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Monday, April 16:
Philanthropy, Volunteerism and CSR

9:00 a.m. 9th Floor Terrace: Registration Opens

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tour. TOUR FULL!
Booz Allen Hamilton has made it possible for a limited number of registrants to tour the CDC’s Global Communications Center and the Marcus Emergency Operations Center. Global Communications Center: This facility features a visitor education center and multimedia public health facility. Marcus Emergency Operations Center:This 7,000-square-foot secure communications hub supports, organizes, and manages all CDC emergency operations and allows for immediate communication between CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as federal intelligence and emergency response officials.Transportation from the hotel is provided.

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Plaza Ballroom, Kick-Off with Rick Martella, Vice President, ARAMARK, and Incoming BCLC Board Chair

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Plaza Ballroom, Plenary – How Business Creates Sustainable, Systemic Social Change (Webcast)
From philanthropy to social innovation, business is executing strategies that create meaningful and sustained change. Four of the nation’s top leaders will discuss how this works today and what can be done to deliver even greater results in the future.  

  • Jean Case, Chief Executive Officer, The Case Foundation
  • Rhonda Mims, President, ING Foundation, Head of Corporate Responsibility ING, US
  • Michelle Nunn, Chief Executive Officer, Points of Light Institute
  • David M. Ratcliffe, Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company

Moderated by: Stephen Jordan,Senior Vice President and Executive Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  Break

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Plaza Ballroom, Best Practices in Skills-Based Volunteerism  
Get up-close and personal with some of the nation’s most highly respected CSR and corporate volunteerism leaders. Learn about:

  • Telling Your Story: Recruitment, Retention and Reputation: Discussion Leader: Evan Hochberg, National Director of Community Involvement, Deloitte. Understand the key pillars that make the best case for skills-based volunteering internally and externally.
  • Finding the Best Model: Defining What A Skills Based Program Should Accomplish in Your Company. Discussion Leader: Bo Miller, Global Director, Corporate Citizenship, The Dow Chemical Company. Explore different models of skills-based volunteering, from “done-in-a-day” projects to year-round commitments.
  • Deploying Volunteers in Response to Disasters. Discussion Leader:Dale Herzog, Director of Humanitarian Logistics, UPS. Volunteering in disaster zones requires knowledge and professional training far in advance of a response situation. Discuss best practices in deploying pro-bono and skilled volunteers in times of disaster.  
  • Starting and Sustaining Skills-Based Programs. Discussion Leader: Christine Salerno, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Learn the intricacies of starting a program: educating leadership; choosing community partners; and scaling and sustaining your program.

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 9th Floor Terrace, Reception

7:00 p.m. Table Talk: Dine Around in Atlanta
Join us for dutch-dinners scheduled at different restaurants, each hosted by a company official who will lead the discussion on a key issue facing America.

  • The Home Depot Foundation – Military Veterans
  • IBM - Education
  • ING – The Future of Corporate Foundations
  • Siemens Corporation–Building Cities Worth Building a Future In
  • AflacHealth and Wellness

Tuesday, April 17:
Business and Today’s Societal Challenges   

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 9th Floor Terrace, Registration

8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Plaza Ballroom, Seated Breakfast and Welcoming Remarks. Introduction: Hanna Felleke, Senior Manager, US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center

9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Plaza Ballroom, A Report from BCLC: Corporate Citizenship and America’s Future. Stephen Jordan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center 

9:30 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Keynote Address, Introduction:Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Executive Vice President, Forum for Policy Innovation. Keynote: Daniel T. Hendrix, President and Chief Executive Officer, Interface, Inc.

10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Plaza Ballroom, Small Business Social Innovation in American Society(Webcast) Hear from small business social entrepreneurs about how they drive both business results and make a difference in society. Vote for your favorite social innovation business model. Session hashtag #InnovationVote

  • Grady Lee, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of RockCorps
  • Mark R. Mohler, Chief Executive Officer Sprigster
  • Curtiss Quirin, Chief Operating Officer, Crossroads Industrial Services
  • Rachel Weeks, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, School House

Moderated by: James Whaley,Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Siemens Corporation

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Break
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Plaza Ballroom, New Research Release: Yes, Consumers Do Care About Your Company’s Social Purpose (Webcast)
BCLC Executive Director Stephen Jordan will interview Carol Cone, Global Practice Chair of Edelman Business + Social Purpose, about new findings of the 2012 goodpurpose® study. Now in its fifth year, the research explores consumer attitudes about social purpose and business. goodpurpose® is the only global, longitudinal study of its kind, and the wealth of data and insight could make a powerful tool in your company’s corporate citizenship strategy.

