Tanya Bolden, AIAG’s director, corporate responsibility products and services, has accepted her nomination to the Corporate Responsibility Association’s advisory board. The CRA advisory board acts as the advising body of the association and dedicates itself to improving the services, programs, communication, and benefits available to its members. Bolden joins a group of 14 other CR leaders on the advisory board and will be the board’s second representative from the automotive industry.
“Corporate responsibility is an opportunity as well as a risk area for businesses today,” Bolden says. “By participating on the CRA advisory board, I hope to learn more about how other companies and industries are addressing corporate responsibility challenges. There’s the potential to bring back some best practices from other industries that can be incorporated into automotive.
“I will also work to create greater awareness of AIAG and the excellent work our association is doing for the automotive industry,” she adds.
CRA promotes the practice of sustainability and responsible organizational behavior as good for both society and driving organizational results. The association’s mission is to promote the practice and profession of corporate responsibility in service of good business, and educate and engage leaders at all levels to use corporate responsibility to reduce risk, improve operational efficiency, save money, attract talent, and encourage innovation.
The CRA is managed by SharedXpertise Media, LLC, which publishes the popular CR Magazine, a robust source of content, including articles and video interviews on a variety of CR topics. It also publishes the well-known annual list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens.
Currently, Bolden leads AIAG’s strategic programming and associated product offerings in the CR space, working with teams of AIAG member-company volunteers to develop and implement guidelines and share best practices to help companies manage their legislative, regulatory, and customer requirements on issues such as supply chain sustainability, environmental responsibility, and business ethics.
She joined AIAG in October 2010 from General Motors Company, where she served as corporate responsibility manager and was responsible for a broad range of global corporate responsibility issues impacting the company. She specifically was responsible for the social sector, including industry collaborations, stakeholder engagement, reporting, risk assessment, and cross-functional leadership interface. Bolden worked at General Motors for 20 years, in a variety of positions with growing responsibilities. She holds a bachelor’s of science from Michigan State University and a master of science in administration from Central Michigan University.