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Corporate Responsibility 2009

| 1/1/2009

CEO Survey results - Philanthropy

How much does your organization plan to donate to charity or philanthropic endeavors in 2009 compared with 2008?
2008 2007 Change from
2007 (% pts.)
More 20% 23% -2.5
Less 19 8 +11.3
About the same 61 67 -6.4
Don’t know/not sure 0 2 -2.4

Steven Sonberg
Viewpoint Philanthropy
Steven Sonberg
Holland & Knight
Managing Partner
Miami

Being green is extremely important to us in terms of our internal workings as well as the kind of work we do for our clients. We have a focus on sustainability in all offices. For example, 383 tons of paper are recycled each year. We recycle printer cartridges and buy recycled cartridges, use 30% post-consumer paper and sell or donate old furniture instead of discarding it. We also use paperless court and agency filing procedures. In addition, we approach social responsibility in four areas: diversity in our workforce, community service, helping people gain access to the justice system and contributions to the community. [The firm supports two internal initiatives; Opening Doors for Children, which calls for teaching and mentoring students in the community, and its Holocaust Remembrance Project.] Community service is not a mandate, but it’s tracked and lawyers report it. It’s evaluated for compensation and advancement.

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