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Virtual Conference Schedule

Tuesday, December 7

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Attendees can coordinate 1:1 meet-ups with friends, colleagues, and fellow participants. Exhibitor booths are open.
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Speakers: Rohit Bhargava (he/him) & Jennifer Brown (she/her)

What does it take to create (and drive!) change through your Corporate Citizenship efforts in your organization? It’s a question that you probably think about every day. In this unique conversation-driven keynote from bestselling authors Rohit Bhargava and Jennifer Brown, we will tackle one of the hottest topics in the world of CSR: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Through a combination of storytelling, case studies and a candid look at what really works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to shifting perspectives, this keynote will offer an eye-opening take on an urgently important topic. Through their shared experiences working with some of the largest organizations in the world, Rohit and Jennifer will take you on a journey of what DEI done right really looks like, why it matters and what it really takes to build a more inclusive workplace and world.  

1:30 – 2:00 PM
Attendees can coordinate 1:1 meet-ups with friends, colleagues, and fellow participants. Exhibitor booths are open.
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Addressing Equity through CSR During a Racial Awakening in Minneapolis

Speakers: Katie Clark Sieben, Cargill, she/her; Mike Dominowski, Thrivent, he/him; Olivia Jefferson, United Healthcare, she/her; Deb Morris, Best Buy, she/her

Companies across the US are working through the challenges and opportunities of addressing racial equity through CSR following the murder of George Floyd. This is especially true for the Minnesota-based speakers in this session, who will discuss the immediate and long-term response to tragedy in their community. Speakers will discuss operationalizing efforts beyond the announcement of support and the type of intentionality it takes to push a movement forward to lasting, sustainable social change.

Domain: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Career Level: Entry Level, Mid-Level, Senior Level

Shifting from ESG Compliance to Purpose-Driven Action

Speaker: Sona Khosla, Benevity, she/her

Last year companies experienced a tectonic shift in stakeholder expectations, especially in ESG and brand activism. This has impacted the way corporate purpose programs look at designing and executing programs and gain trust from stakeholders. In this session, you will learn about trends informing the future of CSR, insightful success stories from leading brands, and tactics CSR professionals can use to shift from ESG compliance to purpose-driven, trustful, and engagement-focused programs.

Domain: Corporate Communications
Career Level: Senior Level

Leveraging Your Unique Capabilities to Drive Meaningful Disaster Relief

Speaker: Speaker:Julio Suarez, Anheuser Busch, he/him

When it comes to giving back, it’s important for companies to be proactive and look beyond the checkbook to drive meaningful impact when it’s needed most. During this session, we will cover the importance of authenticity when developing an impactful CSR program and how Anheuser-Busch has leveraged its unique production and logistics expertise to ensure they always stand ready to support disaster relief efforts in partnership with the American RedCross and National Volunteer Fire Council.

Domain: Disaster Preparedness, Relief, and Response
Career Level: Mid-level

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Attendees can coordinate 1:1 meet-ups with friends, colleagues, and fellow participants. Exhibitor booths are open.
3:30 – 4:00 PM

Step into a virtual lounge for a meet & greet with fellow attendees. Lounges will be available by regions and industries, giving you an additional opportunity to connect with your CSR peers with similar interests and challenges.

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Speakers: Carolyn Berkowitz, President and CEO, ACCP; and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Co-Director, Building Movement Project

Corporate social impact professionals are helping to lead the way as their companies increasingly ramp up their efforts to address issues of equity and inclusion. Yet little is known about the CSR teams themselves-including their racial and gender composition, their backgrounds and lived experiences, their own feelings about inclusion and equity, or the ways they learn and prepare to advance equity through their work. To understand more about these issues in our field, ACCP, together with Sean Thomas Breitfeld, co-director of Building Movements Project and Edgar Villanueva, CEO of Leverage Partners, launched first-of-its-kind research into equity in the CSR profession. In 2021, we set out to identify insights into CSR team representation, internal practices, and external equity-focused partnerships, as well as explore the lived experiences and internal barriers to success encountered by CSR professionals of color.Join Carolyn Berkowitz, President and CEO of ACCP, and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, lead researcher, for an initial look at the results of our study. Carolyn and Sean will share high-level findings and be joined by a panel of CSR leaders to discuss what’s next for equity in the field.

Wednesday, December 8

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Attendees can coordinate 1:1 meet-ups with friends, colleagues, and fellow participants. Exhibitor booths are open.

