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The Findings

The Findings will bring together a diverse set of leaders in the business world, government and nonprofit sector to gather as a community and engage in an open and robust dialogue about racial equity and environmental sustainability. The conference will include conversations with cohort members, working group sessions and powerful keynote interviews.

Our goal is to engage our community and bring together a dynamic group of leaders to amplify and create a space for inclusive and equitable dialogue. Breaking down silos, we want to facilitate productive conversations that can translate to collective action.

The Findings will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST.

Learn more below.

    Agenda

  • Welcome coffee and networking session

    Opening remarks by Punchbowl News CEO and Founder Anna Palmer and Isaac Reyes, senior vice president of risk management and government affairs at Target.

  • “The Reckoning: A conversation on racial equity in a post-George Floyd world”

    We bring our community into the conversation with members of The Punch Up racial equity cohort. Key leaders in this space will guide a discussion about the challenges and opportunities ahead to bring together the public and private sector together in these turbulent times.

  • “Be the Change: Turning commitments into action”

    How do we improve our climate for future generations? It’s a question being asked by elected leaders at all levels, company leaders, investors and others. Bringing together our cohort of leaders, we will lead a spirited discussion on what they think is working and what we can collectively do better to create a more sustainable future.

  • “The Punch Up: In their own words”

    A fireside chat with Target leadership. More details to be announced soon.

  • Working Session

    The Punch Up is all about empowering our community to get involved and be change agents. Attendees will play an active role in this working session with selected leaders serving as a catalyst to jumpstart the conversations. 

  • Keynote Conversation featuring Martin Luther King III with Arndrea Waters King

    More details be announced soon.

Speakers & Leaders

Heather Caygle

Heather Caygle

Managing Editor

Punchbowl News

Tasha Cole

Tasha Cole

Deputy Executive Director & Chief Diversity Officer

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Kristy Drutman headshot

Kristy Drutman

Co-Founder, Green Jobs Board Founder

Brown Girl Green

Kiera Fernandez

Kiera Fernandez

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, SVP of HR

Target

Worku Gachou headshot

Worku Gachou

Head of North America Inclusive Impact & Sustainability

Visa Inc

Laura Gillam

Laura Haynes Gillam

Senior Policy Advisor for Clean Air and Climate

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

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Caitlin Haberman

Senior Professional Staff Member

House Committee on Energy & Commerce

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Kemba Hendrix

Senior Advisor to the Director

Office of Personnel Management

Jonay Foster Holkins headshot

Jonay Foster Holkins

Senior Director of Policy

Business Roundtable

Arndrea Waters King headshot

Arndrea Waters King

President, social justice advocate

Drum Major Institute

Martin Luther King III headshot

Martin Luther King III

American Human Rights activist, philanthropist and advocate

Lori Castillo Martinez

Lori Castillo Martinez

EVP & Chief Equality Officer

Salesforce

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Adam Met

Founder & Executive Director

Planet Reimagined

Heidi Nel

Heidi Nel

COO and Chief of Staff

New Theory Ventures

Amanda Nusz

Amanda Nusz

VP of Corporate Responsibility, President

Target Foundation

Anna Palmer

Anna Palmer

Founder and CEO

Punchbowl News

Keenan Austin Reed

Keenan Austin Reed

EVP

Alpine Group

Isaac Reyes

Isaac Reyes

SVP Risk and Government Affairs

Target

Cristina Rohr

Cristina Rohr

S2G Ventures

Managing Director, Food and Agriculture

Rachel Schindler

Rachel Schindler

Co-Founder, VP Growth & Product

Punchbowl News

Nick Simpson headshot

Nick Simpson

Head of North American Policy & Public Affairs

Klarna

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Amanda Slater

SVP, Public Policy, Head of U.S. Federal Affairs

Mastercard

Paul Thornell

Paul Thornell

Principal

Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

Antonio Tijerino

Antonio Tijerino

President & CEO

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

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Puru Trivedi

VP External & Corporate Affairs

Meridian International Center

Rick Wade

Rick Wade

SVP Strategic Alliances & Outreach

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Carla Walker

Carla Walker

U.S. Director, Environmental Justice & Equity

World Resources Institute

Jeffrey Zubricki

Jeffrey Zubricki

Head of Americas Advocacy and Public Policy

Etsy

More speakers to be announced soon

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    More from the Punch Up

    Racial Equity

    Public and private institutions have vowed to take an active role in addressing racial disparities and advancing equity for marginalized communities. We bring together these leaders to examine how they’re meeting those goals and how they can work together to do more.

    Sustainability

    Nationwide, companies, nonprofits and government agencies have made individual commitments to creating a more sustainable world. These leaders will come together to examine how to turn those singular promises into collective action.

    At Target, our team rallies around a single purpose: to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. That purpose is underscored by our commitment to positively impact both people and planet. Through our sustainability strategy, Target Forward, our vision is to co-create an equitable and regenerative future together with our guests, partners and communities.