2014 Corporate Citizenship Conference Agenda

The Impact Equation: Stronger Business, Greater Results, Better World



On September 8 - 10 join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for our annual Corporate Citizenship Conference, The Impact Equation: Stronger Business, Greater Results, Better World.

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Monday, September 8

 

Pre-Conference Issue Roundtables

A Path to Empowerment: Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (CSRI) and USCCF Roundtable

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) and Harvard Kennedy School CSRI are hosting our next meeting in the series A Path to Empowerment : The Woman Entrepreneur in the Supply Chain. This meeting  focuses on identifying and engaging with women as suppliers, the distinct challenges facing companies that aim to source from women, and how best to train women entrepreneurs.

(invite only, contact Kara Valikai for more information)

  • Jane Nelson, Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Jenny Smith, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Vital Voices
  • Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO, WEConnect International
  • Moderator: Kara Valikai, Director, Issue Networks, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Sourcing STEM Skills for America’s Competitive Advantage Sponsored by Apollo Education Group

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The STEM workforce shortage in the United States is well documented. Now that the shortage has been identified, we need a conversation about how best to source STEM skills to help the country sustain its competitive advantage.  This preconference roundtable explores successes in STEM careers, the sources—the skills supply chain—for STEM skills, and why educators and employers should partner to source STEM skills.

  • Anthony Carnevale, Director and Research Professor, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
  • Richard Crespin, CEO, Collaborate Up and Senior Fellow, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Brian K. Fitzgerald, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer, The Business-Higher Education Forum
  • Bob Sheets, Research Professor, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, George Washington University
  • Jason Tyszko, Senior Director of Policy, Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation 
  • Tim Welsh, Senior Vice President, University of Phoenix Industry Strategy Group, Apollo Education Group

Water Stewardship: Facilitating Business Action to Solve Water Challenges In partnership with World Wildlife Fund

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A 2014 Pacific Institute and VOX Global survey of major U.S. corporations found that 60% of companies believe water challenges will negatively affect business growth and profitability within five years. Despite growing concerns, most companies are not increasing the breadth and scale of their water risk- management practices. In fact, nearly 70% said their current level of investment in water management is sufficient.
In this session, participants will discuss key trends of a changing water world and explore a framework for corporate water stewardship to create sustainable solutions that yield societal, environmental and financial benefits.This includes developing a better understanding of water risks and impacts, building the business case for internal action, and accelerating collective action with external stakeholders.

  • Edwin Pinero, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Veolia
  • Shana Ruffus, Director, CSR - Environment, Anheuser-Busch
  • Jay Sherman, Lead Specialist, Freshwater Program, World Wildlife Fund-US
  • Emilio Tenuta, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab
  • Jennifer Gerholdt, Director, Environmental Initiatives, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Innovative Partnership Models for Impact Sponsored by Global Impact

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

No single group can solve the world’s problems alone. Challenges like global health, disaster relief, clean water, and human trafficking require a coordinated approach. Partnerships, in many forms, are key to effecting lasting change. Collaborative impact, social impact and collaborative capacity building represent three approaches for the private and nonprofit sectors to join in a collective effort to address global problems. This session will include experts and case studies to discuss how to increase your impact with these models.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Announcement of the Citizens' Finalists

Tuesday, September 9


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • The Honorable John McKernan, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

9:10 a.m. - 9:50 am

Morning Discussion: The Roots of Philanthropy

Panelists dive into the relationship between capitalism and philanthropy. How do both systems positively reinforce each other to create wealth and social good? The panelists look at the historical underpinnings of both philanthropy and capitalism, as well as how the nexus between them impacts society’s future.

  • Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute
  • Linda Childears, President and CEO, Daniels Fund
  • Moderator: Jeff Lundy Ph.D., Manager, Research, Center for Corporate Citizenship, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

9:50 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.

Introduction to Keynote Speaker

  • The Honorable John McKernan, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

9:55 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Opening Speaker - Shell Scenario Planner

10:20 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Students of the World

10:25a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Plenary Panel: Cultivating Local Impact

Many companies are moving away from a general “let’s partner” to a more specific “let’s partner in this town for this problem.” Corporate leaders are asking, “How do we create citywide sustainability, resilience, obesity prevention, and economic empowerment programs?” This panel discusses how partnerships focused on specific outcomes in local communities have produced lasting results.

