NALC 2022: Corporate Social Responsibility: The Time Is Now
Recorded On: 08/16/2022
This panel discussion, moderated by Denise Taschereau, will examine trends, expectations and the reality of corporate social responsibility. Increasingly buyers are committed to aligning their businesses with products that elevate their social and sustainable priorities. This session will outline practical steps you can implement in your business regardless of whether you are at the beginning of your journey or far down the path.
Denise Taschereau (Moderator)
Denise Taschereau launched Fairware after realizing how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired. Previously, Taschereau oversaw the Mountain Equipment Co-op’s national environmental programs, community grant-making, and ethical sourcing programs, and wrote their award-winning first Sustainability Report. She is currently a board member of PromoCares, an industry group driving awareness and education around sustainability issues in the promotional products industry.
Louisa McGurik (Moderator)
As senior manager, sustainable procurement for Salesforce Louisa McGuirk leads the company’s supplier sustainability strategy, which aims to motivate and enable suppliers to take meaningful action on critical sustainability issues. She drives initiatives that embed sustainability into Salesforce’s procurement processes and decision-making. Her work supports Salesforce’s broader commitment to deliver leadership, partnership, and technology that accelerate global progress to net zero. She holds a Masters in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara specialized in Corporate Environmental Management.
Megan Spire (Moderator)
Vice President of Sales
Bella + Canvas
Megan Spire is the Vice President of Sales for BELLA&CANVAS. She is responsible for driving the vision, strategy, and execution across multiple teams, which includes Sales, Planning & Analytics, Sales Operations, and Customer Success. Megan has been in the promotional products industry for 11 years, and in 2022, she was ranked #21 on Counselor’s Power 50 list.