Discussion Group Overview

Discussion Groups, which complement larger Member Meetings during the year, enable you to dig into a specialized subject area with a smaller group of peers on a regular basis.

Purpose-driven investments into social goods, like equity, access and opportunity, are often misvalued objectives within even the most conscious Brands. How can Members better evaluate the social impact of their social good?  Through their newly launched Model of Human Progress, Ford hopes to drive definable and quantifiable social good, from the inside-out. Members in this Discussion Group will spend time evaluating their Brand’s social impact within a shared framework and discover pathways to steer measurable and influential change, through this interactive event:

  • Measurement Models and Metrics that Matter, featuring Fords' Model of Human Progress 

  • Cross-Sectionality Implementation Process for Global Industries, featuring HPE 

  • Strategies for Communicating Positive Social Metrics, featuring a quantifying language workshop by AHA

  • Specialized Breakout Sessions

  • Live Focus Group data 

  • Industry-leading Collaboration and Networking 

This discussion will be led by Group Chairs Rebecca Shelby, Social Sustainability at Ford, and Tiffani Jarnigan, Manager, ESG Process and Innovation at HPE. They will be supported by Discussion Group Secretary Gina Rau, Senior Director of Brand, AHA. With their respective expertise, applicable experiences in Member organizations and collective leadership, they will curate a protected forum for collaboration and solution-oriented activities. 


Who should attend:

This Discussion Group is specifically for SB Corporate Members and select SB Affiliate Members who are invited to participate. Through this discussion, Members have the unique opportunity to critically consider, ideate and develop actions for ESG challenges facing brands around the world.  As a critical component of any comprehensive ESG strategy, this Discussion Group is designed for Members who are responsible for CSR, DEI, stakeholder relations, communications & marketing, data mining, impact strategies, and innovative social solutions at scale. We encourage those across the value chain to attend and participate in each of our Discussion Groups.

How to attend and participate:

SB Corporate and Affiliate Members can use the seats allotted for member network gatherings in their benefits package. One seat grants access for one person to attend this meeting and any recurring meeting associated with this discussion group during your membership term. Just register on this page. SB will allocate the seat(s) for your team accordingly.

As a reminder, discussion groups are designed to meet up to four times per year based on the needs of the participants. They also have the ability to transition into a working group with a distinct deliverable, if the group aligns on funding, timing and necessary support for delivery.


Meeting Details


  • Creating A Shared Vision through Shared Metrics 
  • The Roadmap to Positive Purpose
  • Measurement Models and Metrics that Matter, featuring Fords'  Model of Human Progress 
  • Industry-focused Breakout Sessions
  • Cross Sectionality Tools for Global Industries, featuring HPE Cross-Sectionality Implementation Process
  • Objective-focused Breakout Sessions 
  • Strategies for Communicating Positive Social Metrics, featuring a quantifying language workshop by AHA 


Meeting Venue

This discussion will be hosted virtually on the Zoom Meetings platform.