Leading for Good 2021 featured speakers Jacqueline Novogratz, Xavier Ramey, Rishad Tobaccowala, and other leaders at the intersection of business strategy and social purpose.

Over 900 executives and rising leaders from around the world came together to engage in meaningful conversations, sessions, and workshops at our 2021 Leading for Good conference.

To relive some of the conference’s top moments, check out the videos below.

Plenary: The 2021 Innovators

This plenary featured a conversation with the winners of our 2021 Innovator Awards: Cleveland Avenue, Honeywell, and sweetgreen. The Innovator Awards annually recognize three companies who are at the forefront of social innovation in business.


Plenary: Manifesto for a Moral Revolution

Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen, shared insights from her new book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World.


Leadership Panel: Activating Your Employees for Impact

Moderator: Leeatt Rothschild, Founder and CEO, Packed with Purpose

Panelists: Ellie Forman, Vice President of Corporate Community Relations, Mesirow; Paige LaCour, Senior Philanthropy Strategy Associate, William Blair; Katie O'Brien, Director, Community Affairs, ITW; Elizabeth Okey, Assistant VP of Community Impact, Wintrust Financial Corporation; Steven Shaw, Community Engagement Director, Verizon.


Leadership Panel: Closing the Capital Gaps to Community Development

Moderator: Julia Stasch, Immediate Past President, MacArthur Foundation.

Panelists: Gloria Castillo, Director, Together We Rise; Calvin Holmes, President, Chicago Community Loan Fund; Lyneir Richardson, Co-founder and CEO, The Chicago TREND Corporation; Curtis Reed, Region Manager and Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase.


Leadership Panel: Envisioning and Executing Big Corporate Commitments

Moderator: Laura Coy, Director of Philanthropy Strategy and Vice President, William Blair & Company Foundation

Panelists: Christine Montenegro McGrath, Vice President and Chief of Global Impact, Sustainability, and Well-being, Mondelēz International; Eric Smith, Vice Chairman, BMO Harris Bank; Matthew Summy, Vice President, External Affairs, Comcast.


Leadership Panel: Rethinking Philanthropy with an Equity Lens

Moderator: Brenda Asare, President & CEO, The Alford Group

Panelists: Helene Gayle, President & CEO, Chicago Community Trust; John Palfrey, President, MacArthur Foundation.


Leading for Good 2021 also featured a special series of Power Chats in the weeks leading up to the main conference. These interactive discussions were led by business executives dedicated to driving impact.

Missed out on the Power Chats? Check out two of the conversations below.

Restoring the Soul of Business

A conversation with Rishad Tobaccowala, author of Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data. Moderated by Ryan Paul, Baumhart Scholar MBA Candidate.


A Year From #GeorgeFloyd: Assessing the Equity Discussion in Businesses and American Society

A conversation with Xavier Ramey, CEO, Justice Informed. Moderated by Emily Nordquist, Senior Program Manager, Baumhart Center.