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Corporate Citizenship & Community Engagement Council

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The Council’s mission is to help the most senior leaders in the practice of corporate citizenship & community engagement across industries and regions. We are looking at the business context for Corporate Citizenship & Community Engagement and foster an exchange on how to align community engagement, social impact and business strategy.

The group provides a confidential and vendor-free environment for candid peer-exchange of best practices, and solutions. The Agenda is fully member driven. The group meets 3 times per year, at members HQ across Europe, for in between check-in calls, surveys etc.

Upcoming Meetings

Regular Peer Exchange Session with Partner Councils
22 – 23 June 2021
26 – 27 October 2021

Members include:

  • Airbus United Arab Emirates
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Deere & Company
  • ING Group
  • Morgan Stanley & Co. International Ltd.
  • Nestle S.A.
  • SAP SE
  • Sanofi Espoir Foundation
  • TOTAL S.A.

Enduring relationships with trusted peers is the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the council value. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective topic selection and problem solving that puts your issues on the agenda
  • Informal, real-time benchmarking of current approaches by member companies to the most challenging issues faced by product development
  • Multi-industry insights and best practices from non-competitive peers via in-depth discussions
  • Performance accelerating ideas for a key growth engine for your company
  • Networking, reputation building and access within your peer community

“Councils offer me a highly professional thought leadership exchange, and a wealth of access to resources, networks, and thought leadership. I appreciate the balance between engaging in strategic dialogue and experiencing relevant subject matter to advance my thinking. The topics are timely and include helpful real-life applications.”

Nicole Anderson, President AT&T Foundation

“The Research is very meaningful and you can see in our Council Agendas we are incorporating more and more a session where we want Conference Board researchers to share their findings with us. The research is timely, and the topics are very relevant. We also use it to see what is coming, and this is the beauty of The Conference Board, it's not just the way it enables this platform for us to exchange but also brings this outside-in information to look forward, what is coming, what are the trends, and from our learnings how we will face these trends together.”

Eugenia Ceballos Hunziker, Responsible Sourcing Manager, Group Sustainable Development, LafargeHolcim

“What I might tell a potential new member thinking about the CG Council is that it is an enriching professional experience and I believe it enables a company secretary or someone in a similar role to really improve the job they are doing within their company, and also enrich their own professional experience through the exchange with other professionals like themselves.”

Ben Mathews, Company Secretary, BP Co-Chair Corporate Governance Council

  • New GDPR Bridge Regulation
  • Strategy/Charters/Policies/Frameworks
  • Trends in Corporate Citizenship
  • Progress Towards 2030 Agenda
  • Changing Relationship Between CSR Department and Foundation
  • Multi-stakeholder Partnerships
  • Assessment of Tech Platforms
  • Influence NGOs and UN Agencies
  • Structure of CSR Department
  • The Changing Role of Companies
  • Influence NGOs and UN Agencies

Members are the most senior leaders in the practice of corporate citizenship and community engagement based in EMEA and representing different industries and regions.

Jeff Archambault

Jeff Archambault

Council Director, Corporate Citizenship & Community Engagement Council
The Conference Board
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