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PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

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Wednesday, 10th April
Time Description
09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-11:00 Welcome and Opening Plenary
11:00-11:30 Panel: Voice of the Volunteer (Day 1)
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-12:30 Partnership Case Study: Randstad & VSO
12:30-13:15 Plenary: Corporate Volunteering in International Development
13:15-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:30

Breakout Sessions

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:15

Breakout Sessions

17:15-17:45 Wrap-up and a Look Ahead to 2020
17:45-20:00 Networking Reception
Thursday, 11th April
Time Description
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:30 Panel: Voice of the Volunteer (Day 2)
9:30-10:30 Partnership Case Studies: Google, Schneider Electric and Ashoka
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00

Breakout Sessions

12:00-12:45 Closing Plenary: What Have We Learned and Where to From Here?
12:45-13:45 Lunch

VSO Golf Day

Tee off for VSO to help fight poverty

Staying in London after the forum? Why not network with local business professionals at Knole Park Golf Club in Kent for VSO’s annual golf day. Knole Park is located within 1,000 acres of outstanding woodland and you will find yourself sharing the day with the herd of deer who live in the park. The day starts with bacon butties [bacon sandwich] and an opportunity to size up the competition, followed by a four-ball on the beautiful course. Back at the Club House, there will be lunch and prize-giving.
  • Date: Friday 12 April 2019
  • Venue: Knole Park Golf Club, nr Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0HJ
  • Entry fee: £100 per person (Enter as a 4-ball or individually)

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Welcome and Opening Plenary

Welcome by the host organizations, IAVE and VSO, and forum sponsor, Credit Suisse.

Featuring Kylee Bates (IAVE), Scott Desmarais (VSO) and Laura Hemrika (Credit Suisse)

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Featured Speaker

Gib Bulloch set up the award-winning Accenture Development Partnerships, a corporate social enterprise that provided development sector organisations access to Accenture’s top people, knowledge and assets on a not-for-profit basis, and which delivered quarter of a billion dollars worth of services across 70 countries. GIb will set the stage for the forum’s discussions: how companies and their partners can create transformative impact through corporate volunteering.

Featuring Gib Bulloch
Moderated by Kenn Allen (IAVE)

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Opening Panel

A panel of experts will address: What is a transformational partnership? Why is it important today? What are the benefits for companies, for NGO partners and for communities?

Featuring Scott Desmarais (VSO), Marta Gil Ibáñez (“la Caixa” Banking Foundation) and Sophi Tranchell (Divine Chocolates)
Moderated by Kenn Allen (IAVE)

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Panel: Voice of the Volunteer (Day 1)

Volunteers share what motivates them to volunteer, the highs and lows of their experiences and how they feel those experiences have had an impact on them and on the communities they served.

Featuring Miles Eddowes (Mondelez), Stefanie Arbolino (The Walt Disney Company) and Sana Ali (MSD)
Moderated by Chris Dsouza (EY)

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Case Studies of Transformative Impact: Randstad & VSO

Randstad and VSO have a long-standing partnership. This case study will share how they developed the partnership, scoped projects and how they continue to innovate and adjust to shifting trends and challenges.

Featuring Marina Illerhues (Randstad), Chabuca Barnes (VSO), Merle van den Heuvel (Randstad) and Dawn Hoyle (VSO)
Moderated by Diane Solinger (Google)

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Corporate Volunteering in International Development

VSO and DFID embarked on an ambitious 5 year Knowledge Exchange project that sought to bring the corporate and development sectors together through corporate volunteering.The speakers will share impact results of the first 4 years of the joint effort. The session will conclude with remarks from Matthew Rycroft, CBE , Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Development.

Featuring Ian Miller (DFID)Matthew Rycroft (DFID) and Lucy Kosmova (VSO)
Moderated by Paul Phillips (VSO)

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Measuring Impact and Reporting Results

You may have a terrific employee volunteer program, but how do you know you are creating the desired impact? These speakers will share what they measure, their methods and how and when they report results.

Featuring Eva Halper (Credit Suisse), Tom Levitt (Author) and Marta Gil Ibáñez (“la Caixa” Banking Foundation)
Moderated by Hattaya (Und) Wongsaengpaiboon (VSO)

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Partnerships in Humanitarian and Disaster Response

When disaster strikes whether natural or man-made, there is a need to act quickly. It takes a special kind of partnership with tremendous pre-planning and on-going communication to effectively respond with volunteers.

