December 2021 Events

Check out these upcoming social impact webinars and events!

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Dec. 1 – 2 | ESG Integration Forum | Virtual Event

The ESG integration forum brings investor relations, finance, sustainability, governance, risk and compliance experts together to explore the underlying factors that have driven the rise of ESG, learn about investor expectations on ESG, deepen shareholder engagement, help companies identify and act on material risks, and better manage shareholder proposals. Corporate Secretary and IR Magazine will partner to help companies respond to the growing demand for improved ESG practices and disclosures with an integrated approach to environmental, social and governance related risks.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Dec. 2 – 3 | ERNOP Conference 2021 | Dublin, Ireland

Hosted by the Sutherland School of Law at University College Dublin, in partnership with, Trinity College Dublin and Philanthropy Ireland, the 10th International Research Conference of the European Research Network On Philanthropy will welcome scholars from all disciplines and practitioners of philanthropy who share a motivation to discuss the purpose and practice of philanthropy in the present day, and to generate new questions about how philanthropy might develop in the future. The conference will also offer participants the opportunity to learn about the developments in philanthropic practice in Europe.

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Dec. 6 – 14, 2:30 – 5 p.m. ET | Executive Education Program: Corporate Social Responsibility | Online

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy has taken on the challenge to assist the private sector in meeting its goals and objectives in CSR by offering corporate leaders the ability not only to understand the delivery of effective CSR efforts, and what to do to achieve strong results, but importantly how to organize and effectively deliver specific actions that will deliver high level results.  This Executive Education program will present all the key elements of CSR over a seven-day period.  The program includes specially designed materials, presentations and panel discussions covering the following key elements of an effective CSR program fully integrated into a business. 

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Dec. 7 – 9, 1 – 5 p.m. ET | ACCP’s 2021 Corporate Citizenship Conference | Virtual Event

The ACCP Annual Corporate Citizenship Conference is the only conference designed specifically for CSR professionals with a focus on practical learning and camaraderie. It’s an opportunity to gather with peers with similar challenges and interests in a welcoming and supportive environment. Participants learn about important trends from experts and from the real-life experiences of other CSR practitioners. Registration closes on Dec. 1.

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Dec 7 – 9 | The India CSR Summit | Virtual Event

The India CSR Summit, hosted by CSRBOX and NGOBOX, is the largest CSR forum in India bringing together companies, CSR foundations, government agencies, non-profits, social businesses and advisory firms to network, collaborate and scale up initiatives in the development and impact sector. Built on the context of statutory obligation of CSR for corporations in India, the India CSR Summit, in the last 7 years, has truly become the convergence of social impact leaders from across the country.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Dec. 7, 1 p.m. ET | CECP’s Industry Roundtable: Consumer Goods | Webinar

This roundtable will be an opportunity to discuss in a peer-to-peer forum, on how companies in the consumers goods industry are uniquely contributing to societal impact, and to share common challenges and priorities, and opportunities to collaborate for greater benefit. Featured speakers include Jenny Lewis, Vice President, Foundation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation; and Ann Tracy, Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Colgate-Palmolive Company.

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Dec. 7, 1 p.m. ET | How to Integrate Scalable Clean Energy Solutions into Your Business | Webinar

It is critical for businesses and their facilities to manage energy costs while also creating a positive atmosphere for employees and customers alike. At the same time, businesses also want to do their part to contribute to a cleaner energy future but may not necessarily know where to start when it comes to developing their energy roadmap. This Sustainable Brands session will explore how businesses can work with an integrated energy provider to manage energy costs, increase operational efficiencies, and take steps towards a cleaner energy future. Participants will learn how Penske is making significant strides to lower its energy consumption by collaborating with Shell Energy to implement various energy solutions at its Turnersville AutoMall location, including a campus-wide Energy Management System, LED interior and exterior lighting replacement, and sub-metering for electric-vehicle chargers.

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Dec. 7, 1 p.m. ET | Look Ahead to 2022 - The Future of Corporate Reporting & ESG | Webinar

As the year comes to a close, 3BL Media is looking ahead to 2022 to understand trends in environmental social governance (ESG) communications. We’ve seen that stakeholders are demanding more from businesses. It’s no longer enough to only share financial metrics. Audiences also want to know how companies are building a sustainable, inclusive future and progressing in their ESG initiatives. We’ll chat with experts about trends in corporate reporting and ESG storytelling as we look ahead to the new year. Our discussion will cover the future of integrated reporting, practical tips for sharing your ESG progress with multiple audiences and advice on how to tell your story year-round.

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Dec 8, 11:30 a.m. ET | The RW Institute’s The Listen Up! Show - December Edition | Webinar

Regardless of whether you are considering starting an Employee Relief Fund, have just created one, or have a mature program in place, join this episode of Listen Up! to discover helpful information on how to make it even more efficient and impactful. We're thrilled to welcome Dr. Linda Gornitsky, President and Founder of LBG Associates to share the findings from the firm's latest research: The Secrets to Building an Effective and Sustainable Employee Relief Fund. Joining the discussion will be members of the highly successful firm, E4E Relief, to share their experiences in creating, managing, and supporting Employee Relief Funds.

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Dec. 8, 1 p.m. ET | Strategy & Impact: Balancing Reactive and Strategic Giving | Webinar

The nature of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) oftentimes requires responsiveness to current events and immediate societal need. A proactive, strategic approach to giving can allow CSR Leaders and Foundation Heads to balance the unplanned circumstances with a thoughtful plan for giving activities that align with company goals. Join this webinar to learn how to move beyond reactive giving and hear from CECP peers about how they are taking a proactive approach to planning their annual strategic giving initiatives aligned to their company business model.

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Dec. 10, 1 p.m. ET | The Civic 50 2022 Launch | Webinar

The Civic 50 2022 survey will open on Dec. 3 and Points of Light will host a webinar on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. ET to share more about how companies are using it as a roadmap for good corporate citizenship. Join us as we walk through the benefits of taking the assessment and answer any technical questions.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Dec. 15, 12 p.m. ET | Purpose & The Stakeholder Factor: 10 Trends for 2021 | Webinar

In 2021, brands across the globe had to answer increasingly urgent calls from stakeholders on climate action, racial and social justice, divisive political issues, promises made in 2020 and more. The companies that have come through this year successfully in the wake of so many different pressures had two common themes: a deep understanding of stakeholder needs and demands – and a clearly articulated and tested mission, purpose and values.

Now, as 2021 comes to a close, Porter Novelli has evaluated the past 365 days’ worth of campaigns, initiatives and announcements that centered around stakeholder intelligence, purpose and impact – to bring you the Top 10 Trends of 2021. Join us as we examine shifts in the private sector, the implications for business and what’s on the horizon for 2022.

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Katy Elder

Vice President, Business Innovation, Points of Light

A member of the Points of Light team since November 2012, Katy serves as Vice President, Business Innovation. She brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in employee volunteerism, community affairs and internal communications. After leading Points of Light’s corporate consulting practice for six years, she is now responsible for developing content and innovative learning opportunities to advance the corporate citizenship sector.

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