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Arthur Levitt, Former Sec Chairman, To Speak At Conference On Corporate Social Responsibility

Submitted by: BSR

Categories: Business Ethics

Posted: Aug 28, 2002 – 12:00 AM EST


BSR Conference Convenes 1,000+ Business Leaders in Miami this November

Aug. 28 /CSRwire/ - SAN FRANCISCO, California - Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) announced today that Arthur Levitt, former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will deliver a keynote address at the 2002 BSR Annual Conference, to be held November 5-8 in Miami, Florida.

"Arthur Levitt is uniquely well-qualified to help business and civic leaders understand what's needed to restore investor confidence in the private sector and to establish polices to ensure business accountability," said Robert H. Dunn, CEO of BSR. "He joins an extraordinary collection of global leaders from business and civil society who will offer practical advice about how companies can successfully address the changing requirements of corporate responsibility."

Now in its tenth year, the BSR Annual Conference is the largest and one of the most important forums on corporate social responsibility (CSR). More than 1,000 business leaders and their colleagues in the nonprofit, nongovernmental and government sectors attend from more than 30 countries, generating a forum of diverse viewpoints and experiences. At the Conference, participants learn about innovative CSR practices, exchange experiences with peers from around the world and discuss emerging issues and trends.

Joining Mr. Levitt in keynote sessions will be the President of Unilever North America, Columbian business leader Niconor Restrepo, UN Development Program Director Mark Malloch Brown, Brazilian Senator Marina Silva, Dr. Vandana Shiva of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in India, the Chair of the American Association of Institutional Investors, leaders of CSR entities such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, FTSE4Good, the Global Reporting Initiative and other prominent business executives from around the world.

More than 40 Conference sessions will take up key issues of corporate responsibility including corporate governance, ethics, worker and human rights, community investments, sustainable development and the globalization of the economy. Register by September 15, 2002, for reduced rates. For more information and online registration, visit http://www.bsr.org/conference.

About BSR

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a global organization that helps member companies achieve commercial success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment. For more information, visit http://www.bsr.org.

For more information, please contact:

David Eichberg Business for Social Responsibility
Phone: (415) 537-0890 x112


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