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Andrew Zolli Named Business and Society Fellow By Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Citizenship

Submitted by: Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Apr 19, 2007 – 11:24 AM EST

 

New program to connect business with innovative thinking; Fidelity Investments sponsors first Fellow

CHESTNUT HILL, MA — April 19, 2007 - Futurist, sustainability consultant and commentator Andrew Zolli was today named the Fidelity Fellow for Business and Society, part of a new program launched by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. The announcement was made at The Center's annual International Corporate Citizenship Conference held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco following a morning keynote speech by Zolli. As a Fellow, Zolli will help the Center continue to develop new ideas and insights into the trends shaping the future of corporate citizenship.

"The Fellows program will connect business with some of the most innovative thinking in the world," said Bradley K. Googins, Executive Director of the Center. "The Fellows will be chosen for their extraordinary accomplishments and proven ability to bring originality, commitment, creativity and passion to the debate about the role of business in contemporary society."

Andrew Zolli is a leading foresight and global trends expert, studying the complex social, technological, demographic, ecological and economic forces that will shape the next 25 years. His firm, Z + Partners (zpluspartners.com) has advised a number of executive leadership teams at major multinationals on innovative approaches to citizenship and sustainability. He is also the Curator of Pop!Tech, (poptech.org) a leading thought leadership forum and social innovation network that brings together the world's leading thinkers to discuss the future. Zolli also serves as a Fellow of the National Geographic Society, and frequently lectures, writes and appears in the media to discuss issues of social innovation and the future.

Zolli will soon to be joined by two other Fellows to be chosen from such areas as foreign policy, media, medicine, social science and the arts. During their two-year appointment, the Fellows will write, speak, and advise the Center on the changing role of business in the 21st century.

The launch of the Fellows program is supported by global financial services firm Fidelity Investments. "We are delighted to play a leading role in bringing innovative thinking to the rest of the Center's network, and to the world at large," said Jennifer K. Brown, Executive Vice President of Communication Services at Fidelity.

About the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship:
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is a membership-based research organization associated with the Carroll School of Management. It is committed to helping businesses leverage their social, economic, and human assets for the good of society. The Center works with its 350 member companies to help them define, plan and operationalize their corporate citizenship. For more information visit www.bcccc.net.

About Fidelity Investments:
Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services, with custodied assets of $3.0 trillion, including managed assets of more than $1.4 trillion as of February 28, 2007. Fidelity offers investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services to more than 23 million individuals and institutions as well as through 5,500 financial intermediary firms. The firm is the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, one of the largest mutual fund supermarkets and a leading online brokerage firm. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.Fidelity.com.

For more information, please contact:

Peggy Connolly Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Phone: 617-552-0722
Phone 2: 617-645-5555
Website: www.bcccc.net

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Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

 

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