Engaged Companies: The Civic 50

by Network for Good Specialist ‎12-12-2013 3:00 AM, EST

By Allison McGuire | @CaliMcG


The Civic 50 How can consumers measure which companies are engaged with their communities? Fortunately, there’s a survey for that. The Civic 50 was created by Points of Light and the National Conference on Citizenship, and published by Bloomberg.


Here are some of this year’s survey highlights:


  • Corporate community involvement isn’t a one-off activity. Companies are institutionalizing programming—92% can describe senior resolutions and/or directives that embed this programming into the company’s policies and practices.
  • Civic engagement leads to holistic analysis. 96% of the Civic 50 measure the business impact of community initiatives; results include a boost in employee satisfaction and the bottom line.
  • Employees are getting their hands dirty. Civic 50 companies are increasingly adding opportunities for employees to volunteer. Plus, 88% have community involvement as an employee performance criterion.
  • Companies giving back win recruits. Potential hires are more likely to choose to work for a company that not only prioritizes civic engagement, but incorporates it into the hiring process.


Here’s the 2013 Civic 50:



  • 3M
  • Abbott
  • AbbVie
  • Adobe Systems Incorporated*
  • Aetna Inc.
  • Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Altria Group, Inc.
  • Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
  • Apollo Education Group, Inc.
  • AT&T*
  • Bank of America
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Capital One*
  • Citi
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Devon Energy
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group
  • Ecolab
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
  • Gap Inc.
  • GE
  • Hasbro, Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard*
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • KeyCorp
  • Life Technologies
  • McGraw Hill Financial
  • Microsoft Corporation*
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Raytheon Company
  • Sigma-Aldrich
  • Southwest Airlines
  • State Street Corporation
  • The Hershey Company
  • TSYS
  • UnitedHealth Group*
  • UPS
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • Viacom*
  • Walmart Stores Inc.
  • Western Union
  • Weyerhaeuser


*Network for Good clients


Image is a screenshot via The Civic 50's infographic

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