Submitted by: BSR
Categories: Business Ethics
Posted: Oct 08, 2002 – 12:00 AM EST
Oct. 08 /CSRwire/ - MIAMI, Florida - Approximately 1,000 business executives from more than 30 countries will hear about issues of corporate social responsibility from several notable business and civic leaders at the 2002 Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Annual Conference this November 5-8, 2002, at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Miami, Florida.
The Conference is the leading global forum for companies seeking to improve corporate accountability and governance, community investment, human rights compliance, environmental management and other areas of corporate social responsibility. Conference attendees share real examples, best practices and new business models with their peers, thought leaders and representatives of government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
This year's BSR Conference keynote speakers include:
"Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the nonviolent movement for human rights and democracy in Myanmar
"Arthur Levitt, former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under President Bill Clinton, and former chairman of the American Stock Exchange
"Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations Development Group, to speak on "Partnering for Progress"
"Nicanor Restrepo, President of Sureamericana de Inversiones S.A. and Chairman of the board of directors of Cemento Argos, Nacional de Chocolates, Bancolombia and Smurfit Carton de Colombia, to speak on "Realizing Value for Business"
"Marina Silva, Senator from Brazil, to speak on "Getting Ready for the Future"
"Charles Strauss, President of Unilever North America, to speak on "The Special Challenges of the Global Company"
The 2002 BSR Conference's plenary panels will discuss:
"Examining the Impact of Business on Society" moderated by Hodding Carter III, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and featuring Dr. Judy Henderson, Chair of the Global Reporting Initiative; Gilbert Lenssen, Dean of the European Academy of Business in Society; Dr. Vandana Shiva, Founder and Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology
"Measuring Return on Responsibility: A Financial Perspective" moderated by Heather Timmons, Finance & Banking Editor of Businessweek, and featuring Gay Harwin, Esq., Co-Chair, Council of Institutional Investors; Timothy Lankford, President of Sustainable Asset Management USA; Will Oulton, Deputy Chief Executive of FTSE Group
The Conference will also feature speakers in dozens of breakout sessions from more than 80 leading companies and organizations including: BP p.l.c., Chiquita Brands International, The Coca-Cola Company, Edison International, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, National Consumers League, Novo Nordisk A/S, Oxfam America, Rainforest Alliance, Sempra Energy, Sony Corporation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Volkswagen AG, World Wildlife Fund and many more.
Information and online registration is available at http://www.bsr.org/conference.
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.
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