Legacy companies are still around today for a reason: they’ve developed exceptional products or services, nurtured their workforce, and committed to serving their communities. Take New York Life: at 177 years, the company and its Foundation have a long history of supporting family legacies and leading on the issue of child bereavement.
Recent events, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasized the importance of this work. It also highlighted how underserved communities are disproportionately impacted by many issues, including loss. Already committed to providing financial security, protection, and peace of mind, New York Life created a new pillar focused on social justice to address and drive access to generational wealth.
We invited Heather Nesle, President of New York Life Foundation and Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, to share how the Foundation launched its new pillar and continues to drive impact for families around the country.
Listen for insights on:
- How a legacy company maintains and develops philanthropic focus areas to remain relevant and impactful.
- How to engage employees and stakeholders in difficult or sensitive topics.
- Training your workforce to be advocates for issues that matter to your company and stakeholders.
- Advice on how to approach social impact work when you’re creating a new campaign, starting a new project, or launching a new pillar.