Business leaders face unprecedented pressure as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns rise in importance to companies and communities. People, planet, and purpose have become central to the corporate mission, driving the development of new approaches, new skills, and new organizational structures prompting maximum positive impact.

To support these leaders and to nurture a new generation of leaders, FORTUNE has created the Fortune Impact Initiative™, a membership community dedicated to supporting executives who manage the risks and growth opportunities that put people, planet, and purpose at the core of their business strategies.

Find out how membership in the Impact Initiative can make a difference to you. We also invite you to join our group on LinkedIn here.

Who Will Participate?

The Impact Initiative members are senior leaders in Fortune 1000™ companies who have primary responsibility for ESG issues. Titles will include President/CEO, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Development Officer, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers, and senior titles in Corporate Responsibility, Ethics, Operations, and Compliance.

An Advisory Panel made up of the most influential leaders in the areas of diversity, environment and governance been created to direct and drive the critical issues under discussion.

Fortune is committed to hosting a safe event and is following guidance issued by local authorities and the CDC. Fortune recommends that participants be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and that you self test prior to arrival. If your test is positive, please stay home, even if you do not have symptoms. Similarly, if you are feeling unwell, please stay home. Masking is not required; wearing one is at your discretion.

Impact Initiative Co-chairs

Lee Clifford

Finance Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

Fortune Impact Initiative

Alan Murray

Chief Executive Officer, FORTUNE; Co-chair

Fortune Impact Initiative

Lindsey Stanberry

Executive Editor FORTUNE; Co-chair

Fortune Impact Initiative

Peter Vanham

Executive Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

Fortune Impact Initiative

Membership Benefits

Member Networking

  • Impact Initiative Annual Meeting (September 2023, Atlanta, GA): The Annual Meeting is a forum for supporting and connecting senior executives responsible for ESG. This meeting will help these leaders build expertise and a holistic understanding of the implementation and measurement of ESG practices across all areas of their business.
  • Virtual Calls (February, June, November): These calls provide a forum for Impact members to share ideas and approaches with their peers. They are led by influential leaders in the areas of diversity, environment, and governance to direct and drive the critical issues under discussion.
  • Membership Directory: The directory is a valuable tool to view and connect with your peers.
  • LinkedIn Groups: Provide both public and private pages so members may network and discuss top of mind topics.

Editorial Coverage

  • Fortune will run an editorial report following the conclusion of the Impact Initiative Annual Meeting.
  • Impact Channels: Members will be highlighted on and the Conferences site.
  • Impact Newsletter: This newsletter, written by Fortune Executive Editor Peter Vanham, is your source for ESG content.

Fortune Access

  • Premium-level Access across Fortune Media Platforms: These platforms allow access to subscriber-only journalism online; an immersive video portal, including every Fortune conference via livestream or on demand; and proprietary research each week.
  • Discounted Invitations and Special Opportunities: This benefit allows you to attend select Fortune events throughout the membership year. These events bring leaders together across a variety of industries and disciplines to set the global business agenda and obtain information they need to run their businesses.

Contact Us

The FORTUNE Impact Initiative program is developed with the guidance of FORTUNE editors, whose journalistic perspective provides unique insights into the key trends and dynamic people that are driving business. The program is tailored to the immediate needs of its audience, with themes and speakers carefully selected to deliver maximum value.

For Participation:
Participation in the Impact Initiative is by invitation only, and subject to approval. The registration fee of US $4,500 includes the complete program, activities, scheduled meals, and conference materials.


For Press Inquiries:
Alison Klooster
Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE

For Sponsorship Inquiries:
Elizabeth Parks
Monica Sembler