It is an effort to balance giving in such cases. Encana, as an example tends to focus their efforts toward helping natural gas to work well. In Rifle, Colorado, Encana funded a grant to supply gas boilers for new library. They also support health and wellness efforts in the community and support education in the STEM fields, to encourage more careers in the energy industry.
In our first half hour, Doug Hock of Encana elaborates on the various projects the company gets involved in, from tuition programs, to grassroots efforts, and event small scale support. More importantly, he explains how giving helps their employees to be more engaged with their community and with their jobs.
The second half of the show features Amy Venturi and Robin Olsen of Anadarko who emphasize that their employees live in the communities where they work,
"We want these to be great places to live."
They do that by focusing their contributions for each division of the company - to make sure that not only do the communites get what they need, but that the employees are engaged and involved. Anadarko focuses on the development and engagement of young professionals through volunteerism, providing enlightening leaders and speakers, and making them feel like a valuable part of the company. Listen to the entire Connect & Collaborate program to hear just how these programs are implemented, their overall effect to communities and employees.
Tune in Saturday at 10:00 AM on KNUS 710 – or download our podcast - you’ll find it embedded at below, and on the KNUS podcast page.