Green Ambassador Corporate Citizenship Program

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” 

-Woodrow Wilson

Paladino envisions a future where community, business and the planet are thriving. We empower our employees to make a difference outside the office through our Global Green Ambassador corporate citizenship program.

Rather than make a single corporate donation, Paladino has structured its program to support employees to donate both time and money to organizations that address sustainability issues in the broadest sense, such as through work in global health, microfinance, neighborhood development, disaster recovery and habitat preservation. Our goal is to expand our reach beyond green buildings by leveraging the passion of our most valuable asset – our people.

The Green Ambassador corporate citizenship program focuses on three impact domains that align with the Abundance framework of People, Planet and Prosperity.

People: Paladino provides eight hours of paid time-off per employee per year for participation in volunteer activities of the employee’s choice during regular work hours.

Planet: In order to support longer-term sustainable humanitarian efforts in developing communities and disaster areas, the company awards an annual Outbound Ambassadorship Grant to a single employee through a rigorous application process. Each year the selected employee is provided up to four weeks time off at 50% compensation in addition to a cash stipend to offset costs associated with travel, housing and food for a volunteer mission. Employee activities focus around knowledge transfer of sustainability and green building expertise to humanitarian organizations.

Prosperity: Paladino provides financial support through matching donations to an approved organization for which an employee volunteers or is a board member, covers registration costs for volunteer events and matches funds that employees raise in development efforts.

To learn more, visit our Global Green Ambassador page.