BENEFITS


Summit 4 Change is unlike any summit or conference you have been to.

It will combine inspiration with practical. We will give a forum to social thinkers who are already creating transformation. Then we will provide tools and opportunities to connect and make practical changes in your organization.

We believe it is time to make real changes in the way corporate social responsibility is done. We want to connect local businesses and non-profits they can learn from each other, then build lasting connections that will create social impact at a level that we haven’t seen before. When you leave, your organization will be ready to lead the transformation in Alberta and be at the forefront of business innovation and evolution.

Benefits for Businesses

Corporate social initiatives are more necessary than ever for corporations because customers and employees expect their employers to be engaged social citizens.

At Summit 4 Change we believe that your corporate social initiatives can be more than an obligation or public relationship exercise. Summit 4 Change can help you transform your CRS initiatives by matching you with the non-profit that aligns with your values and purpose which will create authentic relationships that benefit both organizations.

We believe that when your CSR partnerships align with you will build relationships with non-profit organizations that will last and grow because they are built on meaningful connections. This will in turn build your brand, inspire your employees, and grow your business while supporting the non-profit.

Your business is invited to:

  • Connect with the right people and local non-profits organizations.
  • Learn about current social issues and what community organization need from business partnerships.
  • Build strategic partnerships so your social initiatives will reinforce your company values and brand while creating a meaningful impact on the local community.

“88% of consumers said they were more likely to buy from a company that supports and engages in activities to improve society.

– Better Business Journey, UK Small Business Consortium

BENEFITS


The Business Benefits of CSR

CSR should not be viewed as a drain on resources, because carefully implemented CSR policies can help your organisation:

  • Win new business
  • Increase customer retention
  • Develop and enhance relationships with customers, suppliers and networks
  • Attract, retain and maintain a happy workforce and be an Employer of Choice
  • Save money on energy and operating costs and manage risk
  • Differentiate yourself from your competitors
  • Generate innovation and learning and enhance your influence
  • Improve your business reputation and standing
  • Provide access to investment and funding opportunities
  • Generate positive publicity and media opportunities due to media interest in ethical business activities

References: The Benefits of CSR

Benefits for Non-profit

Non-profits require financial support from community partners as an essential part of their business model. Summit 4 Change is imagining a world where this support could be more significant and create an authentic relationship rather than a business transaction.

At Summit 4 Change we believe that your organization can benefit from finding partners who do more than write a cheque to financially support you work. Summit 4 Change can help you transform your CRS initiatives by matching you with the non-profit that aligns with your values and purpose in a way that will be mutually beneficial to both organizations.

We believe that when you work with corporate partners who align with your organizations values and mission, you will build relationships that will last and grow because they are built on meaningful connections. We believe that this will inevitably create opportunities for cross promotion, volunteers, and fundraising in ways that may not be anticipated.

Your non-profit is invited to:

  • Connect with the right people and organizations.
  • Learn from businesses what creates meaningful CSR initiatives.
  • Build mutually beneficial partnerships with companies whose values and brand align with your organizational purpose.

 

Community

Communities are the catalyst to Summit 4 Change and will ultimately benefit from the advantages of collaborative business practices with social interest. In line with global trends of about 70 per cent of millennials saying they would be willing to spend more on brands that support causes