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Innovations in Corporate Social Impact

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Innovations in Corporate Social Impact:
Start-ups, Risk Taking & Profitable Social Impact

ONE WORLD’s fourth annual Innovations in Corporate Social Impact program will focus on how organizations are solving their business challenges by partnering with social enterprise start-ups.

Companies of all types are taking a fresh look at the broader impact of their work- how their employees, customers, and their communities are impacted by what and how they produce. While increasingly desirable for leaders to make sure their company has a positive societal impact, it is not often clear how that is done at scale, especially in a way that supports the business goals and financial targets.

Enter social entrepreneurship.

One of the most rapidly growing areas within the field of entrepreneurship is that of for-profit social entrepreneurship- innovative, for-profit businesses designed to simultaneously drive a social or environmental impact. The Bay Area is fortunate to be home to the largest concentration of these for-profit social impact startups, many of which are already collaborating with larger traditional companies who are their customers, suppliers, and go-to-market partners.

The main themes of the program are aligned to key business drivers:

  • Attracting and retaining talent - Which social enterprises help corporations create a unique employee value proposition and increase employee engagement?

  • Increasing revenue - How do enterprises partner with social impact start-ups to discover new markets and to speed product development?

  • Reducing costs - Which social enterprises help their corporate clients reduce costs while simultaneously increasing worker productivity?

What's Unique:

  • Innovative Start-ups - The program provides exposure to dozens of the Bay Area top social impact startups helping mid to enterprise size organizations address core business challenges in a way that is profitable, and socially impactful.

  • Participants - Attendees from a variety of corporate functions, including executive office, product and service line leaders, Finance, Marketing & Sales, HR and Operations.

  • Focus - The program is focused on corporate initiatives where both financial and social goals are achieved simultaneously. This is not CSR in the form of corporate philanthropy- we mean business!

AGENDA:

10:30am-1:00pm: Morning Peer to Peer Roundtables (invite-only)

1:00PM: Registration

1:30PM: Program kickoff with Scott Saslow, CEO, ONE WORLD & Angie Mertens, Program Director, ONE WORLD

1:45PM: Keynote panel: "The Opportunity for Corporate Social Impact" / In this panel we will explore several key questions, including: Where are we with regard to CSR/ CSI? How does Wall Street Value CSI? What are the opportunities for startups and enterprises? Panelists will scan the current state of the CSI landscape and offer new perspectives on the business case for social impact and where the tipping point lies for mainstream adoption of more sustainable business practices.

2:30PM: Panel Discussion: "Global Corporate Challenge: Climate Change" / How is climate change affecting business enterprises and what are companies doing to address the climate change issue? Other than lessening carbon footprint, what other innovations can companies focus on to be good environmental stewards? In this panel, we will explore the broad topic of climate change and how industries must adapt locally and globally. Panelists will cover a range of climate change risks (and opportunities), financial tools and systems, and possibilities for industry collaborate on climate change issues.

3:15PM: Networking Break

3:45PM: Introduction of new B-B Business Directory, Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Executive Director, Social Venture Circle

4:15PM: Panel Discussion: "Local Corporate Challenge: Affordable Housing" / The lack of affordable housing in the Bay Area is an urgent problem that affects individuals, families, and corporations- the latter of which are increasingly finding innovative ways to direct their resources toward addressing the issue. This panel will explore how Bay Area corporations are investing their own capital into funds, such as the TECH fund, to address a social problem in their own backyards as part of their business operations. The panelists will explore the opportunities, challenges, and success stories in how corporations are creating solutions to the housing problem.

5:00PM: Innovation in Impact Awards + CSI Entrepreneur Spotlight

6:00-7:30PM: B-B business expo & Reception


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Thank you to our Community Partners:


See our growing guest list:

Aarti Chandna, SV2 / Adam Rosenzweig, Okta for Good / Alfredo Mathew, Earn & Learn / Alicia Seiger, Stanford University / Amber Gladys, Medallia / Amy Wallace, JP Morgan Chase / Angie Mertens, ONE WORLD / Bart Myers, countable / Bernadette Clavier, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business / Bonnie Coberly, ONE WORLD / Brad Michaels, SocialLab / Ben Matranga, Connectivity Capital / Brian Thomas, Connectivity Capital, Santa Clara University / Bryan Breckenridge, Box.org / Chantal Emmanuel, LimeLoop / Carin Gerhardt, RocketSpace / Carson Kelly, Benevolently / Charlotte Blumenthal, Replate / Chris Librie, eBay / Crosby Cromwell, Flexability / Daryl Graves, Workday / David Lehr, Hult University / Catherine Crystal Foster, Magnify Community / Colin Swenson, Fern / Danielle Pensack, Rightfoot / Daniel Student, Potrero Group / Deirdre Clute, Rightfoot / Derek Bingham, Goldman Sachs / Diane Pham, Kiva / Elizabeth Burger, Social Venture Circle / Elizabeth Funk, Dignity Capital / Eric Brisson, Alation / Erin Baudo Felter, Okta for Good / Gagan Jared Levy, Guru Media Solutions / Grace Chen, Slide 32 / Heather Jin, Medallia / Jama Adams, Sideporch / Jennifer Young Pearlmann, Pearson / Jill Newbold, Social Venture Circle / Jo Fleming, California Green Business Network / Julie Rosser Mahowald, Housing Trust Silicon Valley / Katie Ferrick, LinkedIn / Kelly Rytel, 3Degrees / Ken Tsunoda, TechSoup / Kirsten Lundgren, Kapor Center / Livia Campos de Menezs, ONE WORLD / Manuel Maqueda, SUPER / Megan Watts, Lockheed Martin Space / Molly Moore, SUPER / Natalie Zandt, Meter Leader / Nicolette van Exel, NVE Social Impact Services, former Head of CSR at Intuit and Global Director of CSR at SAP / Nisha Kadaba, PagerDuty / Nikhil Balachandran, Zabble / Nikki Tosiello, Salesforce.org / Octavia Hudson / Paula Saslow, Copper Rose Films / Paula Smith Arrigoni, Bay Area Video Coalition / Priyanka Khole, ONE WORLD / Rebecca Dray, Society Profits / Rebecca Kaduru, Solidaridad Network / Renata Gomez, Social Venture Circle / Robert Fishkin, Reframe It / Scott Saslow, ONE WORLD / Shari Liss, Semi Foundation / Sheri Sobrato Brisson / Steve Rochlin, Impact ROI / Susan Eddins, Consultant Life Science Commercial Strategies / Tomas Quinonez-Riegos, LaborX / Tina Kobetsky, DWS Group / Tina Wung, RocketSpace / Tiphaine Boyer, Ovio / Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Social Venture Circle / Zsofia Madi-Sabo, SVB /

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