Today’s most successful organizations voluntarily take steps to improve the quality of life for employees, the local community and society at large, through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. The question is no longer whether a corporation should engage in CSR – but rather how. VOX professionals have extensive experience in designing, developing, and promoting corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship and sustainability programs for some of the most prestigious companies in the world – as well as for smaller organizations looking to have a positive impact on their communities. VOX partners with clients on strategic philanthropy and corporate giving, sustainability audits and benchmarking, business ethics, community outreach and diversity.
Sustainability means different things to different people and different companies. And, because there is no universally accepted definition, it makes it more challenging to embed social and environmental issues into a company's business strategies. Find out what sustainability professionals are saying in VOX Global's new study: Selling Sustainability from Inside Corporate America » With a growing population and limited vital resources, successful organizations have come to understand that smart sustainability programs are good for both the future of the planet and their own bottom line. VOX’s sustainability practice helps companies better define their own voice in order to successfully compete in today and tomorrow’s market place. Our professionals understand the internal and external dynamics that influence business decisions and use that knowledge to integrate economic, environmental and social considerations into core business strategies. In short we help clients increase their efficiency and profitability, protect their reputations and better position themselves to capture new markets.
Education reform is one of the most interesting and dynamic public policy issues with significant consequences for our future. The problem is clear: American students have fallen behind their peers around the world in reading, math and science but the solutions are much more complicated. Our team has experience working on education issues on the federal, state and local level. We understand how policy makers, educators and interested parties make policy decisions. We work with clients to protect education funding, expand access to charter schools, settle labor disputes, launch new education programs, develop public-private partnerships, convene panel discussions about education issues, and engage the media on a variety of education matters.
Arguably the most widely discussed and debated issues today revolve around energy production and consumption. From the price volatility of oil and natural gas, to the impact that society’s energy consumption has on the environment; not a day goes by without energy issues leading the news and affecting our everyday lives. VOX develops successful communications campaigns for our clients on issues dealing with renewable energy, natural resource management, power generation, utilities regulation, sustainable land management and siting.
The current economic crisis has moved the financial services industry to the forefront of legislative and regulatory agendas, media coverage and the public eye. Managing the industry’s public image, and highlighting the important role it plays in a global economic recovery, is a vital component to the future of the industry and to our economy as a whole. VOX professionals have unmatched experience in various specialty areas encompassed by financial services, including agrilending, credit counseling, data security, commercial banking, consumer credit and lending, retail financial services, financial literacy and investment banking.
The backbone of our nation, our agricultural growers and producers are vital to our economy, providing millions of jobs and helping feed and fuel the world. As family farms grow more sophisticated and large producers become global, the convergence of concerns about efficient natural resource use, food safety and the need for greater production impact us all. VOX has a broad understanding of the issues that affect the industry and develops strategic plans to help companies navigate the maze of local, state and federal policy making.
The American health care system has always been the target of tremendous scrutiny. With the implementation of sweeping health care reform legislation, increasing costs, and record numbers of Americans reaching retirement age; corporations, the health care industry and advocates can expect communications challenges to continue in the coming years. Whether forming a coalition of doctors, raising awareness about a health crisis and its impact, or promoting new policy approaches; VOX can help organizations manage their public image, influence the ongoing debate, and communicate effectively with key audiences.
Outdated communications regulations developed decades ago never imagined the internet or wireless technology. The patchwork quilt of local, state and federal policies can stunt the growth, investment and advancement of new communications technologies that are connecting the world. VOX understands technology regulations and helps companies effectively communicate complex issues in order involve consumers, communities and policymakers in a debate in which we all are stakeholders.