CSR Business Conference

8:45-9:30  Opening Keynote – Savers, Inc

Tony Shumpert, Vice President of Supply Chain Operations

9:45-10:45  Research Presentation - The Edelman Trust Barometer

Liz Gorman, Senior Vice President, Business + Social Purpose

11:00-12:00  Panel Discussion #1 – Employee Engagement…Why?

Engaging employees has become the “holy grail” of many CSR programs. Why is that, and how can we do it better? This panel will explore how organizations of different sizes and across industries are leading the way when it comes to engaging employees through social purpose initiatives aligned with their mission, values and culture. The discussion will feature Amy Kot, Senior VP for Employee Engagement, Edelman; Lisa Passé, Vice President of Global Brand Communications, Starbucks Coffee Co.; Lee Rhodes, Founder of Glassbaby, and Dan Shaw, Director of People & Culture Communications, PayPal.

12:00-1:30  Luncheon – Subaru Loves the Earth, a Facilitated Conversation

  • Bridget Hanrahan, Marketing Manager, Subaru of America
  • Heidi Happonen, Co-Founder & Partner, PRPOSE Strategies

1:30-2:30  Breakout Roundtable Discussions

These moderated roundtable discussions will engage attendees in discussing hands-on strategies for advancing CSR initiatives within their firms. 

  1. ESG Metrics and Measurement, Yoram Bernet, CEO, Scope 5
  2. Employee Engagement: Diverse Tactics for a Diverse Workforce, Jamie Serino, Director of Marketing, MicroEdge + blackbaud
  3. Beyond the Basics: CSR 102, Kevin Wilhelm, CEO, Sustainable Business Consulting

2:45-3:45  Panel Discussion #2 – Building A Sustainable CSR Eco-System

Good Business can grow and thrive by helping the world around them adopt sustainable practices, and by engaging their own customers and followers in stewardship. The most effective partnerships can help to create a world that is regenerative and supportive. Tom Vogl, CEO of The Mountaineers, will moderate a panel featuring Bryan Papé, Chief Executive Officer of MIIR, and Laura Swapp, Director of Public Affairs and Next Gen Marketing from REI. Panelists will discuss how we can create an eco-system that that will protect, enhance, and create greater access to the outdoors for the long-term. 

4:00-6:00  Networking Reception


Highlights from our March 2016 conference.