We are pleased to announce that registration for ICCR's Fall 2020 (Virtual) Member Conference, From the Eye of the Storm, scheduled for the week of October 5th is now open.
While we may need to hit the pause button on in-person meetings temporarily, clearly there has been no break in our collective efforts to press for greater corporate accountability. In fact, the perfect storm of COVID-19, climate change, and a national reckoning with systemic racism has only raised the stakes, making our work even more relevant and the need for us to stay connected as a community doubly urgent.
Among the sessions we are planning are a deep dive on what it means to "Build Back Better" - retooling systems, business models, and policies that will help us recover in a way that is inclusive and equitable; a discussion on the importance of engaging companies on their climate lobbying to help speed the path to climate stability; strategies that advance worker-led human rights campaigns, and the Racial Justice Investing Coalition will present case studies and real-life examples of benefits and barriers in coordinating with social justice groups to address racial justice through shareholder advocacy. We hope to use our week together to rethink investor strategies to answer the most pressing challenges of our time and are planning a conference packed with ideas, insights, and inspiration - together with learning, networking, and some fun thrown in for good measure!
In the coming days we will be opening registration for our annual Special Event, EmPOWERING the People on Tuesday, October 6th from 3:30 to 4:45 with a discussion about the importance of building justice into our clean energy future, a special musical guest, and a tribute to this year's Legacy Award winner Susan Smith Makos. The panel discussion will be followed by a Virtual Reception, so pour yourself a favorite beverage, grab a snack, and join us for an hour to share a toast and connect with friends old and new.
We look forward to seeing our Members on October 5th - whether in your home office, on your living room couch, on your deck, patio, or in your garden - for our Fall 2020 Conference, From the Eye of the Storm, where we will share ideas, build relationships, and advance our collective work!