Below are excerpts of @AliceKorngold’s recent “Expert Perspective” blog post in Fast Company, featuring an interview with Barry Salzberg, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limied (DTTL):

[small_ad_left]”Business strategy and social impact are a powerful combination, especially when companies fully align and integrate the two,” says Barry Salzberg, the newly named chairman of the board of United Way Worldwide (UWW) and global chief executive officer at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL).”

“Salzberg likens his role as chairman of UWW to his role as global CEO of DTTL. “I’m seeing similarities in leading a network of member firms around the world,” said Salzberg. “In each case, the network of firms function independently, yet share the same mission, methodology, and commitment to clients.”

“Salzberg talks passionately about his own volunteer experiences, which began later in his career. He encourages others to start early. “Although I always contributed financially, I didn’t realize how useful I could be as a volunteer,” he said. “Once I started, I was really hooked.” He first became involved as a board member with the YMCA of Greater New York, which Salzberg was later asked to chair. “From the beginning it was an unbelievable experience. I loved the mission and the work.” Next he joined the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which he also enjoyed “immensely.” He’s now chairman of College Summit.”

“Before volunteering, I thought that all I could do was give and raise money. That’s important and I’m happy to do that. But then that morphs into intellectual capacity and idea generation, and then pro bono service, and that becomes very meaningful,” said Salzberg. “It’s become a way of life.”

View the Original Article Here on Fast Company.

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KEYWORDS: Deloitte, DTTL, Barry Salzberg, corporate philanthropy, community involvement, volunteerism, pro bono, United Way

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