CSR Board

Founders Meeting

September 10-11, 2019 • New York

No Vendors. Confidential. Conversations.

46 Companies Attended: ACI Worldwide, Aflac, American Airlines, American Water, AmerisourceBergen, Arby’s, Arconic, BAE Systems, Beam Suntory, Best Buy, Brown-Forman, Burger King, Cenovus Energy, The Cheesecake Factory, Cigna, Drummond, Electronic Arts, Experian, Ferguson Enterprises, Georgia-Pacific, Hard Rock International, Herbalife Nutrition, Hertz, IBM, Lamb Weston, Lincoln Financial Group, Logitech, MassMutual, Moody’s, NBCUniversal, ON Semiconductor, Panasonic, Penguin Random House, Perdue Farms, Pernod Ricard, Red Lobster, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, S&P Global, Scholastic, SIMS Metal Management, Stryker, Subaru, Synopsys, TIAA, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Yum! Brands.

Welcome to the first meeting for your new community.

This is the CSR Board’s first official meeting. We’ve hosted a series of kickoff conversations around the country, and it all leads up to this: our Founders Meeting.

Now that we’ve gotten to know each other and built the foundation for the community, this is where it all comes together. This is the moment founders look back on and say, “Wow, I’m so glad I was there at the beginning.”

This will be 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 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.

Member-Led Discussions
Deep-dive conversations on pre-selected topics from your fellow members.

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. Tuesday is Members and Invited Guests

The first day is off the record, but some prospective members will be joining us.

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.