Our Top Four Picks for 2017 CSR Conferences
Your CFO has finalized the 2018 budget and the funds allocated to your team’s professional growth is not what you expected. GASP! Don’t fear. The YourCause team can help you narrow down which CSR conferences are going to give your team the most bang for the buck.
A quick poll completed by our corporate partners revealed that there are four must-attend conferences that will provide you with innovative strategies and thought-provoking conversation, all while allowing you to influence growth and change in the CSR industry.
Get prepared to mark your calendar for a great conference season in 2018!
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
April 8–10, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
Join Boston College, an institutional leader in corporate citizenship, as they host the 2018 International Corporate Citizenship Conference where corporate citizens from around the world will share concepts surrounding CSR programs, partnerships, and solutions that support global change. Conference attendance is limited to only corporate citizen practitioners providing a unique focus in peer collaboration. Join your peers in LA for the first of four must attend conferences in 2018.
CSRworks: Annual Industry Summit
March 27–28, 2018
CSRworks is a conference driven on one key principle: open, genuine, and inspirational conversation led by CSR peers and professionals in which attendees will innovate and change the future of CSR. During this free conference, peers work together to tackle challenges faced within their own CSR community while discovering best practices that have proven to be successful. Join your peers for two-days of collaborative CSR thought leadership.
Points of Light
June 19–21, 2017
Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service provides attendees with a unique mix of thought leaders by convening nonprofits, government, business and civic leaders from around the world. Attendees focus heavily on the future of volunteer services and the ability to increase the number of volunteers and the impact of the work they do. Join this conference to get a diverse perspective on the role of volunteering and the potential effects it could gather.
June 29, 2017
New York, NY
Charities@Work brings together the nonprofit and for-profit worlds to collaborate on discussing the future development of social impact. An alliance between America’s Charities, Community Health Charities, EarthShare, and Global Impact has fostered a conference that facilitates engagement and partnerships between charities, companies, and their employees. Join the entire spectrum of folks interested in accomplishing joint change this spring in New York.
If you are one of the lucky individuals that have an additional budget for conferences beyond the four listed above, check out these other noteworthy events:
ACCP: The Conference
March 18–21, 2018
ACCP’s foundation is based on authenticity, practicality, inclusivity, and innovation. At the ACCP Conference, attendees learn from some of the most knowledgeable in the Corporate Responsibility industry and acquire the resources necessary to improve and strengthen their own companies.
Ethical Corp: Responsible Business Summit West 2017
November 14–15, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Desiring to learn deeply about social purpose and the ways to engage it in your business plan? Ethical Corp could be the convention for you. This is a two-day, intensive study on the profitability and priority of social purpose that will bring your company to the next level.
April 24–26, 2018
This conference is led by the nonprofit organization Ceres, that advocates for top-level sustainable leadership. Whether it is in corporations or investors, they make it their mission to capitalize on executives that are mobilizing the sustainable industry and have brought them to one location so you can learn from their experiences.
May 22–23, 2018
New York, NY
The immediate focus of the CECP is driving societal investment through the world’s largest companies. By engaging corporations with powerful insights on trends, business cases for sustainability and partnerships, the CECP is a major force for doing good in investing in societal growth.
Engage for Good Conference
May 31 – June 1, 2017
Engage for Good’s conference highlights one of the largest issues plaguing America today, division. Through engagement and social responsibility, attendees will be able to learn how to strengthen trust among co-workers and customers while also increasing their corporate alliances.
Sustainable Brands Detroit
May 22 – 25 2017
Sustainable Brands is a community of global business leaders who are committed to creating brand value through sustainability-led innovation. Discover the how emerging societal expectations are transforming the way companies you purchase from every day are delivering better environmental value while retaining high quality.
Social Innovation Summit
June 6 – 8, 2017
This conference is really unlike the others because it focuses on the strengths of the speakers instead of the strength of the conference developer. Social Innovation creates a summit that allows its attendees to learn about transforming perceptions through the use of technology and becoming successful through online peer engagement.
October 11 – 12, 2017
New York, NY
COMMIT!Forum is one of the original and leading corporate responsibility event practitioners. They provide an overall breakdown of the importance of CSR in the workforce and how implementing it in your business can improve not only internal practices but also external beliefs about your company.
October 24 – 26, 2017
Huntington Beach, CA
BSR has three tips to give you in order to shape a more sustainable business: 1) They will teach you what a sustainable world actually is and how it can be attained, 2) The disruption your company is going through is normal, here is how to deal with it and how to develop new and stronger core business models and 3) political volatility is presenting a direct challenge to sustainability goals so it must come from the economic sphere (US!). Want to learn these tips in detail? Join BSR for their conference in Huntington Beach!
Is there a CSR conference you recommend not on this list? Please let us know.