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Corporate Philanthropy Institute Addresses ‘Purposeful Action in a Changing World' at Feb. 12 Event

San Francisco conference will feature speakers from Google.org, Levi Strauss Foundation and more

Submitted by: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Categories: Events, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 – 12:00 PM EST

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 15 /CSRwire/ - On Feb. 12, 2018, the Corporate Philanthropy Institute, presented by Northern California Grantmakers and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, will explore how companies and corporate responsibility professionals can uphold their inherent values during changing times. 

The event, titled “The Value Proposition: Purposeful Action in a Changing World,” will be held at the University of California – San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center. Speakers will include Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, the ice cream company that catapulted corporate social responsibility into the public eye three decades ago, and representatives from Google.org, the Levi Strauss Foundation and more. The event is expected to attract more than 150 professionals working in corporate citizenship and philanthropy across the globe. Sessions will engage participants in big ideas and then break concepts down into usable strategies, approaches and actionable plans.

Speakers include:

  • Ben Cohen, Co-founder, Ben & Jerry’s

  • Leila Janah, Founder of Samasource

  • Olivia Khalili, Director at Oath for Good (formerly Yahoo!)

  • Daniel Lee, Executive Director at Levi Strauss Foundation

  • Eric Olson, Senior Vice President at Business for Social Responsibility

  • Birger Stamperdahl, President and CEO, Give2Asia

  • Sasha Buscho, Principal at Google.org

  • Nicolette Van Exel, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Intuit

The day’s sessions include:

  • Trends and opportunities in global giving and CSR

  • Threading worker’s rights through the supply chain

  • Living our values in turbulent times

The day’s activities will also include announcement of the 2018 Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards winners. Nominations for this prestigious recognition are being accepted through Jan. 10, 2018. Candidates may be nominated for company of the year, practitioner of the year and/or emerging practitioner of the year recognition. 

The event is open to members of Northern California Grantmakers, member clients of Silicon Valley Community Foundation and non-affiliated corporate funders and CSR professionals. For more information and to register, visit corpphilanthropyinstitute.org.

The Platinum level sponsor of the 2018 Corporate Philanthropy Institute is Verizon. Gold-level sponsors are Gilead, PG&E and Wells Fargo. Genentech and Workday are silver sponsors. Bronze sponsors are eBay, Google and Target. Donor sponsors are Equinix, Kaiser Permanente, Singularity University, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation.

About Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. We engage donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has created a global philanthropic enterprise committed to the belief that possibilities start here. Learn more at siliconvalleycf.org.

For more information, please contact:

Sue McAllister Marketing Director
Phone: 650.450.5513

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation

 

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