We are all so proud of our employee owners and how engaged they can be. But sometimes, there are things that can only be handled at the top. Our new Chief Executive Series is designed for those in our most important leadership roles and creates a forum where you can build a network of peers to consult well into the future.

High Level Learning With Your Peers

With 11 sessions and round tables for Chief Executives only, you will have the chance to learn from national experts about major hot topics such as trade wars and tariffs, capturing enterprise value through external affairs, and corporate citizenship. 

Our general session Keynote Speakers have also all agreed to conduct a private, hour long sessionas part of this series where you can further discuss their areas of expertise directly and how their expertise can be applied to employee owned companies. 

And don’t forget about the new Executive Lounge and Business center, where you can network throughout the conference and have a safe harbor to get away from the distractions.

Best of all, this new experience is entirely flexible and customizable – come to one and then go to other sessions as you wish...or attend them all and skip the rest of the conference. You’re the boss. No additional fees and no reservations are needed - just your name badge will be all that is necessary to take your seat at the table.

Please Note: The Chief Executive Series is for CEOs and Presidents of ESOP Companies only and is included in the price of registration. If you are interested, please let us know by answering the question during registration. 

Nov. 14, 3:15 - 4:15 PM—Corporate Citizenship in the Context of Employee Ownership

Sep 19, 2019, 10:46 AM
Facilitator Name : Abby Maffei
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Businesses—like any individual citizens—have rights, responsibilities, and aspirations. The key question for businesses today is: What kind of corporate citizen are you? It’s a crucial question for employee-owned businesses, which have the power to turn incredible employee engagement into a competitive advantage in the marketplace. But will employee owners be inspired and motivated to perform their best for a company that engages in practices they find inappropriate or even distasteful? Are your practices consistent with an employee ownership culture? Are they consistent with the brand you share in the marketplace? For employee owned businesses, responsible corporate behavior isn’t a choice—it’s a business necessity.
Abby Maffei leads Corporate Citizenship's North America practice. She brings over 15 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies on sustainable and responsible business strategies, organizational change initiatives, and complex partnerships. Prior to Corporate Citizenship, she led CARE Consulting, the advisory services arm of CARE, which she designed and built from an idea into a growing practice serving Fortune 500 and public sector clients across four service lines. Previously, at the Ethics Resource Center, she consulted with global organizations to design, implement and evaluate ethics and compliance programs. Additionally, she is an experienced broker of alliances among business, government, and civil society to tackle global poverty and other complex social problems. Abby has worked in or with marginalized communities in 22 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. She began her career on the staff of US Representative Sander Levin in his Washington, DC office.
Abby Maffei, CEO Sessions Keynote Speaker at Employee Owned 2019