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America's Future From The Perspective Of Business And Civic Leaders

Atlanta Hosts Local and National Thought Leaders for U.S. Chamber's Annual Business Civic Leadership Conference

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

Categories: Events, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Apr 10, 2012 – 10:15 AM EST


ATLANTA, Apr. 10 /CSRwire/ - Atlanta is the first-time venue for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center’s annual three-day National Conference. The National Conference is an established convening for America’s foremost voices on corporate social responsibility and business social innovations. With a focus on business-based solutions at work in society today, the conference will consist of speeches, panel discussions, webcasts and tweet chats and robust Q&A sessions. Attendees will represent executives and social practitioners from large and small companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

National Conference: Forecast – Corporate Citizenship and America’s Future (Agenda)

WHEN:                    April 16 – 18, 2012
WHERE:                  Westin Peachtree Plaza
                               210 Peachtree St
                               Atlanta, Georgia 30303
                               Join the conversation via Twitter using the hashtag #BCLCinUS

WHAT:  Session Highlights include:

  • How Business Creates Social Change (webcast)
  • Debate: The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility – For Good or For Profit? (webcast)
  • Small Business Innovation in American Society (webcast)
  • Business Support for Our Troops (webcast)
  • Business Solutions for Education, Health and Wellness, Community Development, and the Environment
  • Creating Shared Value in America’s Inner Cities
  • Deploying Corporate Volunteers in Response to Disasters
  • Announcement of 5th Annual Siemens Sustainable Community Award Winners
  • Download full agenda with speakers and session times
  • Release of Edelman's goodpurpose®study (webcast)

WHO:  Speaker Highlights Include:

  • Interface, Inc.: Daniel T. Hendrix, President and Chief Executive Officer (KEYNOTE)
  • Aflac:  Joe Bohling, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • ARAMARK: Rick Martella, Vice President
  • Capital One: Carolyn Berkowitz, Vice President, Community Affairs
  • Case Foundation: Jean Case, Founder
  • CSRwire: Aman Singh, Editorial Director
  • Edelman: Carol Cone, Global Practice Chair, Business + Social Good
  • First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative: Larry Soler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Partnership for a Healthier America
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC: Bill Frerking, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Home Depot Foundation: Fred Wacker, Director and Chief Operating Officer
  • IBM: Ann Cramer, Director, Corporate Community Relations
  • ING: Rhonda Mims, President, ING Foundation, Head of Corporate Responsibility
  • Intel: Michael Jacobson, Director of Corporate Responsibility
  • Points of Light Institute: Michelle Nunn, Chief Executive Officer
  • Siemens Corporation: Alison Taylor, Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas
  • Southern Company: David M. Ratcliffe, Retired Chairman, President and CEO
  • UPS Foundation: Joe Ruiz, Communications and Training Manager
  • U.S. Chamber BCLC: Stephen Jordan, Founder and Executive Director
  • Viacom: David Katz, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

RSVP:  Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend some or all of the National Conference at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. RSVP by 10 a.m., Monday, April 16, to Bailey Gilchrist, External Relations Manager, 202-230-1877 or Unable to attend in person? Join the conversation via Twitter using the hashtag #BCLCinUS.

About the Business Civic Leadership Center

BCLC is the U.S. Chamber’s resource and voice for businesses’ social and philanthropic interests.  Its mission is to advance the positive role of business in society. 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:

Bailey Gilchrist Manager, External Relations
Phone: 202.463.5766
Fax: 202-463-3133
Twitter: ChamberBCLC


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