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You are cordially invited to join the ISSP Greater NYC Chapter for our first Leaders in Sustainability event of 2018.

Corporate Citizenship: How the Private Sector is Advancing Sustainable Development

Co-sponsored by the ISSP-NYC and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer  

What is the role of the private sector in creating sustainable, equitable, and inclusive communities? Responsible businesses are putting their philanthropic budgets and employee volunteer hours to work in order to advance pro-social progress on human rights, labor conditions, the environment, and anti-corruption measures. No longer are governments alone expected or able to solve social challenges. Businesses are increasingly expected to contribute towards sustainable development goals that hold synergies with their core assets and operations, such as providing clean water, quality education, micro-loans, wildlife protection, and more. And unlike most government-driven programs that stop at national borders, these emerging private sector solutions are able to spread across the globe and embed deeply in local communities.

Join us for a discussion on how leading global enterprises are making positive impacts in diverse communities and environments. Our panel of leaders in corporate philanthropy will discuss the approaches taken by their firms, supporting both local communities and global sustainable development goals.

DATE, TIME, & VENUE 

      Monday, January 8th, 2018, 8:30-10:30am ET
      Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
      31st Floor, 601 Lexington Avenue, New York NY

TICKETS

      Members - $25
      Student members - $15
      Non-members - $35
      At door - $45

Join us for a captivating discussion and networking with sustainability professionals!  Continental breakfast will be served.  

AGENDA

      8:30 - 9:00 am - Continental breakfast & networking
      9:00 - 10:00 am - Panel discussion followed by Q&A
      10:00 - 10:30 am - Networking

PANELISTS

Kim Weinrick, Head of Public Affairs at OppenheimerFunds. Kimberly leads Public Affairs for OppenheimerFunds, a global asset manager. She is the Corporate Spokesperson for the firm, and is responsible for guiding the external communications, including media relations and outreach. In addition, Kimberly is responsible for the firm’s Philanthropy & Community initiatives with a focus on math literacy programs. Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds, Kimberly managed executive communications and Corporate Responsibility for J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking business and an international skills-based volunteer program with Bankers without Borders.

Joy Tumang, North America Regional Lead for Corporate Social Responsibility & Pro Bono Programs Freshfields.  Joy is the US regional lead for Freshfields Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro Bono programs - representing over six million dollars in funds and services annually.  She maintains oversight of the firm’s Matched Giving Fund and the U.S. Region's Environmental Reporting. Freshfields is a signatory to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Freshfields’ Responsible Business program 2017 highlights include an award-winning African Reforestation program that has yielded over a million carbon credits in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya and many pro bono team efforts whose projects include two Supreme Court submissions in the area of human rights (i.e., State of Hawaii v. Trump and Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt).

PANEL MODERATOR

Wendy Hapgood, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Wild Tomorrow Fund. Wendy is the co-founder of Wild Tomorrow Fund, a wildlife conservation charity based both in New York and “Zululand” South Africa. After a ten year career in the capital markets, Wendy has crossed over to the world of wildlife conservation, using her business skills to inspire others to create positive impact in the protection of our planet’s precious biodiversity.  Prior to co-founding Wild Tomorrow Fund, Wendy was a Director of Sales with Barclays in Singapore and Japan, and a Director of Sales at Citibank in New York before leaving the capital markets to complete a Masters in Sustainability Management at Columbia University.

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Note: This event will take place at 8:30am ET.  The time below is shown in Pacific Time, ISSP's server timezone.
January 8, 2018 5:30 AM   through   7:30 AM PT
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
31st Floor
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
United States
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