Wednesday, May 3rd
The Chester at The Gansevoort
18 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014
Thursday, May 4th
The Altman Building
135 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
Thursday, May 4th
547 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001
Our Summit Stage brought together leaders who have expanded the horizons of social, economic, and environmental progress.
Pete Stavros, Co-head of Global Private Equity, KKR
Terri Ludwig, President, Ballmer Group
Moderated by Justina Nixon-Saintil, Chief Impact Officer, IBM
Michael Tubbs, Pete Stavros, and Terri Ludwig have some of the boldest visions for how leaders can advance economic equity and opportunity. With Justina Nixon-Saintil’s guidance, we’ll explore how leaders are drawing on the capabilities and resources of their organizations to drive economic mobility and social justice in underserved communities – and what government, philanthropy and business can do to best advance equity and social justice to build the brightest version of our future.
Join Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University Professor of African American Studies and Author, and Graham Macmillan for a conversation on how leaders meet the demands of this moment in racial equity and justice.
Jenn Hoos Rothberg, Executive Director, Einhorn Collaborative
Moderated by Scott Keoni Shigeoka, Author, Fellow, Greater Good Science Center
Join Sheila Peluso, Jenn Hoos Rothberg, and moderator Scott Shigeoka for a panel exploring models for building and deepening human connection, and how leaders can utilize strategies to learn, work through — and even draw power — from conflict and difference.
Donnel Baird, Founder and CEO, BlocPower
Naomi Morenzoni, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, Salesforce
Moderated by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer; Head of the BlackRock Foundation, BlackRock
Michael Kobori, Donnel Baird, and Naomi Morenzoni have some of the boldest visions for how cross-sector leaders can advance environmental progress. Moderated by Nate Hurst, we’ll explore their innovative approaches for companies and organizations to accelerate their impact and meet the demands of this urgent climate moment.
We know that to achieve the impact we seek, we’ll need to collaborate and partner with others. But, going from intention to true collective impact isn’t easy. Enter: a Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards finalist, NationSwell Collaboratives. In this panel, you’ll learn from Collaborative participants about how this model for impact has enabled them to partner across sector, resource strengths, and areas of focus to better overcome challenges, boldly accelerate impact, and truly meet the demands of this pivotal moment at a scale and pace that they would not have been able to achieve otherwise.
In this Impact Spotlight, Rajiv Chandrasekaran will lift up the American Opportunity Index, an unprecedented measure of how the nation’s largest public companies are performing in generating economic mobility for their workers. The Schultz Family Foundation partnered with the Burning Glass Institute and Harvard Business School’s Managing the Future of Work to launch this groundbreaking project.
In this Fireside, Greg Behrman will chat with Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO + Founder of Chobani, about what Better + Bolder has meant as a guiding principle to him throughout his career, how the Tent Partnership can serve leaders as a model for cross-sector coalition building, and how organizations can engage local communities for place-based revitalization.
NationSwell Fireside Chats provide intimate, dedicated space for deep exploration and spirited discussion with leaders who have defined Better + Bolder through the social, economic, and environmental progress they have advanced.
One complex issue, three Better + Bolder approaches. Each Practitioners’ Panel focuses on one of the most urgent issues shaping the landscape of progress, showcasing pragmatic innovators who are each deploying a unique strategy, tactic, or approach for solving it.
Rooted in the pragmatism of the present but guided by the horizon of what’s possible, Impact Spotlights are designed to showcase Better + Bolder visions for paradigm-changing progress from this community of practice.