  • Stan Litow, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM and President, IBM Foundation
  • James S. Marks, Senior Vice President and Director, Program Portfolios, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Bo Miller, Global Director for Corporate Citizenship, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Moderator: Liz Maw, CEO, Net Impact

11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Networking Break

11:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:10 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Enactus Student Presentation

  • Sarah Currid, Regional Vice President, Enactus
  • Texas State University, Enactus National Champions

12:25 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Introduction to Afternoon Plenaries

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Plenary Discussion: Leading Effective Change

Business executives discuss why creating positive societal impact is essential to their companies. They also share the types of citizenship initiatives, impact measurements, and return on investments they are looking for from a senior executive perspective. Learn how to create lasting impact with senior leadership in mind.

  • Luella Chavez D'Angelo, Chief Communications Officer, The Western Union Company
  • Ellen East, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Time Warner Cable
  • Alec Stern, Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Constant Contact
  • Moderator: Michael Jacobson, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Office, Intel

1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

Introduction to Discussion

1:35 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Plenary Discussion: Philanthropy and Social Impact - Where is the Common Ground?

Measurable impact is critical, as it should be, but does that mean that checkbook philanthropy is dead? Nonprofits and other civil society organizations still need unrestricted money to fund general operations in addition to programmatic dollars.  How do we reconcile the tension between capacity building and impact creation?

  • Diana Aviv, President and CEO, Independent Sector
  • Bruce McNamer, Head of Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase and Chief Executive Officer of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • Esra Ozer, President, Alcoa Foundation
  • Moderator: Scott Jackson, President and CEO, Global Impact

2:25 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Story of Impact: A Case Study

Hear from a citizenship leader on a best-in-class citizenship program, lessons learned, and best practices. Also hear personal stories from those impacted through that program.

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break and Transition to Breakout Sessions

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Stopping World Hunger through Food Security

One of our greatest global challenges is feeding 870 million people who suffering from chronic undernourishment, as well as the additional 2 billion people who will be living on this planet by 2050. How can we increase the amount of food on less land and us resources more efficiently? How can we ensure they have access to a sufficient and consistent supply of nutritious food? These questions and others are explored by our panel of experts.

  • Jeff Dykstra, CEO, Partners in Food Solutions
  • Jeff Terry, Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Amway
  • Hugh Welsh, President, DSM North America
  • Moderator: Kara Valikai, Director, Issue Networks, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Distributed Generation and Energy Storage

We are in the midst of a rapidly changing energy world. Global energy demand is rising, the prices of renewables and natural gas are falling, and communities are seeking more energy resilience in the face of natural and manmade disasters. It's therefore not surprising distributed generation and storage have emerged as hot topics for utilities, other businesses, and communities. In this session, participants will explore some of the critical questions, challenges and opportunities surrounding distributed generation and storage, and how we all can respond and adapt to an evolving energy landscape.  

  • Brad Fiebig, Program Development Manager, Power Management Solutions Group, Lockheed Martin
  • Jeff Miller, Principal, National Power & Utilities, Ernst & Young LLP
  • David Mohre, Executive Director, Energy & Power Division, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • David Owens, Executive Vice President of Business Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Edison Electric Institute
  • Moderator: Marty Spitzer, Director, Climate Change and Renewable Energy Policy, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Building Local Community Disaster Resilience

In today’s interconnected world, when a disaster hits, communities are only as strong as their weakest link.  Participants consider on this panel best practices for business engagement in local community resilience, including grassroots engagement, partnership development, and incentivizing preparedness activities.

The Impact of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Small businesses in the United States have generated 65% of net new jobs since 1995.  While important drivers of our economy, small businesses often are not able to access the resources to help bring their ideas to scale.  This breakout explores how corporate citizens can support an entrepreneurship culture and small business development in their local communities.

  • Jim Corcoran, President & CEO, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
  • Gina Harman, CEO, Accion US Network
  • Richard Crespin, CEO, Collaborate Up and Senior Fellow, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

From Podium to Participants: Continuing the Plenary Conversations around Cultivating Local Impact

Let’s continue this plenary discussion in an interactive breakout session

  • Stan Litow, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM and President, IBM Foundation
  • Liz Maw, CEO, Net Impact
  • Bo Miller, Global Director for Corporate Citizenship, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Marjorie Paloma, Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

 Networking Break and Transition to Breakouts


4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Re-Imagining a World that Wastes Not, Wants Not

We take. We make. We waste. And waste. By 2025 waste volumes will nearly double from 1.3 billion tons to 2.2 billion tons. In 2030, living on a planet with 9 billion people – including 3 billion new middle income consumers – will require thinking beyond take-make-waste to a post-waste economy. In this session, the American Chemistry Council, Ecova, and HP discuss how how they and other leading companies rethink design, manufacturing, and consumption to close loops, turn waste into energy, and find money in the trash at a scale that can solve the global waste challenge while driving real business and environmental results.

