B:CIVIC is excited to be working on our 2017 Fall Summit, building on our inaugural event held in 2016: “Sparking Collaboration and Igniting Impact,” which began with a welcome from Governor Hickenlooper who proclaimed it to be B:CIVIC Day throughout Colorado.
B:CIVIC began in November 2014 as a strong and growing force of business leaders who are as passionate about giving back as we are about running smart, successful companies. Through our collective efforts, we are elevating CSR, corporate citizenship and civic involvement as a business imperative, and strengthening the importance of member companies while we increase the amount of philanthropy, employee engagement and collective good for the community.
The 2017 B:CIVIC Summit is our largest program of the year and is designed to cultivate more effective social impact champions, leaders, and practitioners, and motivate people to take action to make positive change within their companies and the community. Created to serve as a catalyst for building capacity in the community with people who know that for-profit business is a powerful force for social change, we are inviting 150-250 of the best and brightest minds together to elevate shared knowledge, best practices, national trends, local recognition – and thought leadership throughout the community. It will be a convergence of national speakers, business leaders, business owners and professionals in CSR, HR, marketing and more. We’ll explore the evolving expectations of what it means to be a responsible business and the crucial role that corporate social responsibility plays in building strong businesses and vibrant communities. The half-day event will be relevant for large and small businesses across many industries and will be held in metro Denver.
Our 2017 program will include:
- Insightful “mini-Ted-Talks” and workshops around strategy and tools to work within the new business imperative of business social responsibility.
- A luncheon, with keynote speaker.
- A post conference reception offering valuable opportunities to network and share inspiration.
Last year’s Summit national speakers included:
- Diane Solinger, Global Director, GooglersGive;
- Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne, CEO, The Prometheus Exchange and former VP, JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy;
- Kimberly Davis, Senior Managing Director, Teneo Holdings and former President, JPMorgan Chase Foundation; and
- Steve Rochlin, Co-CEO, IO Sustainability and Creator, Project ROI.
This year we are building an exciting group of speakers and facilitators, so watch for updates to be announced later in the summer. And if you’re not already receiving our e-newsletter, consider subscribing. B:CIVIC members will be eligible for conference registration discounts, and we encourage you to consider joining.
Summit Planning Committee:
Our thanks to the 2017 B:CIVIC Summit Co-Chairs, Ruth Rohs, IMA Foundation, and Brandy Rady, Suncor and to event committee members: Nicole Baker, Denver Foundation; Sally Croker, Creative Strategies Group; Emily Holleran, Dovetail Solutions; Moira McNeil, Janus Henderson Investors; Jessica Newman, CSR strategist; Kate Stobbe, Western Union Foundation; and Amy Wood, Kaiser Permanente.