The CSR Community in EMEA is a network of passionate Johnson & Johnson professionals who are delivering upon the 2020 Trust Strategy at a national level. It was created in 2013 to help build internal capacity in the field of health and innovation and to provide a valuable support and learning network.
Across EMEA, we have a network of over 600 passionate individuals who are at the front line of delivering and supporting our 2020 Trust Strategy. This is our J&J EMEA CSR Community. Though this network, we connect and collaborate to build innovative solutions to health challenges in local communities to make positive and life-changing interventions, or differences, that fulfil and strengthen the mission of the Trust.
Unlocking potential at the Trust’s inaugural EMEA CSR Community Educational Program hosted at INSEAD Business School
Over 40 J&J participants from across EMEA attended the Trust Community Educational Program at INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France in November 2015. This program represented the next step in further developing the knowledge and skill-sharing of our EMEA CSR Community. Representatives from across all J&J business sectors attended the program from a wide range of functions including business development, health care compliance, CSR and communications.
The program entitled `Connect – Collaborate – Innovate’ used tools from the Trust/INSEAD’s Innovating Health for Tomorrow program (see page 30) to inspire participants to explore new ways of thinking and shape innovative ideas for social need both in the health and CSR arena.
Facilitated by INSEAD, one of the Trust’sFlagship Partners and one of the world’s leading business schools, the two day session empowered the group to unlock their creativity and to understand the true meaning of value impact by using tools to explore business model innovation. Over 180 new ideas with the potential to change lives were generated during the session. These ideas were then screened by the group using the Idea Tournament tool which uses `crowd sourcing’ evaluation and idea ownership to further drill down and identify potential contenders for future investment and development. As a result, 12 ideas were selected for incubation by the J&J teams and supported by INSEAD hosted webinars during the first half of 2016.
In May 2016, the group reconvened at the INSEAD Campus in Fontainebleau to present their final proposals to a Committee of prestigious internal and external stakeholders. The Committee assessed the team’s learning journey and taken into account the evolution of their innovative ideas and selected the three most viable proposals to move forward to the next stage supported by the Trust Team in EMEA.
The Trust is currently evaluating the program and deciding on new courses and training for the future.
Previous EMEA CSR Community Events:
2014: Inaugural Conference
In November 2014, the Trust hosted its first EMEA CSR Community Conference in Athens with over 60 delegates from 20 countries attending. The theme of the conference was ‘Joining together to make a bigger impact’ and it provided a unique platform for members to gain a greater understanding of the Trust’s 2020 Strategy and to expand their knowledge base through skill-based learning workshop.
Unlocking potential at the Trust’s EMEA Educational Program hosted at INSEAD Business School
Video: 2015 Trust/INSEAD Educational Program
Video: 2014 Trust EMEA CSR Community Conference