Corporate social responsibility is the future of business in Arizona.
From printing companies that are employee owned, to restaurants that are striving toward zero waste, to bookstores that advocate for issues they believe in and farms that are embracing sustainability, there are countless ways that local businesses are solving problems in our state and are setting good examples for other business owners.
The SOCENT (Social Entrepreneurship) Summit will be a day to hear directly from Arizona entrepreneurs about how and why they decided to create change. You'll hear from local business owners who will discuss how operating in a socially responsible matter makes them stand out in their industry. Breakout sessions will focus on how to measure the impact your business is making, how to improve it and how to engage employees and citizens with your company.
- Building The Business Case for Environmental Sustainability
- Inclusion In Your Workforce
- Employee Engagement
- Sustainability Workshop
- Marketing Workshop
- Advocacy Workshop
- Diversifying Your Supply Chain
Save Your Seat!
Full price tickets are now $60 and include lunch and access to all SOCENT programming.
For tickets and information on programming go to localfirstaz.com/socent
As consumers seek out companies whose impact is transparent and aligned with their beliefs, there is much to be gained by your business incorporating elements of social responsibility into your business. It’s a way to increase credibility and trust in your brand, create an engaged workforce and attract employees, generate press, attract investors and funders and stand out as a role model in the community. Social responsibility is something that every business can incorporate, and small steps can make a big impact. Join us at SOCENT Summit to learn how.
Who should attend?
Nonprofits: Social responsibility is not just for for-profit companies! Nonprofits exist to solve problems in our communities and can further their impact by implementing new ideas into their operations and telling their stories.
Business Owners & Staff: Businesses of all industries, large and small will find the content relevant. Whether your business has been incorporating elements of social responsibility for years, or it is just beginning to think about ways to operate with people, planet and profit in mind, you will leave the Summit with new ideas and inspirations from fellow entrepreneurs. Owners, HR professionals, managers and key staff of your business are encouraged to attend.
Entrepreneurs: Individuals who are looking for ideas to solve complex social issues and environmental challenges will find plenty of inspiration at this event, and will be able to network with like-minded individuals.
Investors: Investing in socially responsible companies that produce value for stakeholders have the potential to result in strong financial returns. Meet Arizona companies that are doing great things in the state.
Economic Development professionals, City employees and elected officials: What does a community of socially responsible business owners look like for your city or town? Learn from our panelists how their businesses create a strong, positive presence in the regions they operate in.