Corporate Citizenship Conference Recap Day 3: A Future-Focused Finale

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Corporate Citizenship Conference Recap Day 3: A Future-Focused Finale

Corporate Citizenship Conference 2015
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:10am

The final day of the 2015 International Corporate Citizenship Conference was rich with inspiration and ideas, as attendees solidified connections, learned from each other and from experts in the field, and were introduced to next year’s Conference sponsor—UPS—during the event’s closing session.

Progress through innovation

Following a morning of networking, the approximately 600 CSR professionals attending the Conference gathered for the opening general session, hosted by Wells Fargo—who not only sponsored the event, but also provided carbon offsets for all of the Conference attendees. During the session, titled “Collaboration Driving Innovation,” Wells Fargo environmental leaders Mary Wenzel and Ashley Grosh were joined by Richard Adams, director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, for an in-depth look at environmental sustainability and the role of strategic partnerships—both within the organization and with external stakeholders.

To begin the session, Wenzel shared Wells Fargo’s journey to environmental sustainability, which was marked by multiple environmental commitments. The company’s current environmental commitment is comprised of 2020 goals that strive to create change within communities, within Wells Fargo, and within the company’s lines of business. Unlike previous iterations, the current commitment was developed by engaging stakeholders throughout the business first, and then rolling those goals up through leadership—a strategy that delivered results, as many of the company’s 2020 goals were met by 2012.

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