BSR Members Only
Date and Time
June 14, 2023
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
This event is for BSR members only. Members, please log in to register.
Heading into the 2024 U.S. electoral cycle, companies will face increased scrutiny. Stakeholders and the media are closely observing whether companies are aligning political giving and influence with business values. This webinar will capture emerging trends alongside operational, reputational, and foundational risks when it comes to political giving by companies. Speakers will showcase tools and resources to help members prepare for increased scrutiny as well as meaningful actions they can take. Attendees can expect case examples, peer learning, and a forum to share challenges.
- Elizabeth Doty, Director, Corporate Political Responsibility Taskforce, The Erb Institute at University of Michigan
- Heidi Welsh, Executive Director, Sustainable Investments Institute
- Jen Stark, Co-Director, Center for Business and Social Justice, BSR
Co-Director, Center for Business and Social Justice, BSR
Jen is the Co-Director of the Center for Business and Social Justice. Jen is a strategy development and implementation expert at complex health and humanitarian organizations with 20+ years of experience.
Prior to joining BSR, she directed investments at the Tara Health Foundation to advance meaningful change among private sector employers on gender and racial equity, including historic progress on paid family and medical leave, reproductive health, and other workplace protections. Before working in philanthropy, she founded the corporate relations program at Planned Parenthood Federation of America to unlock advocacy, grantmaking and employee support to preserve access to reproductive healthcare nationwide. She also led the disaster fundraising unit at the American Red Cross, which included managing campaigns in response to earthquakes in Haiti and Japan as well as Hurricane Katrina. Previously, she held leadership roles at several national advocacy and direct service organizations, where she initiated private sector and workplace engagement initiatives. She is frequently cited in business press on flashpoint topics and is an advisor to Gauge.ai.
Jen holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is based in Washington, DC with her family, where she also plays cello in a community orchestra.