“Fierce Urgency”: Advancing Collaborative Leadership Around Corporate Social Responsibility Dialogues on Race, Ideology & Reform

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Jun 10, 2021

12:00PM-1:00PM ET

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Earlier this year, on the heels of a public appeal by prominent Black business executives for Corporate America to take a “non-partisan stand for equality and democracy,” 62 Am Law 100 firms and 19 general counsel offered their support in denouncing the controversial wave of voting rights legislation affecting nearly every state in the union. This call to action, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s April 4, 1967 plea to seize the “fierce urgency of now,” is part of a broader, increasingly ardent emphasis on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in modern business. Indeed, as the global workforce continues to diversify, and powerful groups such as the Business Roundtable acknowledge the need “to create value for all [company] stakeholders” (e.g. customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and communities), the ability of business leaders to effect meaningful change is paramount.

This conversation convenes in-house counsel and law firm leaders for an earnest take on how legal professionals are driving CSR initiatives at large and small organizations. Where and how does the legal function make the greatest impact on corporate strategy? What collaborative opportunities exist between corporate clients and outside counsel? What criteria determine a sustainable and effective corporate policy? And to what extent might internal or external challenges hinder organizational progress?

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Why You Should Attend

  • This program offers a timely and important opportunity for corporate counsel and law firm leaders to explore collaborative opportunities and best practices in advancing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives
  • Our panelists are widely-lauded change agents who understand the role and influence of Corporate America in shaping public policy and civil discourse
  • Attendees are invited to share questions, perspectives, and ideas throughout this interactive conversation

    Who Should Attend

  • General Counsel
  • Deputy General Counsel
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Law Firm Chairs & Managing Partners
  • Law Firm Executive Committee members
  • Law Firm C-Suite officers
  • Event Co-Chair

    Axel Threlfall

    Editor at Large, Reuters

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    Event Details

    Thursday, Jun 10

    12:00 PM ET
    "Fierce Urgency": Advancing Collaborative Leadership Around Corporate Social Responsibility

    Earlier this year, on the heels of a public appeal by prominent Black business executives for Corporate America to take a “non-partisan stand for equality and democracy,” 62 Am Law 100 firms and 19 general counsel offered their support in denouncing the controversial wave of voting rights legislation affecting nearly every state in the union. This call to action, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s April 4, 1967 plea to seize the “fierce urgency of now,” is part of a broader, increasingly ardent emphasis on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in modern business. Indeed, as the global workforce continues to diversify, and powerful groups such as the Business Roundtable acknowledge the need “to create value for all [company] stakeholders” (e.g. customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and communities), the ability of business leaders to effect meaningful change is paramount.

    This conversation convenes in-house counsel and law firm leaders for an earnest take on how legal professionals are driving CSR initiatives at large and small organizations. Where and how does the legal function make the greatest impact on corporate strategy? What collaborative opportunities exist between corporate clients and outside counsel? What criteria determine a sustainable and effective corporate policy? And to what extent might internal or external challenges hinder organizational progress?

    Moderator:
    Axel Threlfall, Editor at Large, Reuters

    1:00 PM ET
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