2015 Corporate Citizenship Conference
October 5, 2015
October 6, 2015
Registration Opens and Networking Breakfast
Registration Opens at 8:00 am.
Join your fellow conference attendees for breakfast and networking before the start of the conference.
Connecting the Dots for the Public Good
Through their day-to-day engagement with customers, American companies develop vast and deep troves of information about the world in which we live. Hear how JPMorgan Chase & Co. launched the JPMorgan Chase Institute to translate this information into smart insights in service of the public good.
The Root of it All: Navigating the Interconnectedness of Social Challenges
As society gets more complex, so do its social challenges. How do companies that are keen on solving these challenges ensure their investments are getting at the root of the problems and not just scratching the surface? This panel will explore innovative and multi-faceted approaches to analyze, design, and execute the most effective solutions as well as highlight the value of business-to-business partnerships.
LRNG - The Evolution of Learning
US companies spend more money on employee training than all the colleges and universities in the country spend on education combined. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has spent 10 years and nearly $200 million researching ways to re-imagine learning in the connected age. To further advance and scale this important work, MacArthur is spinning out LRNG. Learn how LRNG will bring together the private sector, nonprofits, and government agencies to scale new learning experiences designed for the 21st century.
Transition to Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session - How Businesses Leverage Core Competencies in Disasters
Breakout Session - Thinking in Circles: Water and The Circular Economy Revolution
As our global economy grows the challenges of meeting increased demand for finite water resources will be unparalleled. A shift to a circular economy - a model that is restorative or regenerative by design and intent - offers promising perspectives and opportunities for a new dynamic in which economic growth and sustainable development is balanced with environmental protection. In this session, we will explore some of the business strategies, models, systems and products that helps keep water flowing in continuous, profitable and sustainable loops.
Breakout Session - Plenary to Participant - LRNG 101
LRNG will drive the evolution of learning into the 21st century by collaborating with the private sector, nonprofits, and government offices to create a passion-driven learning system. The approach has been piloted successfully in Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC and is being supported by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This session will be a deep dive on how the program works and how to get involved.
Plenary to Participant Breakout Session - The Root of it All: Navigating the Interconnectedness of Social Challenges
Let's continue this plenary discussion in an interactive breakout session.
Breakout Session - Best Practices in Collective Impact to Support Women’s Entrepreneurship
This session will focus on how companies are promoting women’s entrepreneurship through complex partnerships to ensure that women have the ability to overcome hurdles at different stages of setting up and running their business. This includes helping women gain access to skills, finance, technology and networks and increasing their access to markets and employment opportunities. We will also discuss how to scale up these initiatives and build more effective backbones for partnerships to support women entrepreneurs.
Lunch and Conference Programming
Join us for lunch and conference programming from our keynote and Innovation Blitz speakers, led by conference emcee and Corporate Citizenship Center board member, Rick Martella, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, The Brickman Group.
Samsung Electronics America: American Job Creator, Leading Innovator, and Trusted U.S. Partner
PrecisionHawk – Solving Global Challenges from The Air
Using UAV technology and advanced aerial data analytics, industries such as agriculture, energy and insurance are being equipped with on-demand intelligence that impacts strategic decision making directly impacting workflow, efficiency and productivity.
The Sentiment of Corporate Citizenship
IBM and CCC have teamed up to provide analysis on how individuals feel about companies, and how those companies’ corporate citizenship efforts impact that sentiment. By using IBM’s Social Media Analytics Tool, the IBM and CCC team have produced findings that show the impact of corporate citizenship efforts on how individuals view companies.
Gender and Food Security: Women's Empowerment to Combat Hunger
Giving women equal access to agricultural resources in the developing world could raise production by 4%. This increase has the potential to dramatically impact communities and lives. This session will focus on the interconnectedness between gender and food security and how businesses are leading on this effort.
The Nexus of Health, Education, and Economic Opportunity
Americans concerned with public health, education, and economic empowerment are increasingly “connecting the dots” to find the intrinsic interrelatedness of these three issues. To improve health outcomes, education and economic empowerment needs to be considered, and vice versa. In this plenary panel, health, education, and economic empowerment leaders will discuss how to look at communities holistically to conquer disparate social issues.
Conference Session Wrap-Up
Join the Chamber Foundation as we announce the winners of the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards! Separate registration required to attend. Learn more and register here!
October 7, 2015
Registration Open and Networking Breakfast
Connecting to Purpose
Inescapable, global megatrends are shaping our world and presenting critical opportunities and risks for companies. In today’s business landscape, where the only constant is change, hear insights from PwC’s new Chief Purpose Officer on how businesses can both understand and harness these trends to engage talent, manage their reputation, and guide their business by Connecting to Purpose.