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Facilitated roundtable discussions to dive deeper into relevant CSR topics, discuss future trends, and brainstorm with peers.
1:00–2:00 PM

Panel discussion on the importance of CSR as an internal strategy to change systems and address equity in employee engagement.

Equity has taken center stage for corporate citizenship professionals in the last eighteen months. Companies have pledged their support for programs and nonprofits that are focused on equity and even engaged in funding systems change in their communities. CSR also serves as strategy
to change systems and address equity through employee engagement. In this panel discussion, we will showcase practices for advancing relationship-centered approaches covering areas including mentorship, employee resource groups, talent acquisition and development, skills-based volunteerism, and board leadership. Featuring a combination of case studies and implementation tips, this session will equip participants with the knowledge, tools, network, and models needed to strengthen their business case and influence change.

2:00–2:30 PM
Attendees can coordinate 1:1 meet-ups with friends, colleagues, and fellow participants. Exhibitor booths are open.
2:30–3:30 PM
High ROI Giving through Ongoing Partner Assessment and Accountability

Speaker: Dan Goldenberg, Call of Duty Endowment, he/him

As expectations of CSR grow, many companies are working to determine which strategic partners to support in meeting stakeholder demands and community needs. Hear about how the Call of Duty Endowment, America’s largest private funder of veteran employment charities, drives unprecedented social impact through its business-minded review of charitable partners. Learn about a grantee evaluation model that integrates CSR strategy, data transparency, performance measurement, & accountability to results.

Domain: Stakeholder Management (internal and external)

Breakthrough CSR Communication

Speakers: Rich Maiore, Rocket Social Impact, he/him &  Jennifer Ryan, Northwestern Mutual, she/her

Companies face a growing challenge telling their CSR & ESG story in an increasingly crowded, cynical, and changing marketplace. This requires CSR communicators tore-examine their approach to messages, content, and activations to engage employees, consumers, and key stakeholders. This interactive session will provide participants with a variety of new, practical ideas and approaches on how to raise awareness and engagement for your company’s CSR & ESG efforts.

Domain: CorporateCommunications
Career Level: Entry Level, Mid-Level

Every Donor is a Disaster Donor

Speakers: John Brothers, T. Rowe Price Foundation, he/him; Chris Hensman, Arnold Ventures, he/him; Sally Ray, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, she/her

When disaster strikes, it is often difficult to know how best to support your customers, employees, and communities–especially if disaster funding is not part of your existing focus area for giving. In this session, you’ll hear from fellow funders how your ongoingCSR focus areas can help inform your funding in disaster times. Join us to learn how to weave disaster relief, recovery, and resilience into your overall CSR strategy so when a disaster strikes you are prepared to respond.

Domain: Disaster Preparedness, Relief, and Response
Career Level: Mid-Level

3:30–4:00 PM
Attendees can coordinate 1:1 meet-ups with friends, colleagues, and fellow participants. Exhibitor booths are open.
4:00–5:00 PM
How Skills-Based Volunteers and Design Thinking Drive Greater Impact Together

Speakers: Fadi Al Qassar (he/him), Venture 2 Impact  & Brian Mattos (he/him) Salesforce

COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities within the social sector, highlighting the pressure of increased demand for services with limited resources to deliver them safely. To meet nonprofit needs, the speakers utilized skills-based volunteers and human-centered design thinking to pivot programming and strengthen partnerships. Speakers will explore how skills-based volunteers and design thinking can help drive innovative solutions in nonprofit service and improve employees’ sense of purpose.

Domain: Employee Service and Volunteerism
Career Level: Entry Level, Mid-Level, Senior Level

Building Community Resilience Through Virtual Volunteering

Speakers: Jennifer Enderlin (she/her) AT&T ; Elizabeth Eglé, SBP & Andy Bailey, AT&T, he/him

During a year where everyone was at home, AT&T and SBP broke down business unit silos and evolved their relationship beyond funding & home rebuilding to a virtual volunteer model to create a free mobile app to help communities prepare for disasters and quickly recover. Speakers will discuss lessons learned and share program details including the design think process and how engaging volunteers across various business units with first-hand experience with disasters created job enrichment.  

