2014 CSR & Corporate Volunteering Conferences

2014 CSR & Corporate Volunteering Conferences

These conferences are focused on CSR, sustainability, corporate volunteering and/or philanthropy.

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Deciding which CSR and Corporate Citizenship conferences to attend this year? Below you’ll find a list of our top conferences for 2014. These conferences are focused on CSR, sustainability, corporate volunteering and/or philanthropy. Let us know where you’re going to be – hopefully we’ll see you there!

Note: If you’re aware of a great conference that is not listed, please leave the conference name, date, and location in the comments below. Should it meet our criteria, we’ll be happy to promote your event!

1. CECP’s Board of Boards CEO Conference
Feb. 24, 2014. New York, NY
No cost to register.

“CECP’s Board of Boards CEO Roundtable is a closed-door discussion, limited to 50 leading global CEOs, to collaboratively explore restoring trust in business through business investments in solutions to societal challenges. The CEO conversation will address the issues CEOs care about, such as at-risk youth, engaging and mobilizing Employees, Hiring Our Heroes: Reintegrating Veterans, obesity and declining global health, Safe Communities: Before and After Disasters, STEM education, and workforce development.”

2. ACCP – Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals
March 2-5, 2014. Las Vegas, NV
Members: $2,300
Non-members: $3,000

“The Annual Conference on Corporate Contributions is the premier conference in the U.S. for professionals in corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility, community relations and volunteerism, assembling renowned speakers, authors, practitioners and educators. This year’s conference theme – Going BeyondThe Potential of Corporate Philanthropy – is about not only achieving the potential of corporate philanthropy and corporate responsibility, but also about challenging the limits it faces.”

3. Council on Foundations
June 8-10, 2014. Washington, DC
Early Bird
Members: $1,000
Non-members: $1,500
Members: $1,200
Non-members: $1,700

“Philanthropy Exchange, the Council on Foundations’ 2014 Annual Conference, is the premier opportunity for grant-making foundations from across the country and around the globe to elevate issues critically important to the philanthropic sector while networking with colleagues and thought leaders from across the field, all amidst the backdrop of our nation’s capital.”

4. Catalyzing Growth in Emerging Markets: PYXERA Global
April 7-8. Washington, D.C.
Earlybird: $250
Regular: $350

“On April 7, join in-person or online for a series of high-level conversations among senior corporate and government leaders about how private sector engagement in emerging markets is transforming business, creating new opportunities for shared value and citizen diplomacy, and enriching lives and livelihoods around the world. A follow-on reception will provide an opportunity for networking.”

“On April 8, attend for a series of inspiring presentations, panels, and interactive workshops which will address how corporate global engagement through volunteerism can enhance leadership and talent development, encourage frugal innovation, spur business insight, fuel hybrid and sustainable value chains, and enable holistic community development.”

5. Boston College Centre for Corporate Citizenship
March 23-25, 2014. Los Angeles, CA
Members: $1795
Non-members: $2195

“At this year’s 2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, speakers will provide insights, proven success stories, and practical takeaways that focus on how corporate citizenship professionals can apply adaptable leadership. This year’s conference theme,Adaptable Leadership, focuses on the need for corporate citizenship professionals to adapt to new and changing situations and environments.”

6. Charities@Work: Best Practices Summit on Engagement, Giving & Volunteerism
Apr. 3-4, 2014. New York, NY

“Charities@Work is pleased to present its 13th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship. Attendees will interact with speakers from a variety of backgrounds, professions, and fields, all aiming to deliver key strategies for making employee engagement matter. Work teams, hands-on volunteering, peer-to-peer conversations, engagement labs and engagement tools are sure to make the 2014 Summit the most engaging one of the year.”

7. Ceres Conference
Apr. 30-May 1, 2014. Boston, MA
Early Rates
Members: $500-$1,100
Non-members: $500-$1,300
Regular Rates
Members: $600-$1,200
Non-members: $600-$1,400

“The Ceres Conference provides a unique forum for networking and connecting with corporate and investor leaders, non-profit groups, thought leaders and media to discuss current challenges, trends and opportunities within sustainability.”

8. VolunteerMatch Client Summit
Sep. 18-19, 2014. Detroit, MI
Members Only

“The two-day, invitation-only event, to be held at the GM Renaissance Center, will showcase ideas and best practices in corporate volunteering, employee engagement and community impact. In attendance at the event will be practitioners and experts in corporate social responsibility (CSR), including representatives from the VolunteerMatch family of corporate clients. Session topics will range from inspiring employee giving and measurement of volunteer programs to effective corporate-nonprofit partnerships.”

9. Cause Marketing Forum

May 28-29, 2014. Chicago, IL
Members: $945*
Non-members: $955

*Member discounts end March 15, 2014

“Every year cause marketing masters, practitioners and colleagues join together for this must-attend annual conference. Highlights include powerful discussion groups, ample networking opportunities and skill-building sessions.”

10. Sustainable Brands
June 2-5, 2014. San Diego, CA

*Prices go up March 29th, 2014

“Sustainable Brands is an international community of learning and action focused on understanding and leveraging the role of brands in shaping a flourishing future. The Sustainable Brands Conference is ground zero for sustainability, brand and innovation professionals who come together from around the world to be inspired, engaged and equipped to succeed by building the better brands of tomorrow, while building a network of likeminded colleagues who can help.”

11. Points of Light Institute: National Conference on Volunteering & Service
June 16-18, 2014. Atlanta, GA
Members: $450
Non-members: $275-$500

Prices go up April 26, 2014

“The Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service is the largest convening of service leaders from all walks of life, sectors, races and religions, and political persuasions, united to lead the dynamic, ever-expanding, international volunteer service movement. The conference will showcase those on the forefront of the service revolution who have new ideas and proven solutions to tough community problems. Participants will hear from dynamic voices who meld digital prowess with down-home inspiration, provocative thinking with old-fashioned activism to drive, empower and engage volunteers toward positive solutions.”

12. 2014 IARSLCE Annual Conference
September 29 – October 1, 2014 New Orleans, LA

“The IARSLCE Annual Research Conference is targeted to scholars, practitioners, students, and community partners interested in research on service-learning, community-based research, campus-community partnerships, and civic learning outcomes in P-20 education. Attendees include faculty, administrators, and scholar-practitioners in higher education, community partners, educators in K-12, and professionals and leaders in educational policy and community development. To advance understanding of scholarship from international perspectives, scholars from outside of the United States are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.”

13. Dreamforce
Oct. 13-16, 2014. San Francisco, CA

“Connect with the biggest cloud computing event of the year, and you’ll learn how to connect to your customers in a whole new way. At Dreamforce 2014 you’ll discover everything you need to know, from industry leaders who are paving the way to the future.”

14. Business for Social Responsibility
Nov. 4-7, 2014. New York, NY

“The BSR Conference 2014 will bring together more than 1,000 leaders in business and sustainability from around the world to share their expertise and knowledge. For more than 21 years, our conference has provided the preeminent global platform for sharing best practices, collaborative approaches, and opportunities to advance sustainable business. Join us in New York November 4-7 to accelerate progress as we work to create a just and sustainable world.”

15. Commit! Forum
Oct. 2014. New York, NY
Members: $1,675
Corporate Non-members: $2,175
NGO / Non-profits/Academic/Government: $1,100

“Do you track corporate responsibility, sustainability or transparency? Are you charged with improving your company’s responsible, sustainable, and transparent practices? Do you need to stay on top of how companies improve their role in society? Then the Commit!Forum is the one must-attend event for you in 2014!”

16. Net Impact
Nov. 6-8, 2014. Minneapolis, MN

“Net Impact brings together 2,600 professionals and students dedicated to using their careers to change the world.”

17. IAVE
Sep. 15-20, 2014. Gold Coast, AUS
Early Bird
Members: $685-$850
Non-members: $785-$950
Members: $785-$950
Non-members: $885-$1,050

All prices listed in Australian dollars

“The theme of what will be IAVE’s 23rd World Conference is Volunteering, Today’s Imperative. The 23rd IAVE World Volunteer Conference will give delegates the opportunity to learn from and network with distinguished international speakers and expert trainers, as well as leaders from the international volunteering community, governments and the corporate sector.”

More info on the best conferences for 2014 from VolunteerMatch’s Rob Rosenthal

Click here for information on last year’s conferences. Who did we miss? If it includes employee engagement in CSR, sustainability and corporate citizenship – just leave a comment below with all the details. Looking for a speaker for your conference? We’ve got a few on our team!Just email us via contact@realizedworth.com or leave a comment below.