From Corporate DE&I Commitments to Action: Implementation, Challenges, Learnings, and What’s Next

Thursday, October 28, 2021 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Virtual Meeting - Register by 10/27
Members of PNY & Partner Orgs: 
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Last year, countless corporations came forward with public statements and commitments around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). In this session, designed for peer learning and sharing, we will have an authentic dialogue and collectively explore where the corporate social responsibility (CSR) field is in DE&I today, following the many commitments that have been made, as well as the implications for corporate giving.  

We will dig deeper into what Corporate Giving, Corporate Foundation and CSR professionals are grappling with on a day-to-day basis to actualize DE&I commitments and do the work.

Join us for active breakout and full group discussions to share successes, challenges, lessons learned, and what's coming up next.

  • Implementation: How is implementation of the DE&I commitments taking place?  In particular, what are initiatives and efforts underway to advance DE&I and align people, product, operations, communications, corporate giving/community partnerships and external collaborations beginning to look like?
  • Challenges: What are the challenges that Corporate Foundation/Giving and CSR teams are facing in advancing/actualizing DE&I targets, particularly from a grantmaking and/or employee volunteerism lens?
  • Learnings: What has been learned over the past year in moving from targets to implementation?
  • Governance: How are the commitments and achievement of public targets being governed, who is responsible in matrixed and multi-stakeholder (including national and/or global) corporate structures?
  • What’s next: Where is the field moving, what do we see on the horizon and how do we start integrating this in our work to keep the momentum going? 

Discussion Catalysts

Designed for

All interested funders, especially corporate foundations, Corporate Sustainability and ESG professionals, and their business colleagues in HR and D&I roles. What to expect: breakout discussions followed by group discussions.


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Program 

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee).

Registration is required by October 27th. Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the program. 

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

Please email with any questions.