How are businesses answering the call of today’s social and environmental challenges?
What are for-profit organizations doing to be corporate citizens in times of crisis like the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and civil rights movement? How is the CSR rule book fundamentally changing as we face new societal challenges?
For many years, CSR funds and initiatives were small or underutilized. Now, not only is CSR emerging as a leading field within social impact work, but the movement of purpose-driven businesses has grown far past singular departments.
In this on-going series, we take a look at the roots of this trend and the organizations driving it.
In the April conversation, we’ll look at organizations that have social responsibility embedded at their core: B Corps. If you are already familiar with B Corps, awesome – join us to hear from leaders in the field about how they got to where they are now. If you are not familiar with B Corps, join us to hear about how this certification has the potential to transform business as a whole.
Join us in this interactive online panel to hear about the latest social impact insights, trends, and best practices from leaders in corporate social responsibility, B Corps, and sustainable brands. Hear how business can be leveraged as a force for good now – and in the future.
This event is for CSR, sustainability, and social impact professionals as well as job seekers and those looking to learn more about the corporate social responsibility field.
All Be Social Change panels include a short networking opportunity at the beginning of the event in order to strengthen the inspiration, connections, and collaborations among people who are leading change.
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Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Responsibility, The Body Shop North America
Hilary is responsible for all aspects of The Body Shop North America’s marketing and corporate responsibility efforts, including strategy, digital and e-commerce marketing, loyalty, brand and customer communications, customer insights, activism and corporate responsibility. Hilary joined The Body Shop in 2018 and has been proud to lead brand efforts that champion radical bodies – all in support of gender equality, inclusion and social & environmental justice.
Before joining The Body Shop, Hilary has had leadership roles across several big, beautiful courageous brands. She served as the Head of Marketing for a fashion retailer, Aritzia as well as the CMO and Head of Sustainability for IKEA in Canada. Throughout her career, Hilary’s efforts have been accredited as retail and brand leading as well as innovation, sustainability and employment leading.
Hilary will always be a champion for businesses and brands whose primary goal is to understand their consumers and work hard to meet their needs – all while trying to have a positive impact on people and the planet.
Founder and President, Impactorum / Social Consciousness Strategic Advisor, EILEEN FISHER
Amy has worked for clothing designer EILEEN FISHER for over 27 years, where she launched their iconic Social Consciousness program, positioning the company at the leading edge of human, environmental and economic sustainability.
Considered a pioneer in the field of ethical apparel, Amy led the company toward greater alignment with its Benefit / B Corporation status and quadruple bottom line framework. She also played an instrumental role in shepherding the company’s ambitious Vision2020 goals.
Amy currently splits her time between EILEEN FISHER and her sustainability consultancy, Impactorum LLC. Amy also serves on the editorial committee of the “Decade of Courage” podcast and as a sustainability advisor to fashion start-up, SlowCo.
Head of Human Resources, Uncommon Goods
Beth Rivera is the Head of Human Resources at Uncommon Goods, an eCommerce company that offers original designs by independent makers, with a positive impact on people and our planet.
Prior to joining Uncommon Goods, Beth spent over 20 years at UBM, a global B2B events company, where she held a variety of roles in HR (such as Divisional Head of HR, Learning and Organizational Development).
Beth is a graduate of the University at Albany and a native New Yorker, born, raised, and still living in Queens, NY.
Marcos Salazar - Moderator
CEO & Co-Founder, Be Social Change
Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.
Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.