    As a special edition of BCLC’s “Conversations with Stephen” series, conference attendees have an invaluable chance to participate in the live discussion while it airs virtually on Twitter and streaming video. Session hashtag #BCLConCSR

    1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Introduction of BCLC Research. Jeff Lundy, Manager, Research, Business Civic Leadership Center
    BCLC Research Manager Jeff Lundy will discuss BCLC’s new research initiatives, including our premier research tool: The Business for Good Map.  Jeff will highlight the urgent need for data on CSR projects, and the role of the Business for Good Map in meeting this need.

    1:55 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Stretching Break: Julie Wilkes, North America Wellness Lead, Accenture

    2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Break

    2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. WORKING SESSIONS  – Elevating the Role of Business and Public Private Partnerships Around Key Issues. These working sessions will serve as a platform for stakeholders to advance the role of business and public private partnership around health and wellness, education, community development, and the environment. Join the session to help create a working agenda about the current state of these issues and how to address them.

    International D, Working Sessions A - Health and Wellness Solutions
    Discussion Leaders:

    • Amanda Bauman, Manager, Community Affairs and Program Director, Campbell Soup Foundation
    • Joe Bohling, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Aflac
    • Bryan Holgerson, Vice President, National Accounts - Southeast Market Leader, Cigna
    • Larry Soler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Partnership for a Healthier America

    International E, Working Sessions B – Education Solutions
    Discussion Leaders:

    • Ann Cramer, Director, IBM Corporate Community Relations
    • David Katz, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Viacom Inc.
    • Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, Institute for Competitive Workforce
    • Kristy Teskey, Senior Vice President, The Bank of America Charitable Foundation

    International F, Working Sessions C – Community and Economic Development Discussion Leaders:

    • Pam Cross, Vice President, Senior Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo
    • Michael Gallis, Gallis and Associates
    • Shelley R. Poticha, Director for Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Moderator: Ana Marie Argilagos, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

      International H, Working Sessions D – Environmental Solutions
      Discussion Leaders:

      • Bill Frerking, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Georgia-Pacific LLC
      • Pete May, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder GreenBiz Group
      • Alison Taylor, Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas, Siemens Corporation

      3:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 9th Floor Terrace, Corporate Citizenship Networking
      6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  9th Floor Terrace and Plaza Ballroom, Siemens Sustainable Community Awards (#SustainableCity)

      Wednesday, April 18   

      8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Plaza Ballroom, Networking Breakfast 

      8:20 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Plaza Ballroom. Roundtable Discussion: Creating Shared Value in America's Inner Cities, Mary Kay Leonard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.
      As demographic changes fuel the rebirth of American cities, urban cores are being left behind. The trend toward regional economic development often ignores the unique needs and assets of our inner cities. Major institutions are realizing that inner cities offer competitive advantages: from density and diversity, to access to untapped markets and infrastructure. This discussion will highlight strategies for creating jobs and wealth in economically distressed areas as a part of a company's CSR agenda.   

      9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Plaza Ballroom, Plenary: Businesses Supporting Our Troops
      Returning veteran’s are facing a plethora of challenges.  From housing and health and wellness, to jobs and education hear what American business is doing to help smooth their transition home.

      • Carolyn Berkowitz, Vice President, Community Affairs, Capital One; President, Capital One Foundation
      • Aggie Byers, Director, Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities,  Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
      • Andrea Inserra, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
      • Yvonne Thomas, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft
      • Fred Wacker, Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Home Depot Foundation

      Moderated by: Kevin Schmiegel, Vice President, Veterans Initiative, US Chamber of Commerce

      10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Stretching Break: Julie Wilkes, North America Wellness Lead, Accenture

      10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Plaza Ballroom, Debate – The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility: For good or for profit? (Webcast)
      Businesses uses a diverse set of strategies and tactics to advance their goals to make a difference in society.  Today’s corporate citizenship represents a broad continuum -- with traditional giving on one end to social innovation on the other.

      Different companies excel on various points of this continuum.When looking at corporate citizenship is it “giving back” or “investing ahead?” Does Corporate Social Responsibility have a role in helping to drive profit? Business leaders from top U.S. companies and prominent thinkers on societal trends will  tackle these and other questions in what is sure to be a lively debate. Session hashtag #debateCSR

      • Alex Brigham, Executive Director, Ethisphere Institute
      • Margaret M. Coady, Director,Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
      • Richard Crespin, Executive Director, CROA
      • Maryann Holsberg, Corporate Responsibility Director, PwC
      • Michael Jacobson, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Intel Corporation
      • Kyle Peterson, Managing Director, FSG
      • Chris Pinney, Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute

      Moderators: Aman Singh, CSRWire and Emilio Sanchez, President and CEO, VOXXI

        12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Closing Remarks: Stephen Jordan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center

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