WeHero August 2023 Newsletter

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It's a bird. It's a plane! No wait, it's the WeHero team back with industry insights, WeHero 100, social impact days to keep an eye on, new events, and more.

Let's dive in

1 // Fun Fact

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) isn't new! The first ESG index was launched in 1999 by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The DJSI is a family of global equity indexes that track the performance of leading companies in terms of ESG criteria.

Want to know what else is interesting about ESG?

  • The global ESG investment market is expected to reach $53 trillion by 2025
  • More than 90% of S&P 500 companies now disclose some form of ESG data

2 // Industry Insights or Ben Rambling?

Our co-founder Ben Sampson took 2 minutes during this webinar to share the key reasons why some companies excel at employee engagement and volunteerism and others struggle. Give it a watch!

What makes corporate volunteer and engagement programs successful!

Watch Now!

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In just the past two years, HR has risen to the C-suite level in influence and responsibility. How should HR leaders respond in terms of preparing for changing roles, managing their new duties, and charting their own career paths? Why are they expanding their influence to related departments, including employee engagement, volunteering, and philanthropy? What can HR leaders do to leverage their new prominence to make change happen across the whole organization? Join us to hear from WeHero on why now more than ever, HR leaders have to be thinking about social impact.

Register Now!

Summit Social Promo

Join us and hear from WeHero during a virtual event that equips social impact leaders in the corporate sector with the strategies, tactics, and guidance they need to turn their companies into forces for good.

Register Now!

3 // Save money. Live better. Read this WeHero 100.

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This month we're excited to announce the addition of Walmart to the WeHero 100. The WeHero 100 is a list of 100 of the best companies at social impact and employee engagement. A big congrats to Walmart for all of its accomplishments. Want to learn about what makes them special? Read more.

See The WeHero 100

4 // Key dates to keep in mind

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Don't let these dates coming up in the next 3 months pass you by as you continue crushing your social impact goals!

Purple Heart Day - August 7th

International Youth Day - August 12th

National Nonprofit Day - August 17th

World Humanitarian Day - August 19th

Women's Equality Day - August 26th

Environmental Awareness Month - September

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - September

International Day of Charity - September 5th

International Day of Peace - September 21st

Keep track of all the social impact days that are important to your employees with our WeHero Social Impact Calendar!

Here's to making an impact

WeHero designs, plans, and executes corporate volunteer, team building, and employee engagement experiences that create social impact. Our team works to develop new programs to create better cultures, better brands, and a better world. Our mission: Empower the world to change the world.


The WeHero Team

The Writers

Andy VandenBerg
Andy VandenBerg is the co-founder and COO of WeHero where he works closely with hundreds of companies to help them reach their social impact goals. Andy speaks actively about the importance of aligning strategy with social responsibility and how companies can pursue both purpose and profit. Andy’s past experience includes private equity and family office investing. If he’s not in front of his computer, you can find him in the Pacific Ocean or Lake Michigan.
Ben Sampson
Ben Sampson is the co-founder and CEO of WeHero where he works closely with hundreds of companies to help them reach their social impact goals. Ben speaks actively about corporate social responsibility, volunteerism, sustainability, and how companies united with activism drive powerful change. Ben’s past experience includes leading product teams, building startups, and studying sustainable business strategy at Harvard. In his free time, he’s an avid outdoor enthusiast focused on skiing, surfing, and mountain biking.

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