Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, Realized Worth & Executive Director, RW Institute
Chris Jarvis is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Realized Worth, a consulting firm focused on the design and implementation of transformative employee volunteering and giving initiatives. His work with organizations of all sizes from around the world is helping mobilize employees to make meaningful contributions in the communities where they live and work.
In 2015, Chris and his partner, Angela Parker, launched the RW Institute (RWI), a think tank focused on advancing the practice and theory of corporate citizenship.
Widely known for his thought-leadership in employee volunteering, workplace giving and corporate social responsibility, in 2011, the United Nations Office of Partnerships invited Chris to design and launch the first private sector led initiative to achieve the post-millennial Sustainable Development Goals through corporate volunteering. The IMPACT2030 initiative is the only business led effort designed to unite companies in their corporate volunteering efforts to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2021, the RW Institute launched Nudge the Good. The initiative aims to formally apply Behavioral Science insights to the practice of employee volunteering and giving. The goal is to model a scientific approach for break-through results in corporate citizenship that can be shared and duplicated by organizations in any region or context. Nudge the Good partners include Ideas42, The World Bank, Nike, Medtronic Foundation, Target, Starbucks, KPMG, CIBC, Altria, and 3BL Media.
The goal is to help practitioners be more successful – whether they are clients, engaged formally or not. Chris believes the work these men and women do as part of corporate citizenship is critical to addressing the huge social and environmental issues facing our global society.