The Corporate Responsibility Summit

November 16, 2017
New York City

Social impact is the new measure of a corporation’s bottom line. Beyond working for stock price and shareholder value, companies are expected to stand up for their employees, their customers and their beliefs. How have companies found their voice, where have they found success and how are they judged by the public for action and inaction?

At The Power of Purpose: The Corporate Responsibility Summit, The Atlantic gathered business executives, employees, community leaders and experts to analyze the impact, the potential and the downsides of corporations speaking out and taking action.

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  • Thursday, November 16
  • 9:00 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 9:05 a.m.America’s New Moral LeadershipJason Haber, Author, The Business of Good
    Bruce Kogut, Director, Bernstein Center for Leadership and Ethics, Columbia University
    Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies
    With Alison Stewart, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
  • 9:30 a.m.From the C SuiteDaniel Lubetzky, Founder and CEO, KIND Snacks
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 10:05 a.m.Impact at ScaleVanessa Garcia-Brito, Senior Director, Communications and Partnerships, Global Community Impact, Nike
    Icema Gibbs, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, JetBlue
    With Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 10:30 a.m.Investing in CreativityLaura Callanan, Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab
    With Alison Stewart, The Atlantic
  • 10:50 a.m.How to Make a DifferenceSampriti Ganguli, CEO, Arabella Advisors
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 11:20 a.m.What Consumers WantAlan Fleischmann, Founder, President and CEO, Laurel Strategies
    Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School
    With Alison Stewart, The Atlantic
  • 11:40 a.m.Sporting ResponsibilityEd Foster-Simeon, President and CEO, US Soccer Foundation
    Omar Mitchell, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, National Hockey League
    With Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
  • 12:05 p.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, The Atlantic



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