BSC Event: Future of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Join Be Social Change ( and the New York Corporate Social Responsibility Meetup ( on Thursday, October 15th for a panel discussion on the Future of Corporate Social Responsibility - Can Business Be Used as a Force for Good? ( as we explore the trends, challenges, and best practices in CSR.


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There is a growing expectation that businesses take into account not only their bottom line but also the impact they have on society and the environment. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business practice that involves company initiatives that give back - for example, donating a portion of proceeds to charity, minimizing carbon emissions and waste, organizing employee volunteer opportunities, or initiating cause-marketing programs - each designed to use business as a force for good.

With more companies integrating CSR practices, this panel discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities of using business to positively impact society and the environment. How do businesses meet these imperatives while maintaining their economic competitiveness? How can they measure, track, and report on the impact that CSR initiatives have on both their community and their bottom-line? And how will these trends affect the future of how we do business?


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{Drinks and snacks will be provided!}

Join the conversation on Twitter:

@BeSocialChange ( | @MarcosSalazar ( | @whatifglobal ( | @AmanSinghCSR ( | @EdelmanPR ( | @vera_oziransky ( | @BSRnews ( | @UPS ( | #givelocal | @KopaliOrganics (


6:30-7:00pm - Doors open, Check-in

7:00-8:30pm - Program, Panel Discussion, Q&A

8:30 - Closing & Networking


• Aman Singh, VP of Business + Social Purpose, Edelman

• David Korngold, Manager of Advisory Services, BSR

• Vera Oziransky, Public Health Consultant

• Laura James, HR Manager, UPS

• Marcos Salazar (Moderator), Co-Founder & Executive Director, Be Social Change


Aman Singh (, VP of Business + Social Purpose, Edelman (

Aman Singh is one of the first journalists to focus on CSR and sustainability issues in the mainstream media, including leading coverage for Forbes CSR blog. She is a seasoned communicator, an enthusiastic social media strategist and an avid facilitator for stakeholder engagement, working through her firm -- Singh Solutions -on authentic and contextual CSR/sustainability reporting and communication strategies.

Before joining Edelman’s Business + Social Purpose team in New York as a Vice President, she served as CSRwire's Editorial Director, leading the media company's news distribution services, creating and growing its stakeholder engagement campaigns and CSR/sustainability reporting services with private and public sector organizations like JPMorgan Chase, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Campbell Soup, Nestle Waters North America, Best Buy, PwC, SAP, Verizon, Sodexo, General Mills, Aramark, and others and collaborating with its 8,000+ members on content and conversations that matter. She also led CSRwire's team of reporters with 250+ contributors while authoring numerous articles and live reports across the platform’s 25+ issue areas.

Follow Aman on Twitter: @AmanSinghCSR ( & @EdelmanPR (

David Korngold (, Manager of Advisory Services, BSR (

David is a Manager, Advisory Services at BSR, a global nonprofit business network and consultancy dedicated to sustainability. He works with multinational corporations to help them integrate sustainability and stakeholder perspectives into their core business strategies. Concentrating on the technology and financial services sectors, David leads initiatives with companies including AT&T, KKR, and IBM, on topics such as the environment, human rights, and inclusive economies. Additionally, David has created and facilitated corporate trainings, written articles and research papers, and served as a panelist/speaker at international conferences hosted by organizations such as Dow Jones and the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

In advancing corporate sustainability, David applies his prior experience as a strategy and management consultant at Bain & Company. In that role, he developed evidence-driven approaches to advise companies on issues ranging from operational organization to corporate strategy. Additionally, David has worked as an independent consultant in sustainability and nonprofit governance.

Follow BSR on Twitter: @BSCnews (

Vera Oziransky (, Public Health Consultant

Vera Oziransky served as the project manager at The Vitality Institute, where she led the Institute’s work on evidence-based workplace and community health promotion, focusing on a holistic approach to health, which includes both physical and mental wellbeing. Ms. Oziransky also led the Institute’s work on healthy design, promoting the co-benefits of designing for health and sustainability and co-authored the report “Beyond the Four Wall: Why Community is Critical to Workforce Health (,” calling for increased cross-sector collaboration to address community-level drivers of workforce health.

Previously, Ms. Oziransky was the Senior Policy Analyst at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of External Affairs. She led the development of Take Care New York, the city’s five year health agenda, and provided expertise in the development of the health department’s priority policy initiatives. Prior to this role, Ms. Oziransky directed New York City’s tobacco mentoring activities for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, consulting with 12 health departments nationwide on tobacco control policy, media, and coalition building.

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Laura James, HR Manager, UPS (

Laura is the East Region Community Relations Manager for UPS with the responsibility of managing the UPS Local Grants program for her respective territory and implementing UPS's strategy to advance the company's commitment to making local communities stronger

A 20-year UPS veteran, Laura began her career in New York City as a part-time employee in the Industrial Engineering Department and was later promoted into Industrial Engineering management upon receiving her degree in organizational management.

After a number of assignments within Industrial Engineering including roles in Package and Transportation operations, Laura then rotated into Human Resources and has held assignments within Employee Relations, Learning & Development and Workforce planning before assuming her current role.

Laura currently sits on the boards of St. Nicks Alliance, Playworks of Greater NY/NJ, and the Tri State Diversity Council.


Marcos Salazar (, Co-Founder + Executive Director, Be Social Change (

Marcos Salazar ( is a social entrepreneur (, career + life coach (, consultant (, speaker (, andcommunity builder ( His passion is working with professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives to help them pursue work they are passionate about, build authentic personal brands, become financially successful, and create lives that make the world a better place. He does this through 1-on-1 coaching (, nonprofit and businesses consulting (, and on a larger scale as Co-founder + Executive Director of Be Social Change ( where he’s built the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City. Marcos earned a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College as well as a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. Marcos is a board member of the Young Professionals Nonprofit Network and an American Express Leadership Academy Fellow. You can learn more about him at (

Follow Marcos on Twitter: @marcossalazar ( & @BeSocialChange (


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