Sustainability and corporate responsibility

Sustainability breeds results.
Achieving “great” responsibility in your company.

I spent nearly a decade as a nonprofit fundraiser, working with corporations who truly “got it right” in corporate responsibility and sustainability across the country. Then, I joined ArcelorMittal to lead our corporate responsibility team in the Americas region. I’ve been honored to bring this expertise to countless panels and speaking engagements. My favorite topics include:

Launching a CR Program in Your Company
Corporate social responsibility was once something deemed important only for the biggest businesses in the world. Today, it’s table stakes for businesses as small as startups and as large as multinational Fortune 20 companies. Being an effective corporate citizen is key to driving your company’s growth and enhancing your reputation. In this session, I will lead you though:

  • What a “good” corporate responsibility program looks like
  • Gaining buy-in from leadership and key departments
  • Creating a 360 degree program that focuses on more than just community engagement
  • The resources necessary to “get it right”

The ROI of ESG
What separates great corporate responsibility from good? Connecting those programs to the initiatives already at play in your business. Environmental, social and governance trends (ESG) are directly related to return on investment in corporate responsibility work. In this discussion, we’ll cover:

  • The ROI of social investment – how doing good makes money
  • Breaking down silos to convene the right leaders across an enterprise
  • “You own nothing” – how to get things done when you have influence but not authority

Assessing Nonprofit Organizations and Finding Great Partners in Your Communities
The nonprofit sector in the United States is the most robust in the world. But with thousands of nonprofit organizations in existence today, finding the right partners and learning how to effectively evaluate their programs and the success of your partnerships is increasingly difficult. In this session aimed at those who want to learn more about nonprofit partnership building, I will lead you through:

  • The basics of nonprofit research
  • Financial red flags
  • Buzz words – collective impact, long-term metrics, and how they work in your corporate program
  • Being a great corporate partner
  • Do’s and don’ts of volunteerism and matched giving