CSR Board

Founders Meeting

June 12-13, 2019 • Chicago

CSR Board Founding Members: Allstate, Beam Suntory, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Cisco, Electronic Arts, Experian, Ferguson Enterprises, Georgia-Pacific, Hard Rock International, Hertz, Illumina, The J.M. Smucker Company, Lamb Weston, Motorola Solutions, NVIDIA, ON Semiconductor, Pernod Ricard, Stryker, Synopsys, Tyson Foods, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Yum! Brands.

Welcome to the first meeting for your new community.

The Founders Meeting is unlike the typical Board Meetings you’ll experience in the future. You’ll help set the stage for this fantastic new community.

As one of the founders, this is your chance to frame the issues, focus the purpose, and build deeper relationships with your fellow founders.

We’ll focus on:

  • What are the critical issues for CSR Board members to discuss?
  • What are the unique challenges for running corporate social responsibility at a major corporation?
  • What are the right types of organizations for membership in the community?
  • Which individuals on your teams will be the best contributors to the conversation?
  • What are the ground rules and format of CSR Board activities?

What’s special about Board Meetings

1. Conversations that Matter

We’ll talk about the important issues that you’re facing as a corporate social responsibility leader. Bring the tough problems you’re trying to solve and the questions you can’t ask anywhere else.

2. Confidential, Off the Record, No Sponsors, and Members Only

No vendors, no agencies, and no sponsors. Every conversation is completely confidential (no recording, blogging, etc.), and every participant is a corporate social responsibility leader.

3. It’s Not a Conference, It’s a Discussion

Board Meetings are designed for high-value conversations that will help you be a better corporate social responsibility leader. There are no panels, keynotes, sponsors, or other distractions.

What’s Happening at This Meeting

We’ll have four kinds of incredible conversations:

Member-chosen, member-led peer-to-peer discussions on the hottest issues of the moment.

Show & Tells
Members share what they’re working on in casual, behind-the-scenes talks.

Large Group Discussions
Define the topics and issues most valuable to you and the other members of the community.

Meal Discussions
Meals aren’t just breaks — they’re formal parts of the program where some of the best conversations happen.

Who can attend

1. Registration is Not Open to the Public

This meeting is private, off-the-record, and exclusively for corporate social responsibility leaders at major companies. All registrations are reviewed, and everyone will have signed a confidentiality agreement.

2. Wednesday is Brands Only

The first day is off the record, but some prospective members will be joining us. They’ll leave when our private Member Dinner starts that evening.

3. Thursday is Brands Only and Members Only

Everyone in the room will be a CSR Board Member. Members, if you’re hoping to send someone that isn’t on your roster yet, they need to be approved at least two weeks before the meeting. Your friendly Community Manager can help.