Each month the Be Social Change CSR Spotlight brings together experts, practitioners, and thought-leaders in corporate social responsibility, corporate foundations, B Corps, socially-conscious businesses, and nonprofits to share innovative models, high-performing social impact campaigns, and best-practices of using business as a force for good.
Join us for networking and a panel discussion with our diverse set of speakers who will share insights on how core business capabilities can be leveraged to address society’s most pressing needs while also creating economic value for the business.
Healthy + Sustainable Snacks Provided – Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available.
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- 6:30 – 7:00pm – Doors Open
- 7:00 – 7:15pm – Intro + Networking Activity
- 7:15 – 8:00pm – Panel Discussion
- 8:00 – 8:30pm – Q&A
- 8:30 – 9:00pm – Networking & Closing
- Jorge Fontanez, Founder & CEO, Marca Studio
- Robert Rutkoff, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Guggenheim Partners, LLC
- Daniel Rosen, Vice President & General Counsel, TerraCycle
Jorge founded MARCA, an independent consultancy that serves for-profit and nonprofit social enterprises in next level growth strategies. Jorge designs a holistic marketing strategy, stakeholder engagement programs, and sustainable earned revenue models to spur growth. He is a trusted advisor to small business leaders, startup founders and nonprofit boards that address issues of Inclusion, Economic Empowerment and Education. Jorge has been a First Movers Fellow since 2014, a program of The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program and he is the Clinical Professor of Marketing at the Bard MBA in Sustainability Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and completed his MBA at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Robert Rutkoff is the Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility for Guggenheim Partners, the global investment and advisory firm with more than $305 billion in assets under management and 2,300 employees worldwide. In this role he manages the firm’s strategic and philanthropic giving as well as employee community engagement and volunteerism. Robert received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he received the Nathan Gantcher Prize for Social Enterprise, and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Daniel has held the position of Vice President & General Counsel at TerraCycle, Inc. since June 2016 after having spent the previous six years as its Vice President for Global Administration responsible for overseeing the company’s expansion into 20 foreign markets. Prior to joining TerraCycle, Inc., Daniel worked at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C., studying monetary policy. He holds a BA in Government from Cornell University and a JD from the University of Miami (FL) School of Law.
Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a social entrepreneur, career + life coach, consultant, speaker, and community builder. His passion is working with professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives to help them pursue work they are passionate about, build authentic personal brands, become financially successful, and create lives that make the world a better place. He does this through 1-on-1 coaching, nonprofit and businesses consulting, and on a larger scale as CEO of Be Social Change where he’s built the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City. Marcos earned a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College as well as a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. Marcos is a board member of the Young Professionals Nonprofit Network and an American Express Leadership Academy Fellow. You can learn more about him at www.MarcosSalazar.com.
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