October 25, 2012

Think Global, Act Local

Think Global, Act Local At Return Path, we have always had a commitment to community service and helping make the world around us a better place.  We ratcheted that up a lot in the last year, which is why we added the following statement in as one of our 14 Core Values: Think Global, Act Local.  We commit our time and energy to support our local communities.   We feel strongly that companies can and should make the world a better place in several different ways.  Certainly, many companies’ core businesses do that — just look at all the breakthroughs in medicine and social services over the years brought to market by private enterprises, including my friend Raj Vinnakota, who I blogged about here years ago.  But many companies, including Return Path, aren’t inherently “save the world” in nature, and those companies can still make a difference in the world in a few ways:  Allow employees to take a limited amount of paid time off for community service work Organize projects in the local community for their employees to help out/work at Provide matching gift programs so employees’ donations are enhanced by the company Donate money or services to charitable organizations […]