Lindsey Buss of the World Bank Group on Giving $6.6 Million Back to the Community

Through The Noise
July 25, 2016

Lindsey Buss of the World Bank Group on Giving $6.6 Million Back to the Community

Through the Noise #195
Lindsey Buss // Senior Officer Communications // World Bank Group

Lindsey Buss

Today’s guest is Lindsey Buss of the World Bank Group. As Senior Officer for Community Outreach, he works with a program called Community Connections and facilitates the giving back of $6.6 million by 69% of the 10,000 person staff of the World Bank. Unlike grants which require the recipients to spend their funds in a certain fashion, the contributions collected by the WBG are not restricted and do not require detailed reporting. The Community Connections program is part of the corporate social responsibility arm of the World Bank which also allows staff to volunteer during the work week for local nonprofits, contributing their expertise to local causes about which they are passionate. Join us today for a discussion about the benefits of giving back to the community where you live and work and how that involvement through the workplace can attract and retain key talent.

Lindsey Buss is Senior Officer for Community Connections at the World Bank Group, where he oversees philanthropic, volunteer, and a variety of other community activities such as the high school internship program. Prior to joining the World Bank, Lindsey served for nine years as President & CEO of Martha’s Table, an education and nutrition nonprofit in Washington, DC and seven years as an attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

The World Bank Group’s mission is to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity worldwide and through its Community Connections program it supports those efforts in its host city of Washington, D.C. with a variety of corporate social responsibility initiatives.