Lilly and Company, Kraft Foods, SK Telecom, Telefonica
BRONZE Sponsor: State Street
AIRLINE Partner:   American Airlines

The research team was Kenn Allen, Project Director; Monica Galiano and Sarah Hayes.