How Corporate Altruism Can Make a Difference
and Drive Business Growth

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September 16th Topic:

How Corporate Altruism Can Make A Difference AND Drive Business Growth

More and more, companies are taking a leadership role in addressing the problems facing our communities and world. Economic inequality, food deserts and food instability, and questions of sustainability, and diversity and inclusion existed before we knew the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. To make a positive social impact, food and beverage companies are stepping up while driving their businesses’ growth.

quench’s Supper Club has brought together a group of experts to share their thoughts on answering questions like:

  • How common were hunger and food instability prior to COVID-19? And how have economic pressures, and a lack of resources created by the pandemic, exponentialized the problem?
  • What role can food and beverage companies play in addressing some of those problems?
  • How can an intentional approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) position companies as leaders in their product categories?
  • What price will companies that don’t commit to CSR pay in the eyes of the consumer and in the marketplace?
  • Does “corporate caring” really have an impact on consumers’ purchase decisions? And how do consumers voice their opinions in ways other than their pocketbooks?

FEATURED EXPERTS:

Jane Clements-Smith

Jane Clements-Smith

Executive Director
Feeding Pennsylvania

Jane Clements-Smith was appointed as the Executive Director of Feeding Pennsylvania, the state association of Feeding America food banks, in June of 2015. Serving as a statewide voice on hunger issues, Jane spends her time advocating for policies that support hungry families on both the state and federal levels.

Under her leadership, Feeding Pennsylvania has launched a number of new initiatives, including Fill a Glass with Hope®, the nation’s first statewide charitable fresh milk distribution program; the Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative (MARC), a produce cooperative that distributes 30 million pounds of produce annually to 25 food banks in the Mid-Atlantic region; and the Healthy Pantry Initiative, a new program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health that will incentivize pantries to increase the availability of healthy food and beverages for the people they serve.

In her role, Jane serves on the state’s Mass Care Feeding Task Force through the PA Department of Human Resources and oversees a Disaster Response Committee, responding to both in and out-of-state disasters. In 2017, Jane was appointed by the PA Secretary of Agriculture to serve on the Emergency Food Assistance Advisory Council and isactive in Governor Wolf’s Food Security Partnership.

Tiana Conley

Tiana Conley

Vice President of Global Cereal Kellogg Company

Tiana has served as the Vice President of Global Cereal for the Kellogg Company for over a year. In her role, she is responsible for the $6 billion flagship portfolio of ready-to-eat cereals, featuring treasured brands like Corn Flakes, Special K, Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops.

As an industry leader, the values of founder W.K. Kellogg are front and center in Kellogg’s® Better Days commitment to create Better Days for three billion people by the end of 2030. In addition to providing nourishment, feeding people in need and nurturing the planet, Kelloggs intends to engage 1.5 billion people in a wide variety of ways. Through the activities of the company and its respective brand, it will engage people in advocating on behalf of children facing hunger, ensuring an ethical supply chain and supporting diversity and inclusion.

Prior to joining Kellogg, Tiana was Marketing Director of global tequila at Beam Suntory, where she led a portfolio of five brands and oversaw operations at the Casa Sauza Heritage Center in Tequila, Mexico. Tiana also held a variety of marketing roles at Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble, including leading the $4 billion Global Bath Tissue Portfolio as well as leading the P&L for the North American Olay brand.

Kim Fremont Fortunato

Kim Fremont Fortunato

Vice President of Community Affairs
President Campbell Soup Foundation
Campbell Soup Company

Kim Fremont Fortunato was named Vice President - Community Affairs earlier this year and serves as President - Campbell Soup Foundation.

Kim is responsible for Campbell’s community affairs strategy and program, including employee volunteerism, Campbell’s Healthy Communities programming, Campbell Soup Foundation programming, and enterprise-wide expansion of community affairs strategies. She leads efforts to integrate corporate social responsibility even more deeply into Campbell’s strategies focused on environmental social governance.

Kim joined Campbell in 2010 as Director of Campbell’s Healthy Communities, the first position of its kind for a food company. This $10 million, 10-year initiative strives to improve the health of young people in Campbell communities by reducing childhood obesity and hunger. The Healthy Communities model, based on collective impact methodology, has been called best-in-class for the industry. Under Kim’s leadership, it has become the company’s signature philanthropic program, and it has been replicated by industry members.

Kim speaks nationally on the role of the private sector in public/private partnerships employing a collective impact approach. In December 2015, the National Academy of Medicine published her report on “The Private-Sector Role in Building Healthy Communities: A Collective Impact Approach,” and in 2018, the School of Public Health at Harvard University featured Campbell’s Healthy Communities program as part of an online course.

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Wednesday

September 16, 2020

5-6:30 P.M. (EST)
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ZOOM

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5:00 PM

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5:10 PM

Welcome and introductions

5:20 PM

Featured experts' remarks and roundtable program

6:00 PM

Questions from Supper Club attendees/discussion

6:25 PM

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Denise Zimmerman
Founder, Supper Club

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