Mark facilitated a panel at the 2014 Boston College International Corporate Citizen Conference: Adaptable Leadership. The annual conference engaged over 600 member company attendees to share knowledge and expertise regarding the practice of corporate citizenship. This year emphasized the need for leaders in the field to be responsive and adaptive to the changing environment in which we live and work.
Mark lead the discussion on “Balancing Corporate Philanthropy: Long and Short, Big and Small.” The conversation provided expertise on balancing short- and long-term priorities and focused on how corporations struggle with committing to long-term philanthropic programs that can yield real impact. Mark joined fellow corporate practitioners to address the merits of corporate foundations and other giving vehicles, as well as how to find the right balance of large and small gifts and grants. He was joined by Kenya Haupt, Director of Corporate Responsibility at PwC; Mike Newman, Director of Community Relations at The Travelers Companies; and Dave Verbraska, Vice President of Worldwide Public Affairs and Policy at Pfizer Canada Inc.
For overall key learnings on adaptable leadership from the BC Conference, check out our team member Nikki Korn’s blog.