Join proud Austin Gives member, Accelerist, and the Austin Chamber’s business philanthropy initiative, Austin Gives, for an insightful workshop on how to build and optimize sustainable CSR strategies in 2023. This year will be a true test of resilience for companies navigating the impact of economic changes, technological advancements, climate crisis, and more while remaining committed to giving back.

Together we will discuss:

1. Global issues to watch in 2023, including the long tail impact of COVID-19, the state of the U.N.s Sustainable Development Goals, accountability and impact of the climate crisis, and more

2. The economy’s impact on purpose and what your partnership strategy should look like in times of recession and high inflation

3. How purpose trends such as values-led CSR, the influence of technology, and more will be important factors in CSR strategy development in 2023

4. Best practices for giving cash, engaging your employees in community volunteerism, and giving products and/or services.

The event will include a plenary session, breakout sessions, and a networking reception.

Austin Gives is a program dedicated to recognizing companies in the Austin region that pledge 1% or more of their profits, products & services, and/or volunteer time to charitable causes of their choosing.

Featured Speakers

  • Buck Bracey

    Head of Social Impact

  • Jeff Ervin

    Principal, Director of Business Development
    STG Design

  • Brittany Hill

    CEO & Founder

  • Bobby Jenkins

    ABC Home & Commercial Services

  • Bethany Leffingwell

    Senior Advisor, Social Impact
    Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

  • Kathleen Lucente

    CEO & Founder
    Red Fan Communications

  • Jackie Sekiguchi

    Community Affairs Manager
    Texas Mutual Insurance Company

  • Sheena Wilde

    Vice President of Phlianthropy & Belonging
    Kendra Scott

Presenting Sponsor




Terms & Conditions

Please contact for table reservations or sponsorship opportunities.

Cancellation Policy
The Austin Chamber of Commerce must maintain a cancellation policy for events in order to properly plan for catering, venue expenses, and marketing efforts. Unless stated otherwise, Chamber reservations must be canceled 5 business days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. All refunds will be issued 10 days after the event. No refunds will be issued for nonattendance. You are welcome to send another member of your staff in your place.