40 Companies Attending (so far): AbbVie, Ace Hardware, ACI Worldwide, Avaya, Bank of the West, Benefit Cosmetics, Best Buy, BP America, Brown-Forman, Cenovus Energy, The Cheesecake Factory, Cisco, Cox Enterprises, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Electronic Arts, Expedia Group, First American Financial, Flex, FNBO, Georgia-Pacific, GoDaddy, The Hanover Insurance Group, Hard Rock International, Illumina, Lamb Weston, Lyft, Mars, MassMutual, Maxim Integrated, Nike, NVIDIA, ON Semiconductor, Otis, Red Lobster, Stryker, Synopsys, Universal Music Group, Viasat, and Williams-Sonoma.
Welcome to an incredible series of conversations with heads of CSR at the world’s biggest companies.
Exclusively for corporate social responsibility leaders at major companies. No vendors, no selling. (Yes, really.)
This is the meeting for people leading the programs. Everyone in the room will be a senior decision maker. You’ll be talking with people who actually run their program, with experience and knowledge to share.
You’ll have leadership conversations you can’t experience anywhere else.
We talk about the things that keep you up at night: internal management issues, vendors, unprecedented topics, crisis response, and leadership strategies.
(We don’t cover the topics you get from other sources — the tactical or basic “how-to” concepts.)
Everything is facilitated and peer-to-peer.
That means better conversations and more meaningful connections. The people at this meeting have been there, done that, and are willing to share the real stories of what worked and what didn’t.
You won’t hear canned presentations, vendor pitches, or polished stuff for the stage. The conversations at this meeting are much more valuable.
Leave inspired, energized, and better prepared to lead your program.
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 Big Companies 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 at a major company.
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 Board 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.
Deep-dive conversations on pre-selected topics from your fellow members.
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. Tuesday is Members and Invited Guests
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. Wednesday is 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.