Reconciling the Tension: Local Context and Global Impact
Should community solutions be global in scope or tailored to local needs? Is it cost-efficient and effective to do both? As companies work around the world to eliminate poverty, provide access to education, and increase economic opportunity, there is often tension between micro- and macro-level impact. This panel will discuss how to achieve the greatest overall impact.
Transforming Leaders Through the Circle of Mentorship
Mentorship is one of the most impactful ways for leaders to grow and expand the breadth of possibilities for their business. Whether you become a mentor, a mentee, or both, embracing and sharing the learnings from others who have forged their pathway to success is an invaluable tool. During this session, learn how to best become a mentor, a mentee, and key steps to help you successfully transform into the most effective leader possible.
Networking Break and Transition to Breakouts
Breakout Session - Renewable Energy: Powering a More Sustainable World
For many companies, renewable energy is increasingly becoming business as usual—capturing the value of renewables to power their operations, cities, and communities. Join us for discussions around some of the initiatives, technologies, products, and systems around renewable energy. Additionally, in this session explore the barriers and opportunities around increasing access to renewables in a cost-effective manner and scaling its deployment.
Breakout Session - Beyond your Four Walls: Corporate Leaders in Community Health
Corporate wellness isn’t just about the health of employees. Leading corporations recognize that participating in the health of community neighbors also generates value. This breakout session brings the heads of corporate community wellness initiatives together to discuss how they are reaching out into the communities where they have a corporate presence. This practitioner-based discussion will focus on how each company arrived at the best community wellness program, how these professionals implement their programs, and the challenges and opportunities that arose from running community wellness programs.
Breakout Session - Banking the Un-Banked: Creating Opportunity Through Financial inclusion
Financial inclusion is a critical component of economic development. New technologies and inclusion strategies by the private sector are working to address this important necessity. The post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals will also include universal access to financial services as an essential enabler for job creation and equitable growth. This session will feature examples of innovative and game-changing approaches to addressing access to finance and financial literacy for low- and moderate-income individuals, households, and businesses throughout the world.
Breakout Session - Plenary to Participant - Reconciling the Tension: Local Context & Global Impact
Let's continue this plenary discussion in an interactive breakout session.
Breakout Session - Impact 2030
Learn about IMPACT 2030, a private sector-led initiative in partnership with the UN and other stakeholders, that is committed to mobilizing employee volunteers to directly contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. Speakers will discuss how partner companies are collaborating to address many of the world’s most challenging issues such as eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, promoting skills development, employability, and mitigating disasters.
Transition to Lunch
Luncheon and Conference Programming
Join us for lunch and conference programming from our keynote and Innovation Blitz speakers, led by conference emcee and Corporate Citizenship Center board member, Bo Miller, Founder and Principal, NightFire Advisors LLC.
Helping One to Help Many
Elliot Kotek and his company, Not Impossible, believe in technology being utilized for the sake of humanity. Deploying 3D printers to Sudan to print limbs for victims of war, and creating software solutions to help ALS-sufferers communicate audibly, the solutions they create to help individual lives have the capacity to kickstart the transformation of regions from dependence on aid into epicenters for innovation. Help One, Help Many.
Business as a Force for Positive Change
Daymond John’s life is a phenomenal rags-to-riches story. Yet, he doesn’t measure his success in terms of money. Stories from his entrepreneurial journey underline a common point: business has the power to transform lives for the better. “Look for the double and triple bottom line,” he often says. "Solve problems and you will be a success, regardless of the money.” Daymond has long recognized business as force for positive change. After his talk, audience members will understand how and why.
Real. Authentic. Stories.
Soledad O’Brien talks about how authentic stories about real people can connect with a brand that cares about improving the world around them. She plays examples from a series of Girls Can videos she produced for Cover Girl about their belief that girls can do anything and find success, even if it means overcoming challenges.
Global Citizen: Unlock Your Power
Global Citizen is an initiative to recruit tens of millions people to learn about global issues, and to take action in support of the organizations campaigning to tackle them. Learn about the movement and their work to create a world without extreme poverty by 2030.
The Role of Business and the Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations (U.N.) recently finalized the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the new global agenda to end extreme poverty by 2030. However, the U.N. can’t do it alone—achieving these goals will take coordinated effort from many groups, especially corporations. Partnerships, expertise, funding, and proper measurement are vital to finding truly sustainable solutions. Learn from private sector leaders how the SDGs align and strengthen existing corporate goals and how we can work together to achieve the SDGs and transform the world by 2030.