Featuring Rita Monteiro (EDP), Carla Paiva (Doctors of the World), Colin Rogers (Plan International) and Clodagh Byrne (VSO)
Moderated by Lorrie Foster (IAVE)

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Innovation in Corporate Volunteering

Innovative, sustainable, impact-driven corporate volunteering is a reality today. Challenges at different stages and phases have given birth to some exciting models that have revolutionized the way we view, design, manage and measure corporate volunteering. Our expert panel will share world class innovations that have optimized corporate volunteering to increase outreach, amplify impact and transform lives globally.

Featuring Tammy McFeggan (The Walt Disney Company), Christophe Debard (Airbus) and Andrea Gamson (_SocialStarters)
Moderated by Sachal Aneja (VSO)

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Use of Technology in Corporate Volunteering

Companies are leveraging various technologies to extend the impact of their employee volunteering. Get important insights into how your company can combine its unique assets with employees’ skills to create transformative impact.

Featuring Matt McGuire (Equal Experts), Francisco Moro (Telefónica), Michael Evason (IBM) and Brigitte Antoine (Schneider Electric)
Moderated by Diane Solinger (Google)

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Volunteering to Advance Youth Employability

Nothing quite ensures a sustainable future like preparing youth with the skills they need to achieve their full potential. Many companies focus their CSR and employee volunteering in this area and our panelists have important details to share on their different approaches.

Featuring Sarah-Jane Littleford (Fujitsu), Anthony Harte (Bank of America) and Ahmed Al Zarooni (Emirates Foundation)
Moderated by Wendy Osborne (IAVE)

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This session will illustrate how companies are using the SDGs to inspire potential volunteers, design program and measure the impact of corporate volunteering.

Featuring Benedetta Falletti (Voluntare)
Moderated by Raaida Mannaa (IAVE)

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Panel: Voice of the Volunteer (Day 2)

This group of volunteers will share what motivates them to volunteer, the highs and lows of their experiences and how they feel those experiences have had an impact on them and on the communities they served.

Featuring Merle van den Heuvel (Randstad), Natasha Bridge (Accenture) and Richard Davis (Credit Suisse)
Moderated by Mary Agbesanwa (PwC)

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Case Studies of Transformative Impact: Google, Schneider Electric, Ashoka

Google recently launched the Google.org Fellowship – a new pro bono program focused on helping Google.org grantees solve some of their toughest technical challenges. This case will explore how the program evolved, the new ground they are exploring and what they are learning along the way. Schneider Electric and Ashoka have a long-term partnership through their Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty program.They will discuss how together they are developing creative solutions to tackle fuel poverty and promote energy sustainability in Europe.

Featuring Nick Cain (Google), Patricia Benchenna (Schneider Electric) and Arnaud Mourot (Ashoka)
Moderated by Diana Ngaira (VSO)

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Engaging Your Whole Company in Volunteering

The key to a successful and fully embedded corporate volunteer program is thoughtfully engaging other units of your company – Human Resources, Employee Resource Groups, Top Leadership, and Business Units for example. The companies on this panel have inspiring practices to share.

Featuring Jennifer Herkt (UPS), Padmasini Dayananda (Cognizant) and Michaela Wright (HSBC)
Moderated by Kate Butchart (Credit Suisse)

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Volunteering Leadership in Communities

National Volunteer Leadership Organizations can be important partners in the design and delivery of employee volunteer programs.    Volunteer Now in Northern Ireland has partnered with companies of all sizes for their well-known, 10-year ” Be A Saint” program.  Business in the Community engages employees to establish trust and assess community needs before deciding on the approach that they take to support communities, using volunteers as a key source of insight.  Learn how these two organizations build partnerships, get buy-in and deliver positive long-term outcomes for local communities.

Featuring Denise Hayward (Volunteer Now) and Andy Melia (Business in the Community)
Moderated by Wendy Osborne (IAVE)

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Workshop: Steps to Building a Corporate-NGO Partnership for Corporate Volunteering

This workshop will share tactical and practical information for building an enduring partnership.

Moderated by Sachal Aneja (VSO), Christopher Borthwick (VSO) and Zoe Ives (VSO)

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Closing Plenary: What Have We Learned and Where to From Here?

Before closing out the forum, we will ask each other what have we tried that didn’t work (even failed!) and what did we learn from that experience? And in the context of what we’ve learned in this forum, what would you do differently? Our closing speakers who have managed successful impactful and sustainable programs will share their insights.

Featuring Juan Gonzalez Valero (Syngenta) and Serena Brown (KPMG)
Moderated by Mary Agbesanwa (PwC)

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