Global Corporate Social Responsibility

Governments, civil society organizations, and individuals are increasingly looking to corporations to provide leadership on the world’s most pressing issues. As concerns about the environment, income inequality, and upskilling of the workforce mount, the Washington Institute is supporting positive and effective collaboration between business, government, and society entities to drive mutually beneficial solutions to these challenges and others.

The Washington Institute understands that innovation and investment in people and communities are part of corporate DNA, yet many stakeholders have not realized the benefits of true social responsibility. Government and civil society seek to help businesses and those they serve but often lack the expertise and network to effectively do so. Concerns abound about the conduct of business, government, and social entities. By basing its work on the foundation of ethics, the Washington Institute drives responsible behavior and restores trust between business and consumers.

Through collaboration with business, government, and society, augmented by thought leadership, research, and global perspective, the Washington Institute is dedicated to empowering businesses and those they serve to do well while doing good.

Programs

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Embassy Series

Events with local embassies that bring together ambassadors, diplomats and global leaders to discuss the Institute’s signature issues and tangible solutions for problems like trade, which cannot be contained by geographic borders alone

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Technology Series

Events with technology executives and leading government officials, designed to break down the silos between our public and private sectors, build a mutual understanding of regulatory issues and promote a spirit of collaboration

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Summits

Biannual conferences to examine signature issues – for example, how global sports, including the Olympics and World Cup, influence business, government and societal dynamics

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University Consortium

Partnerships with prominent, global universities to deliver new research, internship opportunities and joint conferences

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Scholarships

Funding for exceptional students involved in the Washington Institute Consortium to pursue careers that focus on the intersection of business, government and society

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Fellows

Three seasoned leaders who serve as spokespeople in the areas of business, government and society as well as representatives for the Institute in the U.S. and abroad

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Embassy Awards

Recognition of individuals and institutions who promote greater cooperation and understanding of signature issues, and who represent business, government, nonprofits, academia or the media

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Directory

A first-of-its-kind database with contact and logistical information for the Washington, D.C. offices of corporations, government agencies, Congress and nonprofit organizations

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Podcasts

Interviews between our founder and world leaders on topics of the day

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April 2019

Launch Event

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Organization of American States, 200 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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May 2019

Wharton D.C. Innovation Summit – Co-Sponsored by the Washington Institute

May 7 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Pinstripes Ballroom for Business, 11920 Grand Park AVE
Bethesda, MD 20852 United States
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Hosted by Wharton Club of DC in conjunction with its outstanding Sponsors and Strategic Partners, the 2019 Wharton DC Innovation Summit is a full-day conference, open to the public. The Summit will focus on disruptive technologies, offering solutions and ideas from top thought leaders about how to leverage them as a path to the future. Join us as we learn from our keynote speakers, Seth Goldman, Co-Founder and TeaEO Emeritus of Honest Tea and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat, and…

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June 2019

Wharton-Harvard Business School Club Leads Council Luncheon

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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Wharton-Harvard Business School Club Leads Council Networking Reception on “Business Intelligence" at the Washington Institute Headquarters. All visitors to the Washington Institute's website are entitled to the Strategic Partner discount--register here as a Strategic Partner to receive the discount.

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October 2019

Washington Post Live Collaboration – Cybersecurity Summit

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Post, 1301 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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The Washington Institute will collaborate with the Washington Post on its Cybersecurity Summit on October 2, 2019.

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Total Rethink – Book Signing and Reception with David McCourt

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Tavern Club, 3206 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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POSTPONED: Washington Institute Embassy Series: People’s Republic of China

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States, 3505 International Place, NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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This event, originally scheduled for October 17, 2019, has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced soon. Please email info@washinst.org with any questions.

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Revolutionizing Content: A Conversation with Facebook and the Washington Institute

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PeaceTech Lab, 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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November 2019

The Robot of the Year Competition (Singapore)

November 17 @ 8:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm

The Washington Institute will support the annual Robot of the Year competition. The 2019 competition will be held in Singapore from November 17-18.

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