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Global CSR & Public Policy: The Kenan Institute Study Group Consensus

Submitted by: Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Categories: Community Development

Posted: Oct 21, 2003 – 12:00 AM EST

 

Oct. 21 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON, DC - A brown-bag lunch (coffee, drinks, and other fun calories provided) hosted by Congressman Cass Ballenger (R-NC), Sam Farr (D-CA), David Price (D-NC), and Melvin Watt (D-NC)

October 30, 2003
12:15-1:45 PM - Rayburn House Office Building - Room 2261
Independence and South Capitol Streets - Washington, DC

Speakers:

  • Bruce Moats, Corporate Vice President, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Barbara Fiorito, Chair, Oxfam America - Co-chair, Kenan Institute Study Group
  • John Foarde, Staff Director, Congressional Executive Commission on China, U.S. Congress
  • Ron Blackwell, Director, Corporate Affairs, AFL-CIO
  • Michael Gadbaw, Vice President & Senior Counsel, General Electric (invited)

    Paul Magnusson of BusinessWeek will moderate

    RSVP to jreeves@kenan.org - (202) 408-8105

    Background:

    Global corporate responsibility is a national and foreign policy issue. Many foreigners first come to know the United States by working for American companies or by buying American products or services. Few people know the many different ways that the US Government can promote global corporate responsibility.

    To help create greater understanding, the Washington Center of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise convened a study group to examine what the US Government is doing and can do to promote global corporate social responsibility. The study group included individuals from Fortune 500 companies, household name nonprofits, leading labor unions, and academic institutions. The Consensus document includes 18 recommendations to the US government on how to better promote and coordinate global corporate social responsibility. Most importantly, the recommendations represent a first and important step toward a stronger partnership among business, labor, civil society and government to address the new governance challenges arising from globalization.

    This briefing is organized by Susan Aaronson and James Reeves of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Washington Center. The project is funded by the Ford, UN, and Levi Strauss Foundations with generous contributions from several corporations. The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a unit of the Kenan-Flagler Business School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Kenan Institute Washington Center works at the intersection of international business and international development, partnering with corporations to build the development rationale for trade, improve community involvement programming, and promote market-led growth in developing countries.

    For more information visit our web site at www.csrpolicies.org or www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu.

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