  • Craig Cookson, Director, Sustainability and Recycling, American Chemistry Council
  • Nate Hurst, Global Director of Environmental Progress, HP
  • Erik Makinson, Director of Waste Solutions, Ecova
  • Moderator: Richard Crespin, CEO, Collaborate Up and Senior Fellow, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Developing Skills, Financial Literacy, and Support for Women Entrepreneurs

Global corporations leverage their core business and value chain to increase opportunities for women-owned enterprises to expand and grow. More than ever, women-owned enterprises—ranging from artisanal cooperatives to medium-size businesses—are contributing to global supply chains. Speakers share how they develop and implement programming that supports skills building, business education, financial access and literacy, and overall support for female entrepreneurs. They also talk about their challenges and best practices for improving opportunity for female entrepreneurs.

  • Sydney Price, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Kate Spade New York
  • Charity Wallace, Vice President for Global Women's Initiatives, Bush Institute
  • Moderator: Kara Valikai, Director, Issue Networks, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Mobile Corporate Citizenship for Community Health and Safety

In this discussion, speakers will discuss the transforming power of mobile technology to create healthier and safer communities.  Mobile technologies can be game-changers to help people manage emergency situations, protect business and personal assets during disasters, and receive on-the-go access to important health information.  Speakers will discuss the importance of connectivity through mobile technology and how corporate citizens can play a role in keeping communities safe and well.  

The Future of Corporate Citizenship or the Future of Business?

How do businesses work with the civil society to better understand the future landscape of business and society? This session gives corporate citizens tools for being proactive and getting in front of social challenges now. Join a Shell scenario planner to explore the future, consider “what if” questions, and determine what’s next for businesses and communities.

  • Niel Golightly, Vice President, External Affairs, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Moderator: Gerald McSwiggan, Director, Issue Networks, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation




5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Reception and Entertainment by OrchKids
Food and Beverage Served

7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Issue Network Specific Dinners (Invite Only)

Wednesday, September 10


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Marc DeCourcey, Executive Director, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

8:35 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

Plenary Panel: Lessons from the Top: CEOs for Impact

Citizen-minded public and private leaders often strive to understand how they can improve human lives. On this panel, CEOs from diverse organizations discuss how their visionary leadership has led to increased access and opportunity for people around the world. The panelists examine how corporate citizenship principles are integrated into their core operations, and how their work improves human achievement through health, education, and economic opportunity. Through creativity, innovation, and hard work, they have created measurable, lasting impact and share their lessons for success.

9:35a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Story of Impact: A Case Study

Hear from a citizenship leader on a best-in-class citizenship program, lessons learned, and best practices. Also hear personal stories from those impacted through that program.

  • Ethan Kay, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, BioLite

9:45a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Plenary Panel: Moving Toward a Circular Economy

The circular economy aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract maximum value of these resources while in use, and recover and regenerate materials and products at the end of each life cycle. In this session panelists will highlight what the circular economy is and why companies are increasingly focused on this economic model, the benefits of the circular economy, and the scalable technologies, innovations, and processes that companies are employing to achieve zero waste and beyond.

  • Darren Beck, Director, Environmental Initiatives & CR Innovation, Sprint
  • Meghan Stasz, Senior Director, Sustainability, Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • Andrew Morlet, CEO, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Edwin Pinero, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Office, Veolia
  • Moderator: Jennifer Gerholdt, Director, Issue Networks, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Story of Impact: A Case Study

Hear from a citizenship leader on a best-in-class citizenship program, lessons learned, and best practices. Also hear personal stories from those impacted through that program.

  • Lisa Lynn, Director, Corporate Relations, UPS Foundation
  • David Padilla, Package Dispatch Supervisor, UPS 43rd Street Division, UPS

11:05 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Networking Break and Transition to Breakouts

11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Technical Data and Measurement

This session dives into technical data and measurement techniques used by corporate citizens to evaluate the success of their initiatives.  Learn how to measure partner performance through key performance indicators and how to use advanced analyses to determine impact on the ground.

  • Garrett Schiche, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Lutheran World Relief
  • Jeff Senne, Corporate Responsibility Strategy and Implementation Leader, Corporate Responsibility, PwC US
  • Perry Yeatman, Principal, Mission Measurement and CEO, Perry Yeatman Global Partners
  • Moderator: Jeff Lundy, Manager, Research, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

21st Century Storytelling to 21st Century Consumers

Telling your story in a meaningful way is an important part of the impact equation. Employees, customers, shareholders, and other stakeholders not only want to hear about your good work, but they want to hear it in a way that is interesting, interactive, impactful, and innovative.  In this breakout, attendees discuss the ever-changing landscape of communications in the 21st century.