Domain: Employee Service and Volunteerism
Career Level: Mid-Level

How to Develop a POV on Social Issues within ESG

Speakers: Mark Feldman (he/him) & Nikki Korn (she/her) from Cause Consulting

Shaping and championing a company’s point of view (POV) on CSR and ESG issues is essential to a CSR professionals’ role. A strong, articulate, and consistent POV drives strategy, partner selection, and is core to storytelling, reporting, and thought leadership. Learn how to craft an informed and differentiated POV, align messaging with purpose and brand, capture progress, rally stakeholders, and explore the difference between ‘taking a stand’ on controversial issues and having a guiding POV.

Domain: Corporate Communications

Thursday, December 9

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Attendees can coordinate 1:1 meet-ups with friends, colleagues, and fellow participants. Exhibitor booths are open.

12:00–1:00 PM
Building Racial Equity and Solidarity in the Face of Anti-Asian Hate

Speaker: Stephanie Lomibao, Bank of America, she/her; Kimelyn Harris, Bank of America; Connie Jung Joe, Asian Americans Advancing Justice & Seema Agnani, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

Recent anti-Asian hate and racial discrimination has created a crisis that many companies cannot ignore. In the wake of this crisis, Bank of America’s ESG and D&I teams worked internally and externally to create opportunities for multifaceted action and restorative justice. This session will explore the importance of allyships, leveraging the voice of employees with proximate and lived experience, and acting in solidarity to address social change from the inside out.

Domain: Data Analysis, Reporting, and Insights
Career Level: Mid-Level, Senior Level

Measuring the Value of Philanthropic and Social Investments

Speakers: Sara Ansell  (she/her) True Impact & Monica Zucker (she/her) PIMCO

We’ve all heard the phrase, “what gets measured, gets managed.” Measuring the“S” in “ESG” is the most elusive and challenging to manage. As CSR professionals we are tasked with proving the value of our company’s philanthropic and social investments. Learn how PIMCO has evolved their model to measure impact and align with SDGs and KPIs, improve the value of philanthropic and social investments, make stronger investment decisions, and demonstrate value to senior leaders.

Domain: Data Analysis, Reporting, and Insights
Career Level: Mid-Level, Senior Level

Creating Equitable Opportunities for the Next Generation

Speaker: Beth Meyer, Discovery Education

Amidst the challenges of COVID-19, equitable education has become an even more urgent need in the creation of an inclusive talent pipeline. The next generation of the workforce needs to see employers who look like and relate to them, increasing employee diversity. In this session, speakers will discuss how they partnered across business units and engaged employees to give back and volunteer, while adjusting to the new norms of distance learning and community engagement to reach students. 

Domain: Employee Engagement
Career Level: Senior Level

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Attendees can coordinate 1:1 meet-ups with friends, colleagues, and fellow participants. Exhibitor booths are open.

1:30–2:30 PM

Speakers: Adrienne Bradley (she/her) ProMedica Health System; Becki Lynch, GSK, and Andrea Riehl (she/her) Best Buy

What do a hospital system, a consumer electronics company, and a pharmaceutical company have in common? From different industries, separate cities, and disparate focus areas they have each learned the impact that prioritizing community relationships can have in supporting the local neighborhoods where their businesses operate. Join us for this powerful session to learn about three effective collective impact programs integrated into and serving their local communities. In this session you will hear:

  1. How a hospital system is addressing social determinants of health through an integrated community approach and an inclusive RFP process; 
  2. How a consumer electronics company is addressing inequities in tech and internet access for students through a community-led partnership; and 
  3. How a pharmaceutical company is increasing racial and gender representation in STEM careers through a place-based approach by gaining buy-in and trust with other community leaders. 
2:30 – 3:00 PM
Attendees can coordinate 1:1 meet-ups with friends, colleagues, and fellow participants. Exhibitor booths are open.
3:00 – 3:45 PM

Leaders from ACCP partner organizations, all qualified CSR experts, will facilitate discussions on top-of-mind CSR topics. Join a lounge discussion, learn from others’ experiences, and contribute to the conversation.

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Speaker: Cristina Mittermeier, Marine Biologist and Activist, Co-Founder of SeaLegacy

There are secrets held deep within sacred cultures that many of us will never get to experience firsthand. These secrets transcend time, place and perhaps most importantly, possessions. Through a personal discovery of what it means to find joy by fulfilling our human promise, Cristina takes audiences to some of the most remote indigenous communities on earth.From the traditional Inuit ways of life in Greenland, the courageous warrior tribes of the Amazonian, to the resourceful youth of Madagascar’s Vezo tribe and the First Nation activists of British Columbia’s environmental movement, the ancient secret to happiness is not about how much we have, but by how much we give back.

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