reSET(Social Enterprise Trust) is a community of entrepreneurs, educators, innovators, investors and policy makers. Their mission is to promote, preserve and protect the concept of social enterprise and to help entrepreneurs leverage the power of business to create public good.
If you build it, they will come. That’s what we thought at the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center when we began our outreach and screening program. Offer women financial assistance for life-saving mammograms, and they will come to our clinic to be screened. Sounds easy, right?
Boehringer Ingelheim Named One of DiversityInc’s Top 25 Noteworthy Companies
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013
The Annual Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies Awards dinner was recently held in NYC at Cipriani’s downtown. More than 600 people attend this prestigious award dinner annually, and only 50 out of 500 companies who apply receive the highest recognition of being named to the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. Boehringer Ingelheim was proud to be named one of the Top 25 Noteworthy Companies again for the third year for our Diversity & Inclusion efforts in the U.S.
April 21-27 marks National Volunteer Week – an annual celebration of all we accomplish in our society through people’s generous donation of their time and skills. Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation wants to thank all individuals who volunteer for causes that are important to them.
This week, Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (BI Cares) is launching a new website for its Patient Assistance Program, which will make the program easier for patients to navigate and offer new features to benefit both patients and physicians. The Patient Assistance Program provides Boehringer Ingelheim medicines free of charge to eligible uninsured or underinsured patients who cannot afford them.
On a recent cold but inspirational Saturday afternoon, I attended a student design competition with 120 middle school students and their families at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven. The eclectic crowd of educators, scientists, engineers, parents and children gathered to watch students compete in the Catalysts Powering Educational Performance (CPEP) Rube Goldberg Design Challenge. The challenge represented the culminating activity of CPEP’s 6-session Saturday Science Exploration Program. The previous sessions provided hands-on experiences that prepared students to plan, design, and manufacture their machines.
The demand for mental health support has increased in Ireland during the past few years because the economic climate has put a strain on people’s mental health. It may also be due to a reduction in the stigma surrounding mental health problems.
“To be born or to be made” - that is the question?
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
After apologies to the Bard for a terrible spin on the infamous phrase, I wanted to address the questions – are social entrepreneurs born to be social entrepreneurs? Is it in us all to be social entrepreneurs?
BI Cares Foundation Debuts First Online Giving Report
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013
BI’s commitment to our Corporate Social Responsibility in the U.S. is longstanding with compelling stories of how we provide more health. Our programs are impactful and focused on the underserved. Until now, BI has never had a one-stop multimedia report that demonstrates the many ways we help patients and families.
A single mother tries to comfort her son, who is struggling to breathe. Because their home, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, has a leaky roof, he has pneumonia for the third time this year. She knows the underlying causes for the illness, but lacks the resources or ongoing support to prevent her son’s reoccurring illnesses.
reSET - Social Enterprise Trust is looking forward to making 2013 a landmark year for social enterprise in Connecticut. Over the past six months reSET has been working together with elected officials, policy makers and Boehringer Ingelheim public affairs colleagues, to make Connecticut the 19th state in the country with a specific legal designation for social enterprises.
Paul Klein, a contributor at Forbes magazine, suggested in a recent post on the Forbes CSR blog that 2013 will be the year of the Social License to Operate (SLO). The SLO is a subjective concept, and not a piece of paper; it’s not granted by an issuing organization, body, or agency. As such it carries wildly different terms for every business and can vary quite considerably even within the same industry. As Mr. Klein describes it: “Ultimately, SLO is based on who your stakeholders are and what they think of you.”