Hasbro creates new Global Purpose Organisation to advance its positive impact in sustainability, ethical sourcing and more

Hasbro has detailed the creation of a new Global Purpose Organisation with the mission of accelerating the firm’s ongoing efforts ‘to make the world a better place for all children and families.’

The new team will head up the global toy maker’s current initiatives across Global Government Relations, Global Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Ethical Sourcing and Philanthropy, and Social Impact.

To lead this team and its efforts, Kathrin Belliveau has been appointed chief purpose officer, reporting to Hasbro’s chairman and CEO, Brian Goldner.

Belliveau joined Hasbro in 1997 as an attorney supporting corporate, brand, licensing, global operations and commercial legal matters. She has held a series of leadership roles including the establishment of Hasbro’s global government relations practice and the development of Hasbro’s ethical sourcing and product safety programs.

She has also been instrumental in the creation of Hasbro’s Corporate Social Responsibility function, leading the evolution of the company’s CSR and ESG strategy and priorities in response to the rapidly-changing environment and needs of stakeholders around the world.

“Hasbro has a proud legacy as a responsible corporate citizen and the extraordinary events of the past year have reinforced the importance of putting our purpose and values at the center of all that we do,” said Brian Goldner, chairman and CEO of Hasbro.

“As global play and entertainment company, we have an opportunity, as well as a responsibility, to use our business as a force for good and convener of progress. I am confident that Kathrin’s appointment to chief purpose officer and the creation of the new Global Purpose Organization will allow us to harness the full power of our efforts and have an even greater positive impact on the world.”

Belliveau, added: “Rapidly evolving global, environmental, and social issues have highlighted the importance of corporate purpose now more than ever. I’m excited to work with Brian, our senior leadership team, and our talented teams across the globe as we create a new organization to further embed purpose into everything we do and positively impact the world for years to come.”

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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