Jackson Firm Rockridge Venture Law® Leads Statewide Corporate Social Responsibility Event

August 21, 2020

Jackson Chamber member Rockridge Venture Law® has organized and sponsored a virtual workshop entitled "Corporate Social Responsibility in the South: Insights from Tennessee Leaders." The event will feature Tennessee leaders from academic, faith, industrial, and life science communities, stretching from Memphis to Kingsport, as well as global sustainability leader Vincent Stanley from Patagonia. Participants include Farrell Calabrese of Eastman, speaking on industrial scale sustainability in products and supply chains, Jonathan Ingraham of Chattanooga Faith + Work + Culture discussing what role the faith community plays in advancing better corporate citizenship, and Emily Landry of B Academics and the University of Tennessee. Registration is free, with suggested donations to green | spaces and Urban Green Lab, Tennessee nonprofits focused on building sustainable communities. Registration is open now on Eventbrite. The event will feature networking options before and after the panelist presentations and Q&A sessions.

B Tennessee is is an initiative led by Tennessee B Corps Newly, Nisolo, Patagonia-Nashville, Rockridge Venture Law, and Whiteboard to foster advancement of CSR and sustainability frameworks, emphasizing B Corps and benefit corporations. The August 27th event follows B Tennessee's inaugural event held at Patagonia-Nashville's store, attracting over 100 attendees interested in using business as a force for good. Looking ahead, B Tennessee has partnered with other social enterprises in the Southeast to host a virtual regional conference exploring ways that our region can become the leader for mission-oriented business. The conference is intended to take place in November.

About Rockridge Venture Law

Rockridge Venture Law®, or RVL®, was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property
and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, Jackson, and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation,M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures. In 2018 and 2019, we were recognized as B Corp Best for the World for our commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Our pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract topnotch legal talent and assure our clients of missional alignment with their corporate values.