November 2021 Events

Check out these upcoming social impact webinars and events!

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Nov. 4, 11 AM to 5 PM ET | 2021 Public Policy Summit | Online Event

During the Council on Foundations’ virtual 2021 Public Policy Summit, where you can get an insider’s view of the policy landscape in D.C., the Council will equip foundation leaders and staff with the tools they need to leverage public policy to pursue equity, strengthen the sector, and advance the greater good. Top government officials and national policy experts will join leaders in philanthropy to explore:

  • The cross-sections of wealth inequality, racial equity, philanthropy, and public policy.
  • How new congressional proposals could impact philanthropy and your work.
  • The Biden Administration’s racial equity executive order and how philanthropy can partner with the federal government.
  • How to effectively educate elected officials on policy issues that matter to the sector.

 For more information and to register, please click here.


Nov. 8, 8:30 AM – 5 PM ET | International Grantmaking Symposium IGS 2021 | Online Event

Now in its sixth year, the International Grantmaking Symposium hosted by CAF America, is the premier convening for practitioners dedicated to advancing international philanthropy, sharing best practices, impact measurement, and staying well informed regarding laws, rules and regulations governing cross-border giving.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Nov. 8 – 10 | INTEGRATE21: Transforming Corporate Finance to Regenerative Finance through ESG Innovation | Online Event

Transforming traditional finance to regenerative finance by shifting to balanced, multi-stakeholder business, financing and investing models with ESG frameworks in order to create a regenerative future for all humanity. Regenerative finance is the idea that investing in people and the planet unlocks growth, increases competitiveness, and helps create a regenerative economy. The CFO is critical in accelerating the capital flows to ESG innovation that are today’s imperatives. This conference covers:

  • The best practices to design a regenerative finance function,
  • How CFOs create systematic frameworks for internal decision making using ESG factors,
  • How to think about integrated external reporting in light of recent SEC guidance on climate risk disclosures, and
  • Best-in-class technology reporting solutions that address these issues.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Nov. 8 – 10, 8 AM to 6 PM GMT | Sustainable Innovation Forum 2021 | Hybrid Event

BSR is pleased to partner with Climate Action for the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2021, taking place on November 8-10 live in Glasgow and online during COP26. For 11 years, Climate Action has been uniting heads of state and multilaterals, environment ministers, business leaders, investors, and NGOs alongside the UN Climate Change negotiations, convening the largest multi-stakeholder forum: Sustainable Innovation Forum.

The 12th edition will take place alongside COP26 in Glasgow with a fully programmed hybrid event, creating a virtual window into COP26, connecting our physical and digital realities, and providing a trusted a global platform for you to engage in the most important climate meeting of our generation. The role of non-state actors in the transition to net zero is critical. 

The Sustainable Innovation Forum’s platform offers all stakeholders the opportunity to have a tangible impact at COP, helping forge the cross-sector, public-private partnerships essential for transformational change, showcasing business action, the power of green finance, and the innovative solutions at our disposal today.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Nov. 9 | CAF Worldwide Symposium on Philanthropy | Online Event 

Join CAF America’s first ever donor-focused event which will give you access to 19 hours of live training, education and conversations with philanthropic experts across nine time zones and 10 countries. This is a truly international event with local market insights. Join us live for as much or as little of the 19-hour long event as you wish. Anything you miss will be available to view on demand from our Worldwide Philanthropy Library after the event. This international event aims to share insights from our partners around the world. Our goal is to share this global educational symposium with as many changemakers as possible.  

For registration and more information including country-specific agendas, please click here.

Nov. 16 | CSR 6.0 Conference | Hybrid Event 

During the CSR 6.0 Conference, whether in-person in San Francisco or viewing the live stream, attendees will:

  • ENGAGE with heads of corporate responsibility, sustainability, and strategy on the alignment between CSR and company strategy, and how that affects reputation and share value.
  • DISCOVER how companies and CSR practitioners are aligning their initiatives to maximize the benefits of their programs for themselves as well as their stakeholders.
  • APPLY next-generation ideas and tools to create innovative CSR strategies that contribute to the bottom line and positively impact your company’s stakeholders.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Nov. 17 – 18 | Business Solves: 2021 Corporate Citizenship Conference & Awards | Online Event

America is poised to enter a new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic—one shaped by the business community’s vision, tenacity, and problem-solving skills. On November 17 and 18, the U.S. Chamber Foundation will host their 2021 Corporate Citizenship Conference: Business Solves. The event will explore the evolving role of business in society and address how the private sector continues to bring innovative solutions to the forefront. What will culture and the workplace look like as we recover? How far have we come in achieving racial equity? How can businesses rethink their purpose to deliver more impact?

The conference will also be held in conjunction with their 22nd Annual Citizens Awards, honoring businesses for their extraordinary leadership in solving the world’s greatest challenges.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Nov. 17 – 18 | Sustainatopia: Money4Good2 | Online Event

Founded in 2009, SUSTAINATOPIA remains one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact. Attendees have participated from more than 60 countries. As part of the virtual 2021 conference series, SUSTAINATOPIA curates one of the world’s most powerful networks of leading Impact & SRI Investors, funds, foundations, social entrepreneurs, B Corporations, government agencies, and top intermediaries in order the accelerate the flow of capital to projects and investments. Tracks include the ecosystem of impact, SRI and ESG investing.

For more information and to register, please click here.

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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