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Getting to the Right Thing: Opening Plenary


Room Name: Main Stage, 'Ohana Floor, 30th Floor

The opening plenary will provide a big picture take on the issues that companies need to consider as they design and implement their philanthropic, CSR, and corporate citizenship agenda. This will include racial equity and justice, the state of democracy, climate and disasters, global issues, and the continuing pandemic. We will also lift up the raised expectations of companies as active actors in social and political issues.

Together with our panel of experts, we hope to answer: What does the landscape look like? What are the issues and conditions companies should be thinking about? How should companies approach these conditions? Which social and political issues do key stakeholders expect companies to address?


  • John Harper, Managing Director, FSG 
  • Tolu Lawrence, Managing Director of Programs and Partnerships, JUST Capital 
  • Jorge Fontanez, CEO, B Lab 
  • Moderator: Dwayne S. Marsh, President and CEO, Northern California Grantmakers 
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 -
10:00am to 10:50am PDT