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Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 17 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

It's time to move beyond diversity as a feel-good talking point and bring about actual results.

The concept of diversity as a driver of innovation and healthy company culture has been around for a long time. To a large extent, companies have embraced the concept of diversity and inclusion, but there is still a lot of work to be done around integrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion into company culture in ways that result in more engaged employees, improved decision making, and healthier bottom lines. We talk a good talk – but how can we begin to see actual results?

I believe the answer lies in the relationship between diversity and corporate responsibility. Diversity and inclusion has been considered solely an HR issue for many years, and I think we haven’t seen the kind of results we’d like to see. If we begin to look at diversity as a CSR issue, and use the same framework that we use to drive other...

Kate Kokosinski | 26 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Diversity and inclusion are essential to creating a truly sustainable future. That's why Net Impact partnered with Symantec Corporation on an important project this year to increase the diversity of our network and bring new opportunities to students in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and women's colleges. Symantec Corporation’s dedication to embedding diversity and inclusion into its business practices made them the perfect partner for this initiative -- according to Symantec, attracting, retaining, and fully engaging diverse talent leads to enhanced innovation and creativity.

At Net Impact, we recognized that in our 320-plus chapter network, we didn’t have enough representation from HBCUs and...

Cecily Joseph | 30 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the Net Impact conference, the leading forum for next generation leaders who want to use their careers for good. The conference attracted approximately 3,000 attendees who ranged from students to C-suite executives driving sustainability at Fortune 500 companies. We met for three days of stimulating speeches, workshops and networking. I moderated a lively panel discussion on the topic of staying safe online and corporate responsibility in the age of social media with panelists including Symantec’s Marian Merritt, our Norton Internet Safety Advocate; Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance; and Henk Campher, senior vice president, Business & Social Purpose and managing director, Sustainability at Edelman. Keeping people’s information safe online is at the core of Symantec’s business and a...

Jaime Barclay | 24 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

The Net Impact Conference starts today in San Jose, Calif., and we look forward to engaging with many of those in attendance – from executives who drive sustainability at Fortune 500 companies to college students who are the next generation of leaders in sustainability. If you’re among the 3,000 expected attendees, we invite you to come to a panel at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, moderated by Symantec’s Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, Cecily Joseph.

Joining Cecily on the panel will be Symantec’s Marian Merritt, our Norton Internet Safety Advocate; Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance; and Henk Campher, Senior Vice President, Business & Social Purpose and Managing Director, Sustainability at Edelman. Their in-depth discussion will focus...