The Satell Institute Announces its Spring 2021 Private CEO Conference


A dynamic group of top CEOs dedicated to improving both their company growth and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will attend the Satell Institute’s Spring 2021 Private CEO Conference by invitation only. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Attending CEOs may choose to join the event in person at the Franklin Institute or virtually via livestream.

5 Top CEOs Share their Successful CSR Practices
at the Spring 2021 CEO Conference
Madeline Bell, CHOP; Nick Bertram, The GIANT Company; David Adelman, Campus Apartments; Chris Franklin, Essential Utilities & Chris Gheysens, Wawa

This conference will feature five top regional growth leaders, in 50 fast-paced minutes, each sharing how CSR has positively impacted their business results and communities where they and their employees live and work. Following the business growth leader presentations, CEOs will partake in candid CEO peer-to-peer discussions. The Satell Institute members are the only group of CEOs who come together to share best practices on CSR.

The Institute is proud to convene this impressive group for a morning dedicated to CSR:

  • Madeline Bell, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Nicholas Bertram, President of The GIANT Company
  • David Adelman, CEO of Campus Apartments, Co-Founder of FS Investments, and Founder of Darco Capital
  • Chris Franklin, CEO of Essential Utilities, Inc.
  • Chris Gheysens, CEO of Wawa, Inc.

Plus, 5 Minutes on the Future of CSR: Why Business Schools Should Join the CSR Conversation with:

  • Erika H. James, Dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Why CEOs Attend
The Institute’s semi-annual CEO Conference attracts top corporate and foundation leaders for insights and dialogue around CSR. Attendees have the opportunity to make connections, collaborate, and network with likeminded leaders. Satell Institute events are extremely valuable for both experienced CEOs and those who are newer to CSR.

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables – A SI Hallmark
The much-anticipated hallmark of each Satell Institute conference is the private CEO peer-to-peer discussion groups that follow the presentation. These exclusive CEO roundtables provide candid and unique idea exchange on CSR best practices, benefits, and challenges. CEO participants continuously rank these discussions highly, citing the invaluable practical and timely takeaways which inspire effective and efficient real-world strategies for positive growth and community impact.

As always, there is no charge to attend, but attendees must be a CEO or equivalent and invited by an existing Satell Institute Member.

About the Satell Institute
The Satell Institute is a Think and Do Tank dedicated to CSR that educates on the importance of social impact and civic engagement. The Satell Institute has created a diverse collective force of corporate-nonprofit and foundation partnerships, lengthening the trajectories of valuable nonprofit programs and initiatives.

As SI Founder & Chairman Ed Satell frequently notes, “It’s in a company’s self-interest to support a thriving community for the benefit of all who live and work there.” The Institute champions the compelling need for long-term support for nonprofits, the mission-driven organizations, that make our communities vibrant.

Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia

The Satell Institute is proud to partner with the Philadelphia Foundation and local chambers of commerce to bring the Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia – a regional adaptation of the national program created by the Points of Light that recognizes civic-minded companies that are using their time, talent, and resources to drive social impact in their communities – to our Corporate Members.

The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia is a no-cost, self-assessment survey, powered by True Impact’s secure, confidential web-based measurement tool.

Survey results will provide participants with a deeper understanding of how their current CSR efforts align with best practices and organizations of similar size and capacity in the region. All data shared during the assessment will remain private. Once the data is compiled, participants will be ranked among the top 50 civic-oriented businesses in the region.

The honorees will be publicly announced in June 2021.

Why Participate?
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia allows SI Members to:

  • Measure and benchmark their efforts,
  • Hear about additional practices in CSR and corporate citizenship,
  • Develop a roadmap for continued impact, and
  • Have social impact and philanthropic efforts recognized.

Learn More about Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia

The Satell Institute Continues to
Welcome New Members


We are thrilled to have membership at the Satell Institute continue to grow as great companies and private businesses and foundations choose to support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. This week we welcome new members, Alan Cohn, CFP, and Stephen Cohn, CFP, Co-Founders & Co-Presidents of Sage Financial Group. Headquartered in Conshohocken, PA, Sage is a privately held, independent, Investment and Wealth Management firm and provides services to more than 600 clients.

Sage chose to support Mastery Charter Schools for four years as part of their membership in the Satell Institute. Mastery is a nationally recognized non-profit school network of charter, turnaround and renaissance schools in Philadelphia, PA, and Camden, NJ, serving over 4,000 students in grades K-12, ensuring that all students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, compete in the global economy and pursue their dreams.

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