  • Christopher Gebhardt, Executive Vice President, TakePart Agency Group, Participant Media Group
  • Eric Ortner, Partner, Vector OMG at Vector Management, Live Nation Entertainment
  • Beth Rusert, Senior Vice President, Standing Partnership
  • Moderator: Aman Singh, Vice President, Business + Social Purpose, Edelman

Lean Start-ups for Public Private Partnerships

Social entrepreneurs—in big organizations and small—increasingly use proven tools adapted from the startup world to jump-start cross-sector collaboration, focus on defined outcomes, test to make sure they work, and then quickly scale up. In this interactive session, practice these techniques through a series of exercises. Participants learn how to break through entrenched dogmas, use a Partner Model Canvas to co-create a one-page business plan for social innovation with partners from other sectors, and launch outcome-based pilots with verifiable results.

  • Richard Crespin, CEO, Collaborate Up and Senior Fellow, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Employee Engagement 3.0

If Employee Engagement 1.0 is volunteerism and a bit of workplace giving, and Employee Engagement 2.0 is skills-based volunteering, Employee Engagement 3.0 is creating a customized “employment experience” where they play a role in shaping employee volunteering and giving in the citizenship strategy and creating specific  volunteering and giving experiences.

Signature Programs: Mobilizing Corporate Citizenship Around a Cause Sponsored by Global Impact

A signature program represents a focused investment by a company in a cause, issue, theme or region in which the company assumes all or a major portion of ownership of the program. Whether a corporation is passionate about anti-human trafficking, disaster response or youth education, a signature program focuses a company’s philanthropy on a single cause, resulting in a greater impact on the ground. In this session, a panel of corporate representatives will discuss types and structures of signature programs that have proven results.

  • Debra Ceffalio, Senior Director, External Affairs, W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Joseph Mettimano, Vice President, Marketing & Campaign Engagement, Global Impact
  • Jennifer Silberman, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Hilton Worldwide
  • Moderator: Scott Jackson, President and CEO, Global Impact

12:20 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Transition to Lunch

12:25 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:50 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Plenary Panel: Impact, Scaled.

After achieving impact in local communities, how do you replicate that impact across communities?  What lessons can be applied on national and international scales without creating cookie-cutter programs?  Panelists explore how to take local impact to the next level and how do deal with challenges, including different variables across communities, measurement challenges when working with different partners, and finding a common theme between local projects for communicating impact.

  • Carolyn Berkowitz, Managing Vice President, Community Affairs at Capital One, and President, Capital One Foundation
  • Marie Groark, Executive Director, The Get Schooled Foundation, Viacom
  • Jane Nelson, Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Jeff Terry, Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Amway
  • Moderator: Sonal Shah, Professor of Practice and Founding Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation, Georgetown University

1:50 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.

Students of the World

1:55 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Plenary Panel: Communicating Purpose: Innovative Ways to Tell Your Story

Your company has created impact on the ground and measured it effectively.  Now what?  This session explores best practices on how companies can best communicate their outcomes to stakeholders.

  • Michael Bzdak, Executive Director, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson
  • Valerie Camillo, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, Washington Nationals Baseball Club
  • Rose Jackson Flenorl, Manager, Global Citizenship, FedEx
  • Sally McCrady, Senior Vice President and Deputy Executive Director, PNC Grow Up Great, PNC
  • Moderator: Lisa Manley, Executive Vice President, Business + Social Purpose, Chicago, Edelman

2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Networking Break

3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Story of Impact: A Case Study

Hear from a citizenship leader on a best-in-class citizenship program, lessons learned, and best practices. Also hear personal stories from those impacted through that program.

  • Mary Wong, President, Office Depot Foundation

3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Plenary Panel: How to Create the Community of Tomorrow

This plenary panel explores the elements that make up the city of tomorrow.  Panelists discuss holistic approaches to how cities balance and prioritize the following characteristics to increase livability: health, education, the environment, disaster resilience, and economic development; partner with businesses, the civil society, and the communities at large to achieve results; connect all residents to economic opportunity; and prepare for the future.

  • Mark Paris, Managing Director and Head of the Urban Innovation Initiative, Citi
  • Alexandros Washburn, Industry Professor of Design, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Paul Washington, Executive Director, Denver Office of Economic Development
  • Moderator: Diana Lind, Executive Director and Editor in Chief, Next City

4:20 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Students of the World

4:25 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Introduction to Keynote

4:30 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.

Closing Keynote

  • Gary Knell, President and CEO, National Geographic Society

4:55 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Giveaway Drawing

  • Marc DeCourcey, Executive Director, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn