Corporate social responsibility is a crucial part of a company’s structure of accountability and contribution to the communities in which they operate. And CSR professionals, as well as nonprofits and passionate individuals, can utilize CSR events to connect with each other, educate themselves on current trends, and get equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the field.
Here are our picks for the top 10 CSR events you should consider attending in 2023.
1. GreenBiz 23
Join the GreenBiz23 community, Feb 14 – 16, 2023, in Scottsdale, Ariz., to harness the knowledge of experts, peers and new voices to help you achieve net zero, advance the circular economy, elevate social justice, safeguard biodiversity, build resilient supply chains and more. Hear from 150 speakers that include leaders across corporations, government, nonprofits, startups, academia.
The 19th Annual Diversity & Leadership Conference is 100% virtual and features internationally-renowned speakers who bring their unique experiences integrating various diversity and inclusion topics that you can apply to your personal and professional life. This year’s conference kicks off with a National DEI Training Week from March 20-24, 2023. The second week of the conference, April 24-27, 2023, includes panel discussion and workshops.
You’re probably no stranger to the SXSW Conference, which provides a yearly opportunity for the global community of digital creatives to encounter cutting-edge ideas, discover new interests and network with other professionals who share a similar appetite for forward-focused experiences. This year’s conference will be held March 10-19, 2023, and will feature a variety of tracks that focus on the most important breakthroughs in technology, film, culture and music.
Corporate social impact landscape is rapidly changing. Expectations are higher. Roles, strategies, and terminology are evolving. Purpose is now interconnected with all parts of the business. October 16-18, 2023, in Denver, Co., is a time to connect with peers, build new relationships, and learn how to transform shifting trends into practical solutions. Forge a path forward and help your company be a changemaker in this critical time.
5. CECP Summit
The annual CECP Summit is on May 23-25, 2023 in Boston. This Summit is an in-person experience that brings together 200+ corporate leaders who drive social strategies at the world’s largest companies. Under the theme of The Age of Agility, this vital corporate network will engage and learn together learning about powerful insights on trends, partnerships and the impact of business.
For more than 20 years, the International Corporate Citizenship Conference, hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC), has brought together hundreds of global CSR professionals looking to learn, share and network among peers. Hosted on April 30 – May 2, 2023, in Minneapolis, this conference will help you “rethink resilience” as your organization move forward with its CSR efforts.
Held in Atlanta from May 16-18, 2023, this is a space for changemakers – both business and nonprofit corporate social impact leaders – to come to grow their knowledge and networks. Delving into ESG, employee engagement, DEI and coping with a challenging economy, hear from a variety of powerhouse speakers and enjoy breakout sessions ripe with idea-sharing.
Reuters will once again host its Responsible Business Europe Summit, this year taking place from June 6-7, 2023, in London. Tailored toward business and finance leaders, the summit features over 80 CEOs and executives to help you to overcome near-term pressures and uncover the true potential for business, centered around long-term, profitable and sustainable decisions.
From 16-19 October, 2023, in San Diego, this annual conference brings together sustainability, brand and innovation/R&D leaders. Attendees learn how to drive successful brand transformation that wins in the market by delivering meaningful value in today’s context and ensures readiness for tomorrow.
The Points of Light Conference is one you won’t want to miss! Our annual conference is the ultimate intersection between business, the nonprofit sector and everyday people. In 2023, we’re hosting The Points of Light Conference in downtown Chicago from June 14-16. With more than 50 educational workshops, inspirational leadership discussions and opportunities to connect with peers, this opportunity will allow us to lean on our unique and collective backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to drive change in the world.