This program brings together professionals in Bay Area corporations who have direct and indirect responsibility for the social and environmental impact of their organization. There are many efforts underway in large and mid-sized companies designed to increase social impact, many of which go well beyond traditional corporate social responsibility efforts. This program is designed to provide practical examples of the ways in which companies are driving impact while also achieving business goals.
Participants - Attendees from a variety of corporate functions, including HR, product and service line leaders, Finance, Marketing & Sales, and Operations.
Focus - The program is focused on corporate initiatives where both financial and social goals are achieved simultaneously
Local - Part of the goal is to foster stronger connections among the local Bay Area ecosystem of professionals in companies
- The state of Corporate Social Impact in Silicon Valley: Why is this important? What impact on community, environment, and employees is achieved today? The “right thing to do” and/or good for the bottom line? What does the research tell us?
- Leveraging the entire corporate portfolio: What are CSR offices doing effectively, and what are their constraints? How are companies funding - directly and indirectly- other organizations that drive social impact? Human capital- from frontline employee to senior executive- how do companies leverage talent to drive social impact?
- Designing & Delivering products for a diverse user base: How are companies delivering products and services for underserved populations, domestically and abroad?
Speakers - see our growing list
Bernadette Clavier, Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business
1:00pm - Registration
Fireside Chat: Why is Corporate Social Impact critical to every company?
2:15pm - Panel Discussion
3:00pm - Four Break Out Panels - Round I
1. Leveraging Talent for Impact: From frontline employees to senior executives, how are companies putting their human capital to work to drive positive impact?
2. Supporting the Impact Economy: How are companies supporting the social impact ecosystem of investors and entrepreneurs?
3. Innovative Uses of Corporate Resources: Beyond corporate philanthropy and volunteerism, what additional ways can companies leverage financial capital and intellectual capital to make a positive impact to the environment and society
4. Designing & Delivering Products for Impact: How are companies delivering products, services and opportunities for underserved populations, domestically and abroad?
* Bernadette Clavier, Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business (moderator)
4:00pm Networking Break
4:30pm - Four Break Out Panels - Round II (same topics and speakers as in Round I)
6:00pm Networking Reception
Michael Carboy, ACWA POWER / Terry McGrath, Adobe / Joe Speicher, Autodesk Foundation / Joe Berentsen, Benetech / Adam Berman, Berkeley Hass / Ben Anderson, B Lab / Jayne Riemer-Chishty, BootUp Ventures / Bryan Breckenridge, Box / Christina Louie, Box / Faith Lin, Cisco / Lisa Altieri, Climate Solutions Net / Mike Ivancie, CNote / Aaron Kahlow, Conscious Media Company / Nayelli Gonzalez, Conveners / Jennifer Barnette, Cooley LLP / Lara Mouritsen, Cooley LLP / Martin Bednar, DNAnexus / Luke Mertens, Financial Engines / Jonathan Levine, Folia Water / Abby Davisson, Gap.inc / Una Hrnjak, Gap.inc / Noah Swartz, Gratitude Railroad / Noopur Vyas, GSB Stanford / Jennifer O'Connor, Guidelight Strategies / Elaine MacDonald, Harvard Business School Community Partners / David Lehr, Hult University / Naya Akel, Hult University / Jenna Nicholas, Impact Experience / Shannon Xue, ImpactMed / Jenny Weiss, Joint Venture Silicon Valley / Deborah Schneider, Lava Mae / Eric Frothingham, LifeLaunchr / Emily Hine, Meru Health / Brian Durkee, Numi Organic Tea / Geoff Trotter, KMpact / Jason Rissman, IDEO / Beth Sears, LJS Advance / Emily Hine, Meru Health / Kristian Ranta, Meru Health / Alfredo Mathew, NFTE / Michelle Kliszewski, NFTE /Ella Clausen, Numi Tea / Angelina Mertens, ONE WORLD / Scott Saslow, ONE WORLD / Joan Anway, Pearl Consulting / Ana Gabriela Pessoa, Pearson / Jennifer Young, Pearson / Molly Greene, Peer Health Exchange / Darcy Brown-Martin, Playworks/ Deb Parsons, Playworks / Paul Collins, Playworks / Samet Gray, Playworks / Angad Deep Singh, RAD Urban / Jordan Hammond, RE-LAB / Priyanka Shekar, Real Industry / Kristen Saenz Tobey, Revolution Foods / Julie Moorad, Salesforce / Sunya Ojure, Salesforce / Dean Sivara, SAP / Jama Adams, SidePorch / David Hood, Sonen Capital / Matthew Bauer, Sparrow Mobile /Jared Karol, Storytelling For Good / Virginia Klausmeier, Sylvatex / Kimberly Bishop, Symantec / Paru Yusuf, SV2 / Judy Severson, The School Fund / Leena Barakat, TIDES /Jolie Bales, TechSoup / Karen Coppock, TechSoup / Ken Fisher, Truth Be Told / Alex Breckon, UC Davis Graduate School of Management / Bruno Giusti Pereira, Visa / June Sugiyama, Vodafone / Catherine Crystal Foster, Westly Foundation / Kana Hammon, YCore /