CSR Board

Kickoff Meeting

June 12-13, 2019 • Chicago

Kickoff Meeting Agenda:

Wednesday, June 12

(Members Only)

2:00 PMWelcome and Introduction
2:45 PMLarge Group Discussion: Crisis Response and Preparedness

When disaster strikes, our companies are often in a position to provide relief for those impacted. Let’s discuss how we strategize to mobilize quickly when they occur, how we set up relief funds for both employees and the general public, and other forms of aid on the ground through volunteerism or products and services.
3:30 PMBreak
3:45 PMLarge Group Discussion: Connecting corporate giving strategies to business goals

Communicating the ROI of our CSR giving efforts can be tricky, and our Board of Directors may be concerned "we’re cutting checks for everything." Together, we’ll unpack how we’re being strategic with our dollars to attribute them back to our greater company business goals and what we’re reporting up.
4:30 PMHappy Hour Reception
5:45 PMBoard the Shuttle to Dinner
6:00 PMMember Dinner
Following our afternoon of conversations, we’ll all go out for a fantastic dinner together at Beatrix in Streeterville. It’s a perfect opportunity to connect with your fellow members before another big day of brainstorming, discussion, and collaboration.

Thursday, June 13

(Members and Invited Guests)

8:00 AMBreakfast Discussions
The conversations over coffee and eggs at this event are often more lively than any other conference’s happy hour. You’ll want to be here bright and early (and on time).
8:50 AMBreak
9:00 AMIndustry Benchmarking Session
9:30 AMBreak
9:45 AMMember-Led Discussion: Working together for greater impact
Andrea Wood, Best Buy

Addressing key social issues in a meaningful way requires companies with similar goals to work together. Hear how Best Buy has formed a collective impact coalition with its key business partners and other funders to help youth from underserved communities prepare for the tech jobs of the future. We'll discuss how companies can join forces in a way that benefits our communities, businesses, and employees.
10:15 AMSnack Break
10:45 AMMember-Led Discussion: Advancing a global strategy for giving and volunteerism
Anita Mehta, Stryker

How can we elevate large groups of employees to engage on both a global level and local level when it comes to volunteerism? In this discussion, we can talk about how we’re encouraging and engaging employees to take action at a local level where they live and work, while also scaling this same sort of strategy at the global company level. What are best practices and successes of creating a program like this, and how can you do it on a lean or fixed budget?
11:15 AM Break
11:30 AMMember-Led Discussion: Getting recognition for your CSR efforts
Led by Matt Blakely, Motorola Solutions

There are a number of different awards out there and ways to do it, but it seems like a struggle sometimes to get recognized. Let’s talk about how we’re working to market our CSR efforts both internally and externally. What does your company want to be recognized for, and how do you position your story?
12:00 PMLunch Discussions
1:00 PMUnconference Introduction
Unconferences are fast-paced, peer-to-peer discussions where you suggest discussion topics, vote for your favorites, and join the conversations that interest you most. This is where you drive the agenda in real time and talk about the things you want to talk about.

Some early topics that have been suggested include:

  • Structuring your program
  • Leadership support and buy-in
  • Charitable giving
  • Communications strategies
  • Demonstrating ROI
  • Philanthropy
  • Volunteerism
  • Metrics, measurement, and reporting
  • CSR’s impact on brand and reputation
  • Partnering with NPOs, NGOs, and Companies
  • Green / Environmental
  • Education, STEM
  • Disaster preparedness and recovery
  • Health and Medicine
  • ... and more!
1:10 PMUnconference Round 1
1:40 PMBreak
1:50 PMUnconference Round 2
2:20 PMSnack Break
2:50 PMUnconference Round 3
3:20 PMBreak
3:30 PMUnconference Round 4
4:00 PMAdjourn