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CRO Conference Announces Twin Fortune 500 CEO Keynotes

CRO Conference Announces Twin Fortune 500 CEO Keynotes

Published 04-17-07

Submitted by The CRO

NEW YORK, NY - April 17, 2007 - The CRO today announced that its one-day CRO Conference lineup will include two Fortune 500® CEOs.

Tim Solso, CEO of Cummins (#237 on the Fortune 500®) and Douglas Baker, CEO of Ecolab (#457) will have back-to-back Keynote addresses on May 10 at the Marriott New York Financial Center. Both Cummins and Ecolab have been featured on the CRO Magazine's '100 Best Corporate Citizens' list for 8 years running.

"Both Tim Solso and Douglas Baker know what it takes to deliver both superior performance and corporate responsibility," said Jay Whitehead, CEO of The CRO and Publisher of CRO Magazine. "Their companies rank high with an overwhelming number of stakeholders because both Tim and Doug have made CR among their top priorities. The CRO Conference is proud to feature these two outstanding leaders."

As a result of the strong program, a sold-out crowd of approximately 300 corporate leaders, providers and NGOs is expected in attendance, according to Whitehead.

In its second year, the one-day CRO Conference features 17 world-class speakers on topics from stakeholders to sustainability to SarBox to supply chain. Examples include the Sustainability panel. In that session, the world's two leaders in sustainability advocacy-Mindy Lubber CEO of Ceres and John Elkington founder of SustainAbility-face off with two corporate leaders-Trip Jobe of leading paper manufacturer Neenah Paper and Neel Bradham of carpet and textile leader Interface Group.

In other sessions, Mattel's SVP Jeff Denchfield addresses his company's sustainable practices. Agile Software CEO Jay Fulcher talks candidly about managing a NASDAQ company in the era of SarBox and unprecedented supply chain scrutiny. Governance, Risk Management and Compliance hotshots from Altria, Deloitte and NY Life square off with one-another in the world-famous Presidential Debate. The entire agenda can be found at by clicking on "CRO Conferences" at the top right.

About The CRO
The CRO is a membership media platform for corporate practitioners, professional service providers and non-profit influencers in Corporate Responsibility. The CRO publishes the 20,000-subscriber CRO Magazine, produces the twice-annual CRO Conferences (May 10, 2007 in NYC and September 12, 2007 in Chicago),, 24 annual e-newsletters and several webinars and video events. With over 100 members including leading companies IBM, Mattel, Intel, Dell, Pepsi, Home Depot, Starbucks, Avon, Lexmark, Darden Restaurants, leading providers such as Deloitte, Baker & McKenzie, Hogan & Hartson, Grant Thornton, Golin Harris, Ketchum, Cone, LRN, Integrity Interactive, and non-profits including Stanford University, UCLA, Harvard, Baylor, and Columbia. Membership information can be found at, or by calling 646-213-0067 ext 107.

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Launched August 1, 2006 by business media veterans Jay Whitehead, CEO and Michael Connor, Editor and Publisher, The CRO is the leading corporate membership media platform in corporate responsibility. The CRO's media products include CRO Magazine,, CRO Conference and webinars. The CRO covers governance, compliance, ethics, corporate social responsibility, investor relations, citizenship, socially responsible investing, sustainability, philanthropy and related topics. Members include 100+ corporations including IBM, Pepsi, Citigroup, Avon, Mattel, Washington Mutual, Stanford, Harvard, UCLA, Columbia, OCEG, LRN, OPI, and others. Headquartered in New York City and Roseland, NJ. More information at www.The

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