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AGENDA
DECEMBER 03 - 04, 2020
VIRTUAL MEETING
December 03 - 04, 2020

About the Virtual Conference

2020 has been an extraordinary year in many ways. Corporate Citizenship professionals saw their work elevated and were called upon in unprecedented ways to respond to both internal and external events. The Covid-19 pandemic brought to light the interdependence of all humanity globally and exposed disparities and inequities, particularly in communities of color in the U.S. The death of George Floyd shifted the focus to addressing long-standing racial injustice and accelerated solutions for social and racial equity.

Corporate Citizenship professionals have consistently worked at the intersection of their companies and their communities with one foot in the company and one foot in the community. The Corporate Citizenship Forum will examine the internal and external interdependence that Corporate Citizenship professional navigate on a daily basis and provide a pathway to advancing the work in 2021.

Sessions We Are Planning

  • Being Radically Interdependent – How Sectors Are Connecting to Address Pressing Social Issues
  • How a Pandemic and Addressing Racial Justice Changed Our World: The Corporate Citizens Role – “The New Normal(s)”
  • Inclusive Solutions: Prudential Case Study
  • Employee Engagement and Virtual Volunteering
  • Global Corporate Citizenship – Viewpoints from Europe and Asia on Corporate Citizenship
  • Giving Opportunities Outside the U.S. – Philanthropic Intermediaries Provide Insights
  • Research Touchstone: Our Economy – Where Are We Today and Where Are We Going?
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) – Working Together to Strengthen Communities & Companies
  • Corporate Citizenship Professionals Moving Forward in 2021

Who Should Attend

This program is designed especially for executives with responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Corporate Philanthropy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Corporate Foundations
  • Community Affairs and Community Relations
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
  • Board Service
  • Corporate Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Legal, Regulatory, and Financial Advisory
  • Cause Marketing

Get Involved

If you would like to get more involved in this year’s conference, please contact us.

Paurvi Bhatt, Vice President Medtronic Philanthropy, President, Medtronic Foundation

John Brothers, President, T. Rowe Price Foundation, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Dan Cardinali, CEO, Independent Sector

Eduardo Cetlin, President, Amgen Foundation & Executive Director Responsibility, Amgen, Inc.

Lori Esposito Murray, President, Committee for Economic Development

Lorrie Foster, Director of Corporate Strategy, IAVE

Shané Harris, Vice President, Contributions, Prudential Financial Inc.

Rebecca Henderson, Author "Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire" and Professor, Harvard University

Jenny Lawson, Chief Civic Innovation Officer, Point of Light

Sandro Mesquita, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability for Latin America,

Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director, Economics & Global Research Chair, The Conference Board, Inc.

Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board

Day One | Thursday, December 3, 2020

11:45 AM – Noon

Welcome

Tony Tapia, Program Director, The Conference Board

Noon – 12:30 PM

Being Radically Interdependent

Our humanity and connectedness became even more apparent in 2020. Dan Cardinali talks about the interdependence of our sectors – nonprofits/NGOs, business, private enterprise and government on addressing today’s most pressing social issues.

Keynote Speaker:

Dan Cardinali, CEO, Independent Sector

12:30 – 12:45 PM

Curated Reflection - Questions and Answers

Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, The Conference Board

12:45 – 1:00 PM Break
1:00 – 1:45 PM

How A Pandemic and Addressing Racial Justice Changed Our World: The Corporate Citizens Role – “The New Normal(s)”

Demonstrations for social and racial justice and COVID-19 put the role of CSR professionals front and center in 2020. This panel of CSR professionals and thought leaders will examine the evolving role of the Corporate Citizenship professional.

Moderator:

Paurvi Bhatt, President, Medtronic Foundation, Vice President Medtronic Philanthropy

John Brothers, President, T. Rowe Price Foundation

1:45 – 1:55 PM

Curated Reflection

Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, The Conference Board

 

1:55 – 2:00 PM Break
2:00 – 2:50 PM

Inclusive Solutions: Prudential Case Study

Over the past several years Prudential has undertaken an enterprise wide initiative to understand and address the impact of rapid changes in our society. Prudential executives will discuss how their CSR and Diversity & Inclusion staff are working together on employee engagement and social impacts in Newark and beyond.

Moderator:

Shané Harris, President, Prudential Foundation, Prudential Financial Inc.

2:50 – 3:00 PM

Curated Reflection

Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, The Conference Board

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Employee Engagement and Virtual Volunteering

During the pandemic and racial justice demonstrations, employees engaged in virtual volunteering and opportunities expanded. How do Corporate Citizenship professionals build on this momentum in the U.S. and globally? The state of volunteerism in-person and virtually will be discussed.

Jenny Lawson, Chief Civic Innovation Officer, Points of Light

Lorrie Foster, Director of Corporate Strategy, International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Curated Reflection and Closing Day 1

Tony Tapia, Program Director, The Conference Board

 

 

Day Two | Friday, December 4, 2020

11:45 AM

Welcome

Tony Tapia, Program Director, The Conference Board

11:45 am – Noon

Research Touchstone – Our Economy – Where are we today and where are we going?

The Conference Board’s chief economist shares insights on economic indicators and global forecasts.

Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director, Economics & Global Research Chair, The Conference Board

Noon – 1:00 PM

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)– Working Together to Strengthen Communities and Companies

Companies face interconnected challenges in governance, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility: shareholder activism, digital threats, and supply chain issues, to name a few. The Conference Board ESG Center and key thought leaders share insights and ways of bringing together siloed segments of our companies to have a greater societal impact.

Moderator:

Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board

Panelists:

Eduardo Cetlin - President, Amgen Foundation & Executive Director Responsibility, Amgen, Inc.

Rebecca Henderson, Author “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire” and Professor, Harvard University

Lori Esposito Murray, CEO, Committee for Economic Development

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Curated Reflections

1:15 – 1:30 PM     Break
1:30 – 2:30 PM

Global Corporate Citizenship – Leveraging 2020 Vision to Accelerate to 2030 and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

More than ever, Corporate Citizenship professionals are coming together to solve large societal problems by building on a company’s assets for good. The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a road map for government, NGOs and companies to collaborate and make progress on achieving the SDGs.

This session will provide case examples of how companies are working effectively internally and externally to create stronger communities by engaging their employees and their company’s core competencies to deliver sustainable impact.

Sandro Mesquita, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability for Latin America, AT&T

2:30 – 2:45 PM

Curated Reflections

2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:30 PM

Corporate Citizenship Professionals Moving Forward in 2021

The pandemic exposed the inequity and disparities in healthcare, housing, income inequality and lack of access to education and transportation and economic particularly amongst Latinx, Black and Native American communities who have been hit the hardest. The death of George Floyd accelerated the response by companies to make commitments to racial justice and equity.

What’s the role business and Corporate Citizenship can and should be playing to help close the gaps? And equally important, how do we maintain transparency around the inequities, keeping it at the forefront for actionable solutions, post-COVID-19, post-demonstrations when people go back to their “new normals”?

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Curated reflections and Closing

Tony Tapia, Program Director, The Conference Board

Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, The Conference Board

 

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