Paper info: Collaborating to do good: an analysis of relationships between companies and non profit organisations in the field of corporate volunteering
Collaborating to do good: an analysis of relationships between companies and non profit organisations in the field of corporate volunteering
Pawel Brzustewicz, Iwona Escher1, Jan Hermes and Pauliina Ulkuniemi
Place of Publication
The paper was published at the 35th IMP-conference in Paris, France in 2019.
Doing good, i.e. achieving social and environmental sustainability in addition to economic bottom lines has become a priority for business organizations. However, developing economic, social and environmental sustainability is a complex issue where no one organization can create or implement solutions by itself. Hence, collaboration among a variety of stakeholders is needed. One example of doing good, aimed at triggering positive effects on a group of key stakeholders, is collaborating with third party actors, including non government organizations (NGOs), that operate for socially or environmentally important causes. As a part of their corporate social responsibility, companies collaborate with NGOs to provide increasingly popular corporate volunteering programs which enable their employees to be engaged in voluntary work with beneficiaries. In this paper, we focus on corporate volunteering programs for social and environmental benefit that are facilitated through a company-NGO collaboration. The focal unit of our analysis are the relationships between companies and NGOs. We are interested in how corporate volunteering collaborations are formed and what value arises from the relationship.