Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainable Long Island coordinates with corporations across Nassau and Suffolk Counties to facilitate meaningful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) volunteer opportunities.

CSRCSR refers to operating a business in a manner that accounts for the social and environmental impact created by the business. CSR means a commitment to developing policies that integrate responsible practices into daily business operations.

Activities are often structured as one day volunteer service events, such as a community garden build or local beautification effort. These opportunities can also be designed as long-term or multi-event projects when working with a local community in need. If your corporation is interested in partnering on CSR volunteer opportunities, contact us at info@sustainableli.org today!

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Sustainable Long Island’s CSR partners have included:

  • Albanese Organization
  • Aon Group
  • Bank of America
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Capital One
  • Citibank
  • City of Long Beach
  • East Islip High School
  • Environmental Resources Management Foundation
  • Long Island Volunteer Enterprise
  • Nelson, Pope & Voorhis
  • North Shore-LIJ Health System
  • Seatuck Environmental Association
  • Stony Brook University
  • Target
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
  • Walmart

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CSR Volunteer Opportunities

CSR volunteer opportunities, projects, services, etc. may include, but are not limited to:

  • Community garden builds
  • Raingarden builds
  • Tree (re)plantings
  • Dune (re)plantings
  • Park and beach cleanups
  • Walking trail rehabilitation
  • Farmers’ markets training and participation
  • Carbon Footprint Challenges

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Stakeholder Engagement

As corporations develop and improve their CSR policies within their businesses they often seek internal and external stakeholders input. Sustainable Long Island is skilled at facilitating a variety of focus groups and stakeholder engagement workshops. Sustainable Long Island simplifies and and streamlines the stakeholder engagement process for a corporation:

  1. Meeting with corporate leadership representatives to help determine stakeholder participation
  2. Developing questions and exercises to solicit valuable stakeholder feedback
  3. Synthesizing and evaluating results for corporations to utilize moving forward

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In some cases corporations may be ready to take their businesses to a deeper level of sustainability by earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Sustainable Long Island works closely with the USGBC-LI to facilitate coordination with LEED-accredited professionals to discuss the different levels of building certifications.

In addition, corporations often inquire about energy efficiency programs, renewable energy options, and HVAC and building products. Although Sustainable Long Island does not endorse particular products or services, a list of available providers can be found below as a starting point for companies to conduct their own research and evaluation. If you are interested in being listed as a resource, please contact info@sustainableli.org for consideration.