As managing director of Diageo’s Latin American & Caribbean Hub, J. Randolph “Randy” Millian is committed to enriching the communities of the nearly 50 countries in the region.
“We strive to make a material impact on the lives of those less fortunate,” says Millian. “We really celebrate the engagement we have in our communities.”
Bringing the idea of social responsibility to life for management, employees, business partners and consumers throughout the region, Millian has developed a set of vibrant CSR programs that resonate with stakeholders. They include:
â— Encouraging responsible drinking through three regional campaigns
â— Sponsoring education and training through “Learning for Life” program, which teams Diageo with schools and philanthropic foundations throughout the region
â— Driving awareness of local causes through a musical tour program, “Buchanan’s Forever,” which featured superstars Elton John and James Blunt
â— Providing humanitarian relief through “Spirit of the Americas” initiative, which offers swift relief in disaster situations across the region
Millian is also involved externally in CSR efforts, working on a variety of projects aimed to promote trade and investment flow between nations. â–
Michael Kempner, MWW Group —
Kempner, president and CEO of MWW Group and the Financial Relations Board, showed his commitment to CSR efforts by establishing “MWW Group Green,” which promotes environmental responsibility throughout the agency. MWW was also one of the first PR firms to release a CSR report.
Steve Ellis, Chipotle —
Steve Ellis, founder, chairman and co-chief executive officer of Chipotle, has demonstrated a commitment to providing better-tasting food and better sources, helping to eliminate more than 41 million pounds of CO2 emissions and serving 52 million pounds of naturally raised meat.
John Brock, Coca-Cola Enterprises —
Under John Brock, chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola has earned the No. 1 spot in the Food and Beverage sector in Newsweek’s first-ever green rankings, while dramatically increasing the company’s investment in corporate responsibility and sustainability.
Glen Wakeman, Doral Bank —
When Puerto Rico’s Doral Bank was near collapse, CEO Wakeman stepped in and initiated an aggressive CSR strategy, developing sweeping social outreach programs. The move reestablished the financial institution’s image in the community.