Looking Ahead: Engaging with your Peers in the Corporate Responsibility Association’s Thought Leadership Councils

Wednesday, January 10 2018 @ 12:00pm EST

Looking to strengthen your connections with other corporate responsibility practitioners, learn best practices, explore ways to address common issues, discover opportunities, build your network and sharpen your skills?We are pleased to provide an overview of the Corporate Responsibility Association’s Thought Leadership Councils (TLCs) and describe how you can benefit from participating.TLCs are a forum for driving thought leadership and for corporate responsibility practitioners to candidly discuss issues, challenges and opportunities with peers. Guest presenters and member practitioners are invited to share research findings, insights and best practices in an open peer-to-peer network.

CRA TLCs focus on four core areas of corporate responsibility – Brand and Communication; Reports, Ratings and Rankings; Professional Development; and Responsible Sourcing and Supply Chain.

Learn more and get an exclusive look at what’s in store for Thought Leadership Councils in 2018 during this webcast.

 About the Presenters 

Laurel_Peacock_NRGLaurel Peacock is a Senior Manager of Sustainability for NRG Energy, a U.S. based Fortune 500 independent power producer with a vision to create a sustainable energy future Laurel supports strategy creation and execution of company-wide sustainability initiatives.  In this role, she also leads all voluntary reporting processes to foster industry leadership and create shareholder value.  During her almost 5 years at NRG, she helped set industry-leading, science-based carbon reduction goals and led practical, innovative initiatives that address key societal and environmental issues.

T_BoldenTanya Bolden is Director, Corporate Responsibility Products & Services at AIAG.  As leader of AIAG’s strategic programming and associated product offerings, she works with teams of volunteers, drawn from AIAG member companies, to develop and implement guidelines and share best practices to help companies manage their legislative, regulatory, and customer requirements on issues such as supply chain sustainability, environmental responsibility and business ethics. Bolden joined AIAG from General Motors Company, where she was Corporate Responsibility Manager, responsible for a broad range of global corporate responsibility issues impacting the company.  She specifically was responsible for the social sector, including industry collaborations, stakeholder engagement, reporting, risk assessment and cross-functional leadership interface.

Jennifer AndersonJennifer Anderson is COO and Co-Founder of Sustrana, a sustainability management solutions company.  Sustrana provides software and consulting to companies seeking to integrate environmental, social and governance best practices into their businesses.  Over the past 10 years, Jennifer has worked with numerous companies spanning multinational Fortune 500 enterprises to regional non-profits across a range of industries to build and implement sustainability strategies.  Jennifer has a background in management consulting and investment management, including nine years at SEI, a global investment management company.  Jennifer is a Senior Certified Sustainability Professional, holds a BA in Economics and Japanese from Bucknell University, and a Masters of Public Health from Drexel University.

Bart Alexander_headshotAs Principal of Alexander & Associates LLC, Bart Alexander supports leaders, teams and organizations to grow both enterprise and stakeholder value by embracing core responsibility and sustainability opportunities.  Previously, as global Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer for Molson Coors, Bart led changes that resulted in the company’s recognition as a global sustainability leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the Carbon Disclosure Project, Newsweek Green and Corporate Responsibility Magazine.  Bart also has led reform of various federal, state and local government agencies.  Bart holds a MSC from the London School of Economics, a BA magna cum laude from Harvard College and served as a senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Nancy MancillaNancy Mancilla is recognized through her leadership as at ISOS Group as a GRI Certified Training Partner, CDP Educational Partner, ISO26000 and GPM (for Sustainability Project Management) Training Partner, as well as a TSC Service Provider. In her capacity, Nancy
has orchestrated 300+ trainings, serves as a thought leader, speaker and expert in the non-financial reporting space. Through her practice, services extended to clients include reporting strategy, guidance and external assurance. Since inception, ISOS Group has grown to become the trusted provider of sustainability reporting knowledge and expertise.