STRIDE – Agenda

12 Jul, 2021

Note: This is the 2021 agenda provided as an example of content you can expect to see in 2022.

The agenda is organized in three tracks to guide your learning experience.

Research & Trends


Thought Leadership


Best Practices


Tuesday, November 9

Times are in eastern standard time.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Opening Session: From Intent to Impact - The Role of the Chief Impact Officer

Companies are moving beyond just creating reports and monitoring issues; they are now focused on making an impact. Chief Impact Officers (CIOs) are reshaping what it means to work efficiently and across the entire business. Join us for a conversation with two prominent CIOs on how they are adding their own unique perspectives to this emerging leadership position.

Kelvin Baggett

Dr. Kelvin A. Baggett
Executive Vice President & Chief Impact Officer
McKesson Corporation

Sona Khosla

Sona Khosla
Chief Impact Officer

Erin Reilly

Erin Reilly
Chief Social Impact Officer

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Coffee

10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Best Practices: Advancing Equity in Your Advocacy Efforts

What does it mean to champion equity through advocacy? How do you identify inequities within policy initiatives and engage diverse groups of policymakers? Ensure your advocacy efforts are grounded in fairness and represent the needs of everyone your programs serve. Join our speakers for a conversation on methods and tools for building inclusive advocacy frameworks and putting them into action.

Bryan Greene

Bryan Greene
Vice President, Advocacy Policy
National Association of REALTORS


Dontai Smalls
Vice President, Global Public Affairs
United Parcel Service

Thought-Leadership: Global Partnerships Driving Social Good

When businesses band together to support social causes, they can accomplish great things. We’ll dive into this unique form of collaboration that focuses on investing in the greater good. Join experts as they provide strategic insights and examples of global partnerships that have led to powerful solutions that create change.

Kelly McCain

Kelly McCain
Head of Healthcare Initiatives
World Economic Forum


11:30- 11:45 a.m. Break

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Best Practices: Establishing Employee Well-being Programs

According to a recent survey by McKinsey, “since the start of the pandemic, 42% of employees globally have reported a decline in mental health.” Providing mental health support is critical to creating a workplace where employees can bring their whole selves. Join us for a conversation on workplace strategies and initiatives centered on mental wellness.

Maria Dee

Maria Dee
Executive Director, Workforce Wellbeing
Kaiser Permanente


Jessica Edwards
Director of External Relations
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

 Research and Trends: Keeping up with the ESG Reporting Landscape

Unsure of how to prepare for potential ESG-disclosure mandates from the SEC? In a complex and accelerating regulatory environment, it’s essential to stay in front of federal policies and how they may affect your industry. Join our speakers for a comprehensive look at recent movements, potential business implications, and how to prepare for regulatory changes.

Kyle Lawless

Kyle Lawless
Associate Director, Global Public Policy

Chris Hagler

Chris Hagler
Managing Director, Climate Change and Sustainability Service

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Best Practices: Building Intentional Allyship in the Workplace 

Your professional life is more than just deliverables. Inclusive workplaces are built through collective and intentional actions, support and empathy. Learning through listening, advocating and acting in support of your colleagues with different identities creates a culture of belonging. Join us for a discussion on ways you can position yourself to be a true ally to your colleagues.

Dawn Christian

Dawn Christian
EVP, Head of Inclusion Equity & Diversity and Cultural Marketing
GCI Health

 Research and Trends: Data Dive on Social Issue Engagement

Do you have a strategy for engaging in social issues? Do you have a good grasp on the sentiments of your stakeholders as it relates to specific social issues? Our speakers will provide key data, insights and engagement tools to support your social engagement strategy.

Joanna Piacenza

Joanna Piacenza
Head of Industry Intelligence
Morning Consult

1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

 Best Practices: Designing Charitable Initiatives that Directly Impact Communities

Does your company have a charitable match program? Does your organization host volunteer days? Investing in the social sector is vital to society; it leads to consistency and community-based impact. Join us for a conversation with leaders on how to establish successful and resilient corporate philanthropy programs that enrich communities.

Rikki Amos 2021

Rikki Amos
Executive Director, IFA Foundation
International Franchise Association

Jessica Clancy

Jessica Clancy
Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility

 Research and Trends: What Constitutes Materiality?

Your business is influenced by a myriad of factors. Identifying the ones that matter most to your ESG work is no easy task. Developing a smart assessment strategy will help you craft a strategic ESG report that speaks to risks, opportunities, and expectations. Join our speakers for a discussion on methods, tools, and tips for parsing out and understanding how to identify the elements of your ESG reports.

Rakhi Kumar

Rakhi Kumar
Senior Vice President, Sustainability Solutions
Liberty Mutual Insurance

April 4, 2017 - Alexandria, Virginia, USA: IO Sustainability staff photos.  Photo by Ian Wagreich / © Ian Wagreich Photography

Steve Rochlin
Impact ROI LLC

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Session: Is Stakeholder Capitalism a Business Reality?

With a call for value-driven business and increasing expectations around corporate activism, more companies are taking steps to serve all their stakeholders and better society. Is this change here to stay? We’ll cover how stakeholder capitalism is changing and the trends we expect to see in the coming years.

Genna Gent

Genna Gent
VP, Global Public Policy & Government Relations
McDonald’s Corporation

Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston
Author, Green Business Expert and Globally Recognized Speaker

Bestselling Author of Net Positive, The Big Pivot and Green Recovery
Former Director of the Corporate Environmental Strategy Project at Yale’s Environment School
Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, LLC

Sunya Norman

Sunya Norman
VP, ESG Strategy and Engagement