Satell Conference highlights the inspiring benefits CEOs look for in CSR



On April 10, 2019 nearly 150 prominent CEOs from the Philadelphia region and beyond gathered for the Satell Institute Private CEO Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The purpose of the conference was for the CEO attendees to learn about CSR, share successes, and have idea exchange about how to build thriving communities.

More than 50% of the attendees were CEOs of member organizations of the Satell Institute who each already contribute a minimum of $100,000 or more over four years to community nonprofits of their choice. During the conference they expanded their knowledge and commitment to CSR and learned from one another’s experiences on how to more effectively benefit their constituencies. Another group of attendees were CEO guests interested in learning about CSR, the Satell Institute, and the potential benefits to their company. In addition, a third group were nonprofit CEOs seeking to increase their awareness of how to work with and inspire business organizations to choose to participate in CSR and effectively partner with their nonprofits.

Prominent Speakers

Speakers at the conference included Scott O’Neil, CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (Owners of the Philadelphia 76ers and several other teams), who gave a dynamic keynote address on the benefits of creating a business culture of giving back to the community and cultivating the leaders of tomorrow. Marcus Allen, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, brilliantly explained that if you are not part of the solution, you are the problem. And, Dr. Peter Frumkin, Research Director of the Satell Institute and the Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania, outlined the real, measurable impacts that effective CSR programs have on four key areas vital to CEO decisions – talent recruitment and retention, consumer perception, company reputation, and purchasing decisions.

Finally, Ed Satell, Founder and Chairman of the Satell Institute, invigorated the audience with words of inspiration on the unique points of distinction of the Satell Institute. Following the highly-regarded, small group idea exchange and discussion, the energized group of leaders departed with unique takeaways and positive learnings to be deployed in their businesses and communities.

Here is an inside look as Founder Ed Satell addresses the accomplished audience at April’s Conference on CSR.

Satell Institute Expands!

Membership at SI continues to grow with great companies and private foundations choosing to support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our members recognize a collective force can do more for communities than any organization can do on its own.

This week we welcome the following new member:

PA Health & Wellness
With a core belief that quality healthcare is best delivered locally, PA Health & Wellness exists to improve the health of its beneficiaries through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. The organization provides quality Medicaid and health insurance plans in Pennsylvania including a variety of Pennsylvania insurance benefits, member handbooks, and wellness information. As a Managed Care Organization and subsidiary of Centene Corporation (Centene), PA Health & Wellness was established to deliver quality healthcare in the state of Pennsylvania through local, regional and community-based resources.

The Satell Institute is supported by its own endowment and charges no fees or dues to members or the nonprofits supported.

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