CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation “Mobilized for Impact” as a first-time participant in the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. Hyatt Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Robb Webb served as the company’s delegate to the annual meeting, held Sept. 23-26 in New York. In addition to meeting with potential partners and thought leaders to inform Hyatt’s forthcoming CGI commitment, Webb was a featured guest on the Laureate International Universities live conference webcast, addressing more than 780,000 students around the world on how Hyatt is using its global brand presence to empower associates to make a difference in their own communities.
“CGI’s vision of mobilizing for impact and turning ideas into positive actions is exactly what Hyatt is all about,” said Webb. “Through our collaboration with CGI and a variety of partners, we can create lasting, scalable success in the neighborhoods where our hotels are located, where our associates live and work and our guests come to visit. As our company continues on its journey to make a difference, we will continue to work with partners and allies that also have human care and human spirit at the heart of their business.”
The company, which earlier this year launched its Ready to Thrive philanthropy program to support education as a critical foundation for future success, is among the newest CGI members and expects to announce its formal commitment focused on caring for people and communities and advancing its global philanthropic commitment in 2014.
In 2011, Hyatt launched its signature corporate responsibility platform, Hyatt Thrive. Focused on care and responsibility, Hyatt Thrive formalized the company’s commitment to its people, the communities where its hotels operate, and the planet. Along with establishing targets for reducing the company’s environmental impact, Hyatt Thrive sets a global vision of promoting responsible business practices across four key areas: environmental sustainability, education and personal advancement, economic development and investment, and health and wellness.
Hyatt expanded its corporate responsibility commitment with the launch of Ready to Thrive in 2013, a multi-year philanthropic commitment to education initiatives in Hyatt communities around the world. With a focus on literacy and career readiness, Ready to Thrive supports community organizations and programs that offer a launching point for individuals to learn and develop the critical skills needed to professionally advance.