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)
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Coffee & Networking
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
Welcome Remarks & Opening Address
9:20AM - 10:00 AM
What’s Happening? Understanding Trust and the Call to Social Leadership
The Edelman Trust Barometer 2017
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.
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.
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.”
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.
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Lunch and Networking
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)?
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.
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Since 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.
Benenova 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'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.