Ready for a new era in corporate citizenship? One that applies behavioral science to optimize results from your company's employee giving and volunteering programs?
Chris Jarvis, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Realized Worth, and Executive Director, RW Institute
Chris Jarvis is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Realized Worth, a global agency focused on the design and implementation of employee-led volunteering and giving programs. His work with companies around the world is helping to mobilize employees to make meaningful contributions in the communities where they live and work.
Widely known for his thought-leadership in employee volunteering, workplace giving and corporate social responsibility, in 2011, Chris was asked by the United Nations Office of Partnerships to design and launch the first private sector led initiative to achieve the post-millennial Sustainable Development Goals through corporate volunteering. Chris serves on the board of IMPACT 2030, the only business led effort designed to unite companies in their corporate volunteering efforts to address the United Nations’ Development Agenda.
In 2015, Chris and his partner, Angela Parker, launched the RW Institute (RWI), a think tank focused on advancing the practice and theory of corporate citizenship through innovative projects, research, analysis and public policy change. RWI is comprised of an association of stakeholders who are committed to removing existing barriers and promoting the practice and theory of corporate volunteering on a global scale.
The goal is to help practitioners be more successful – whether they are clients, engaged formally or not. Chris believes the work these men and women do as part of corporate citizenship is critical to addressing the huge social and environmental issues facing our global society.
Kostapanos Miliaresis, Nudge the Good Unit Director, RW Institute
Kostapanos Miliaresis is characterized by his passion for innovative ideas, social impact and entrepreneurship. He is co-Founder of ethelon an organization promoting volunteering in the Greek society and creating the adequate framework for cooperation between volunteers, NGOs and companies, aiming for a more active and equal society.
Through his work, he has collaborated with top Fortune 500 companies, received international recognition from the Ashoka Foundation as a Changemaker, spoke in TEDx events, featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, in the category of Social Entrepreneurs and received a Fellowship from the United States Department of State.
Currently, he is pursuing his MBA degree focused on FinTech and global sustainability at Gabelli Business School of Fordham University in New York, answering his calling to move from linear to exponential.
Until recently he was empowering the corporate global philanthropy and employee giving back initiatives of AbbVie in North Chicago, while now he is applying behavioral insights to the practice of employee giving and volunteering can lead to a sustained pro-social behavior in the workplace with RW Institute.