Meet Peter Hansen

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Hank Boerner – Chair & Chief Strategist

#Business & Society #Corporate Citizenship #Corporate Responsibility #Corporate Sustainability #Sustainability Professionals 

Joining Outstanding Faculty for Spring CSR Certificate Course
 May 16th and 17th at Rutgers University Business School
On May 16th and 17th, the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and Governance & Accountability Institute present the Spring 2017 CSR Certificate Program for corporate managers, not-for-profit and foundation managers, and others interested in career opportunities and advancement in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”), Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Sustainability, Philanthropy, Risk Management, Ethics, and related positions.
An outstanding faculty of professionals from leading CSR and sustainable investment organizations will lead the interactive discussions which are a feature of the course.  For information about the course and to register, visit:
Meet one of your course leaders:
Peter Hansen, Principal, Hansen Philanthropic Solutions
Topic:  “The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility”

A conversation with Peter: 
Q:  How is your day-to-day work related to the CSR Certificate Program?
(PH)  As a fundraising consultant working for several performing arts institutions and a former chief development officer, I interact frequently with the vice president/senior vice president of corporate foundations and CSR programs.  In my role as a consultant, I advise arts organizations on how to structure approaches to corporations based on an analysis of their CSR programs.
Q:  What can attendees expect to learn from your session?
(PH)  I discuss CSR through the lens of a fundraiser and former senior vice president of development for a major performing arts center.  I help participants understand how the growing migration of corporations to integrated CSR programs affects fundraising.
Q:  What advice do you have or opportunity that you see for attendees who complete the CSR Certificate Program?
(PH)  Increasingly, corporations are seeking staff who understand how to execute CSR programs.  Siloed corporate philanthropy programs are rapidly declining.  Corporate giving is now integrated into CSR platforms at many Fortune 500 corporations. 
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Career Background:  Peter Hansen
Peter provides counsel and facilitates relationships with major and principal gift donors for one of the nation’s largest performance arts centers.  He develops and manages curates leadership forums featuring such leading executives as Tim Ryan (PWC); Michael Bloomberg (former Mayor-New York City and Principal, Bloomberg LP); Ralph Izzo (PSEG); and others as a means to attract corporate leaders and affluent individuals to support worthy causes.
He is principal of Hensen Philanthropic Solutions, LLP, which provides strategic fundraising counsel to a select group of clients (for capital campaigns, capacity enhancement, principal gift programs, and leadership development).  His area of focus is arts and culture institutions.
Peter served as Senior Vice President, Development, for the New Jersey Performing Arts center, with over a decade of service to this leading institution, leading the development program.
Peter holds the B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College, and was active in Delta Kappa Epsilon, whose past members have included President Teddy Roosevelt and first to visit the North Pole explorer Robert Peary. .
For information about the course and to register, visit: