Conference on Employee Volunteer Engagement

Conference on Employee Volunteer Engagement

This Points of Light Corporate Service Council (CSC) Europe Meeting, co-hosted with Benenova and Pro Bono Lab, will gather the leading voices in corporate volunteering to explore best practices and build strong and impactful programs for their employees. Through the power of the Points of Light Network, attendees will join peers and experts to share the latest research and innovations for scaling impact and delivering high-quality volunteer service for employees, for communities and for the business bottom-line.

April 25, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | GE Offices in La Défense (map)

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8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Coffee & Networking

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

Welcome Remarks & Opening Address

  • Gared Jones, Senior Vice President, Global, Points of Light
  • Stéphanie Andrieux, President and Founder, Benenova
  • Antoine Colonna d’Istria, Co-Founder, Pro Bono Lab

9:20AM - 10:00 AM

What’s Happening? Understanding Trust and the Call to Social Leadership

The Edelman Trust Barometer 2017
The release of the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer has revealed that worldwide, trust is in crisis. The amount of trust we place in the four main institutions—business, government, NGOs, and media—has sharply declined. Join us for a session with Edelman on what this means for the future of corporate engagement and responsibility.

  • Antoine Harary, Global Managing Director, Edelman Intelligence

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM

Keynote: The Role of Companies in Leading Social Change – What’s Possible?

Understanding the role of corporate leadership in social responsibility and volunteer service.

  • Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG

10:25 AM – 10:45 AM

Conversation: Leading by Example

How do corporate executives understand the role of volunteering and service in their own lives and in their approach to social responsibility in the workplace? Hear perspectives from C-Suite executives.

  • Jenny Lawson, President of Networks, Points of Light
  • Antoine Harary, Global Managing Director, Edelman Intelligence
  • Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG

10:45 AM – 11:05 AM


11:05 AM – 12:20 PM

The Business Case for Employee Volunteering

Volunteerism is not only “Good for Communities,” it is also “Good for Employees” and “Good for Business.”

  • Jenny Lawson, President of Networks, Points of Light
  • Hannah Christie, Corporate Responsibility, Environment Social and Governance (ESG), Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Angelina Lamy, Head of the Foundation, Accenture

12:20 PM – 1:00 PM

Corporate Volunteering and the Sustainable Development Goals

How are companies focusing their employee volunteer programs on achieving the world’s most pressing challenges? How are they measuring results? Hear how corporate leaders are expanding the impact of their programs.

  • Tauni Lanier, Executive Director, IMPACT 2030
  • Alexandra Van der Ploeg, Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Lunch and Networking

Welcoming remarks

  • Corinne de Bilbao, President & CEO, GE France

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Technical Session I - Designing Programs to Reach All Types of Employees

How are companies building their CSR programs through multiple methods of employee engagement (e.g., hearts and hands, skills-based, pro bono volunteering)?

  • Antoine Colonna d’Istria, Co-Founder, Pro Bono Lab
  • Isabella Biadatti, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM
  • Sharon Auger, Officer, Corporate Citizenship, State Street

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM


4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Technical Session II - Effective Practices in Employee Volunteering

Learn about key success factors and best practices in building an effective employee volunteer program.

  • Jonathas Barreto, Senior Director, Global, Points of Light
  • Hugues Perdriel Vaissière, Tax Leader, GE Healthcare Systems EMEA, GE Healthcare
  • Dorothée Corbier, Director, Bouygues Telecom Foundation

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

  • Jenny Lawson, President of Networks, Points of Light



Points of Light Corporate Service Council

Points of LightSince 2005, the Points of Light Corporate Service Council has been the premier global platform for advancing corporate volunteerism leveraging the power of more than 85 companies to create change in our communities. As a collaborative, supportive and growing network of thought leaders and catalysts looking to increase the quantity and transform the quality of employee volunteering the CSC offers an authentic platform for advancing thought leadership and service values.


BenenovaBenenova makes it easy for everyone to make an impact in the community around them. We work with nonprofit organizations to create and manage hands-on and high-impact short-term volunteer opportunities, connecting people to the nonprofits that need their help to solve social and environmental issues on a local level. Benenova also supports companies to develop employee volunteering events and programs. Benenova involves a community of 4,200 volunteers in Paris, Lille, and Nantes, and works with more than 150 community organizations.

Pro Bono Lab

Pro Bono LabPro Bono Lab's mission is to make the talents of the business and student communities accessible to organizations serving the public good. We co-create impact-driven volunteering programs with companies, universities and public authorities in France and abroad. As a member of the Global Pro Bono Network, lead of the European Pro Bono group and Pro Bono Week co-organizer, Pro Bono Lab strongly supports global cooperation, research and promotion of the global pro bono movement.