Ready Response: Change Management, Peer Connections, and Relevant Research


COVID-19 is disrupting business operations and ESG programs across the world. To support your efforts in this time of disruption, we’re rounding up relevant Center resources, news, company best practices, and research and gathering it in one place at Resource(ful).

Blog: PASS through Disruption

Our current context may be unprecedented, but we can apply the skills and tactics we’ve learned helping our companies grapple with other major global issues and apply them here to support our employees, stabilize our communities, and—ultimately—invest in future health and prosperity. READ MORE

This Week and Next! BCCCC Member Meetups

The Center's highly anticipated live Member Meetups have begun! Be sure to take advantage of the two remaining sessions this week, or register now for next week's Zoom-hosted events!  

Register now to hear from your peers and ask questions on the following topics: 

Disaster relief/employee crises funds

Tuesday April 21; 12 pm EDT | Whether you are updating disaster relief polices or employee crises procedures or creating entirely new processes, you are likely encountering a lot of questions and could benefit from hearing how others are developing next steps. LEARN MORE

Virtual volunteering & employee support

Wednesday April 22; 12pm EDT | Share how you’re shifting to digital shared experiences: from online gatherings, to virtual volunteering, to innovative engagement, and hear how your peers are overcoming similar obstacles. LEARN MORE

Changing your grant making focus and easing grant restrictions 

Thursday April 16; 3 pm EDT/Thursday April 23; 12 pm EDT | Come with your questions about how best to navigate conversations with your grantees, how to loosen or remove restrictions on your active grants, and how to help your partners accelerate their work. LEARN MORE

Members in Action

Check out our ongoing list of how companies are responding to COVID-19.

Athenahealth is making a donation to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund through the ‘All of Us’ campaign for COVID19 response efforts in honor of healthcare workers across the globe. AthenaHealth will match up to $100,000 of employee donations to the campaign.

MetLife Foundation announced that it is committing $25 million in support of communities impacted by the pandemic, which includes a $1 million donation to food banks across the U.S. to help them deal with increased demand for their services as a result of coronavirus. 

Tanger Outlets' executive leadership team and Board of Directors have elected to temporarily reduce their base salaries and cash retainers, respectively, in an effort to avoid a workforce reduction and to maintain healthcare benefits for all employees. 

How is your company responding to COVID-19? Let us know by contacting us at

Relevant Research

Connecting employees to purpose through effective internal communication

In this webinar, you’ll hear from experts who have maximized employee engagement by involving their employees in solving social and environmental problems and by communicating results creatively. VIEW WEBINAR

Employee engagement for workers who fulfill essential roles

How can companies keep essential workers engaged and make sure that they continue to come to work while staying safe? READ MORE

News You Can Use

CDC hospital data point to racial disparity in COVID-19 cases

Even though 33% of COVID-19-hospitalized patients were black, African Americans constitute 13% of the U.S. population. By contrast, the report found that 45% of hospitalizations were among white people, who make up 76% percent of the population. NPR

Food waste of the pandemic

The nation’s largest farms are struggling with another ghastly effect of the pandemic. They are being forced to destroy tens of millions of pounds of fresh food that they can no longer sell. New York Times

Join the discussion in our member community. Our online member community offers a secure supportive environment to connect and collaborate with hundreds of CSR peers. Now, corporate citizenship practitioners are sharing how they’re adapting in response to COVID-19. Not a member? Visit to learn more about membership today.