Corporate Funders Program – Living in a Material World: How to Prioritize and Manage ESG Issues

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Corporate Funders Program – Living in a Material World: How to Prioritize and Manage ESG Issues

October 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Exciting program opportunity for Philanthropy WV Corporate Giving members! Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania are offering our members a special rate (when registering select the GWP Member rate) to attend their upcoming Corporate Funders Program.

Which corporate citizenship issues are most important and is your company in the best position to address them?  Answering this question can help you identify the boundaries of your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) report, create a corporate citizenship strategy, and identify business risks and opportunities.

Join us for this interactive workshop with Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship as we review a process for identifying priority ESG issues, discuss how to create a materiality matrix, and understand how it can drive strategic decisions that engage internal and community stakeholders.

Workshop Facilitator

Stewart Rassier is the Director of Executive Education at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship where he manages and facilitates courses for corporate responsibility professionals and leads consulting services. Stewart is a seasoned corporate responsibility strategist, implementer, and communicator and works with clients across North America, Europe and the Middle East including Adidas, Ally, Disney, Lam Research, McDonald’s, Saudi Aramco, Vestas, and Walmart.

Previously he worked at AccountAbility and Saatchi & Saatchi S – niche, sustainability consultancy firms. He has also directed civic leadership programs for high school students and taught 1st and 4th grade in Santiago, Chile. Stewart is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where he studied international relations and social anthropology.

Registration information can be found HERE.

Parking Information:

For easiest garage access, enter the parking garage at GATE 4 on South Commons Street. Stay in the leftmost lanes when you enter and take the nearest elevator (look for CENTRAL 2) up to the P (Plaza) Level of the Concourse.

For Uber/Public Transit:

100 South Commons
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

There is an entrance to the Concourse at the corner of South Commons and Federal Street, across from the Post Office.


October 3, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


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