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What's The Point of Corporate Responsibility? To Be Debated at the Ethical Corporation Europe 2004 Conference On May 11-12

What's The Point of Corporate Responsibility? To Be Debated at the Ethical Corporation Europe 2004 Conference On May 11-12

Published 02-11-04

Submitted by Reuters Events Sustainable Business

London, UK - The Ethical Corporation Europe 2004 conference will take place on May 11-12, 2004 in London and this year will debate the hot button issues in corporate responsibility. The Ethical Corporation Europe conference is Europe's largest Corporate Responsibility conference and takes place in central London every year.

The conference is now in its 3rd year and since 2002 has been attended by more than five hundred senior managers, journalists, NGOS and other speakers from a variety of top global companies and leading organisations.

In 2004 the theme is a topical and divisive one: "What's the point of corporate responsibility?"

The event this year, through interactive debate, Q and small discussion groups, will tackle issues such as:

Plenary session:

  • What makes a responsible corporate leader?
  • What should the role of business in society really be? - how does CR change that?
  • Corporate responsibility: Is there really a business case?
  • Regulation: The need for sensible debate
  • Litigation risk: Are you sitting on time bomb?
  • Investors: How to attract and retain their money
  • Future issues and risks - what are people going to be worried about next?
Breakout sessions and discussion groups on:
  • Supplier Engagement Worker Conditions
  • Is NGO engagement worth it?
  • Materiality and non-financial reporting
  • Human Rights the UN Norms
  • Auditing the supply chain and who should pay
  • That's enough codes! - Practical tips on wading through the quagmire of codes and standards
  • Reputation Trust in brands
  • Limits to responsibilities
  • How can Foreign Direct Investment trigger sustainable development?
  • Practical management of core issues: learning by doing
  • Engaging consumers - external communications beyond reporting
  • Employee communications on ethical issues
Confirmed Speakers so far include:
  • Timberland Corporation, Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Swartz
  • Levi Strauss, Vice President, Codes of Conduct, Patrick Neyts
  • Deborah Leipziger, Author, The Corporate Responsibility Code Book
  • HypoVereinsBank, Head of Reporting, Kaevan Gazdar
  • Marks Spencer, Sustainable Development Manager, Mike Barry
  • Business in the Community, Development Director, and Ethical Corporation
    columnist, Mallen Baker
  • TNT Express, Director, Corporate Sustainability Environmental Management, Bob Allen-Turl

    The Hewlett-Packard Company sponsors the conference.

    To view more details on the conference, visit:

    For more information on sponsoring, attending or speaking at this conference contact:

    Tobias Webb
    Ethical Corporation magazine
    7-9 Fashion St, London E1 6PX
    +44 (0) 207 375 7561

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