“Skills-based volunteerism involves teams of three to four employees each, who use their professional skills or bring new expertise and insight to solve a nonprofit’s technical or operational challenge. At the Covestro Institute for Engagement (CIE) at Robert Morris University, more than 175 employees from Covestro and seven other companies, including Alcoa and PNC, have been trained to perform this kind of public service.”
Rebecca L. Lucore, head of CSR and sustainability for Covestro LLC’s America’s region, writes, “The Purpose Economy is defined by the quest for people to have more purpose in their lives. It is an economy where value lies in establishing purpose for employees and customers by serving needs greater than their own, thereby enabling personal growth and building community.
As the shift occurs, the Purpose Economy will need to have its own headquarters, in much the same way as Silicon Valley has been the center of gravity for the Information Economy.