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Join the U.S. Chamber BCLC at the Intersection of CSR and Global Development

'Frontier Markets' Conference Will Host Pakistani Foreign Minister, Founder of Wine to Water, and Many More Global Leaders

Submitted by: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Events

Posted: Sep 14, 2010 – 11:10 AM EST


WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 14 /CSRwire/ - One of the nation's premier events for corporate citizenship and global development is just two weeks away. The U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center will host its 2010 Global Corporate Citizenship Conference titled "Frontier Markets. Global Partnerships. Local Solutions." on September 27-29 in Washington, D.C.

"The word 'frontier' is especially fitting for this conference," said U.S. Chamber BCLC Global Corporate Citizenship Manager Taryn Bird. "Cutting-edge ideas and successful, innovative CSR practices dominate the agenda. Speakers and registrants alike represent organizations that truly have reached some of the most advanced achievements in global CSR."

A snapshot of the conference includes:

  • A keynote address by Doc Hendley, founder of Wine to Water and a 2009 CNN Hero. Take a sneak peek of Hendley in this video.

  • An address by the Pakistani foreign minister, The Honorable Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who will relay his first-hand experiences with the historic flooding in his country and describe the challenges in the response efforts.

  • Industry-specific group exercises focused on extractives, pharmaceuticals, ICT, and three additional sectors. Participants will be given a challenge and will work together with other attendees to develop a new idea for a public-private partnership that can overcome the challenge.

  • A special report on Haiti, where first-hand accounts will be given by corporate and NGO leaders who accompanied the U.S. Chamber BCLC on a fact-finding delegation trip to Haiti in June. They will share what they learned in terms of opportunities for the U.S. private sector to be involved with long-term recovery and the re-birth of Haiti.

  • 40 Under 40, a new release by Devex and Chevron, this list presents the Washington area's best and the brightest global development professionals under the age of 40.

Additionally, pre-eminent speakers include Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Community Affairs, Microsoft; Ann Bernstein, Executive Director, Centre for Development and Enterprise; Amir Dossal, Head, United Nation's Office for Partnerships; Gary Fisher, General Manager, Corporate Public Policy, Chevron; Robert Goodwin, CEO, Executives Without Borders; and British Robinson, Director of Public-Private Partnerships, PEPFAR.

There is still time to register to attend but space is limited. For full event information and to register visit the "Frontier Markets" website.

The Business Civic Leadership Center is a 501(c)3 affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It is the business community's voice and resource for social and philanthropic interests. The annual Global Corporate Citizenship Conference exists to promote opportunities for companies of all sizes, all types, to partner with governments and NGOs to advance human and economic progress.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

For more information, please contact:

Kitty Taylor Director of Communications & Outreach
Phone: 202-431-1993


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