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The 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainable Business - Profits and Politics
Start Date: 2/8/2013Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 2/8/2013End Time: 1:10 PM
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About the Program
It has never been more important for a global corporation to follow sustainable business practices. Many corporate stakeholders, governments and NGO's are calling for nothing less. At the same time, it has never been harder for multinational corporations to be sustainable. The increasingly complex national and international political landscape, mounting evidence of climate change, human rights and social issues, and an uncertain economic environment all pose real challenges to would-be sustainable corporations. This year's Symposium will examine how multinational corporations are attempting to overcome these challenges. The Symposium will explore ESG, the acronym which describes the three areas of focus used - environment, social and governance - when measuring and reporting on business sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Agenda
Environment - 9:05 to 10:15 AM
The debate over human contributions to global warming has become increasingly political, confounding science and lobbying. This panel will investigate the influence of large and powerful corporations on the energy and economic policy making of sovereign nations.
Gary Sheffer,Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, GE
Amy Davidsen, Executive Director, The Climate Group
Social - 10:30 to 11:45 AM
Major global corporations have been accused of falling short of their own labor and trade standards when operating far from corporate headquarters. How have they responded and do their current practices now reflect who they say they are as well as meet emerging global social standards for corporate responsibility and good behavior?
Jorge Perez-Lopez, Executive Director, Fair Labor Association
Nathan Fleisig, Social Responsibility & Compliance Manager, Adjmi Apparel Group
Governance - 12:00 to 1:15 PM
Transparency and stakeholder engagement are two sides to the coin of good corporate governance. This panel will discuss the challenges of both being transparent (how much? And to whom?) as well as stakeholder engagement (what do stakeholders have a right to ask of the corporation?).
Peter Duda, Executive Vice President, Weber Shandwick
Jeanette M Franzel, Board Member, PCAOB
Olajobi Makinwa, Head of Transparency and Anti-Corruption Initiatives, UN Global Compact Office
Wrap-Up - 1:15 to 1:20 PM
Networking Lunch - 1:20 to 2:00 PM
Agenda and Panelists subject to change.
Event Partner
CINCS - assists companies in measuring their environmental impacts and mitigating risks associated with water use and carbon emissions. By way of our innovative Software-as-a-Service we guide companies through integrating their existing environmental data with deep information and powerful analytical models to answer a variety of questions relating to environmental resource use.
Co-Sponsor
Corporate Communication International - enhancing the performance and reputation of corporate communication as a strategic management function; the number one choice of practicing professionals and scholars for information and knowledge on corporate communication.
Registration
Registration fees:
General registration - $95
Non-Profit - $85
CCI Members - $75
Graduate Students (non-CUNY) - $45
Complimentary registration for Corporate Communication International sponsors and Baruch College alumni, students, staff, and faculty
Register online, by phone or e-mail:
Complete the online registration form: http://tinyurl.com/co8kxjg Call us at 646-312-3231
E-mail us at matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu
After you have registered, please submit the appropriate registration fee via mail or fax.
To pay via mail:
Please make check payable to Baruch College and send to:
Baruch College - 2013 Symposium
Center for Corporate Integrity
55 Lexington Avenue, B11-275
New York, NY 10010
To pay via fax:
Please complete our credit card payment form on our website: http://tinyurl.com/d64z6z2
Contact Information:
Name: Matthew LePere
Phone: 646-312-3231
Email: matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu
Profits and Politics
Schools/Departments:
  • Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

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