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Corporate Social Responsibility Spotlight (Online Panel & Networking)

October 28, 2020 @ 18:00 - 19:30 CDT

Join this expert panel to gain insights into the best CSR practices from some of the most innovative organizations.

How are businesses answering the call of today’s social and environmental challenges?

What are for-profit organizations doing to be corporate citizens in times of crisis like the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and civil rights movement? How is the CSR rule book fundamentally changing as we face divisive political realities?

If you’re interested in organizations that do the right thing over the profitable thing, you’re not alone. For many years, CSR funds and initiatives were small or underutilized. Now, CSR is emerging as a leading field within social impact work. In this on-going series, we take a look at the roots of this trend and the organizations driving it.

In the October conversation, we’ll look at organizations that are using their capital to advocate for political change. Hear from CSR leaders who haven’t shied away from politics – in fact, it’s come to be a major part of their work.

Join us in this interactive online panel to hear about the latest social impact insights, trends, and best practices from leaders in corporate social responsibility, B Corps, and sustainable brands. Hear how business can be leveraged as a force for good now – and in the future.

This event is for CSR, sustainability, and social impact professionals as well as job seekers and those looking to learn more about the corporate social responsibility field.

All Be Social Change panels include a short networking opportunity at the beginning of the event in order to strengthen the inspiration, connections, and collaborations among people who are leading change.

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Rockridge Venture Law® was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. They now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Their services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.

In 2018 and 2019, they were recognized as B Corp Best for the World for their commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Rockridge pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract top-notch legal talent and assure their clients of missional alignment with their corporate values.


Event Schedule:

  • 5:55 pm – Sign on to the event and introduce yourself in the chat
  • 6:00 pm – Introduction to the panel
  • 6:15 pm – Facilitated networking activity to meet fellow attendees
  • 6:25 pm – Panel conversation begins
  • 7:05 pm – Q&A
  • 7:30 pm – Event concludes

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