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Business and Social Innovators Convene to Harness Growth Solutions for Emerging Markets

BCLC’s Annual Global Conference will Focus on How Businesses are Driving Change around the World

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 /CSRwire/ - The ways companies engage in global development is evolving.  Rather than just an opportunity for philanthropy, leading companies know that global development creates a foundation for healthy local economies where businesses can grow, create jobs, and improve livelihoods. To advance this trend and its positive effects, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) is hosting business, nonprofit and government leaders October 10-12 in Washington, D.C. for “CSR: Business Solutions for Emerging Markets.”

“Issues such as literacy, nutrition, water quality, gender equality, youth employment, disease, and pollution are not just social challenges, they profoundly affect the business value chain,” says U.S. Chamber BCLC global program senior manager Taryn Bird. “Leading businesses bring capacity building tools, business acumen and products to the global development sector and are innovating traditional solutions while also improving the local business climate.”  

The three-day conference will feature global development leaders, including a keynote presentation from Leila Janah, founder and CEO of Samasource, whose business solution called microwork helps solve underemployment challenges by providing high-quality digital business services. Additional sessions will include:

  • The Business Case for Global Development
  • Unlocking The Global Value Chain
  • Creating the Infrastructure for Development
  • Business Solutions for the Middle of the Pyramid
  • Business Solutions to Youth Underemployment
  • The Corporate Intrapreneur: Social Enterprise and Corporate Citizenship

To join BCLC at the 2012 Global Conference and to take advantage of early registration discounts, register here by August 31. Members of the media interested in attending should contact Bailey Gilchrist, BCLC Manager of External Relations,, 202-463-5766, to gain credentials.

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
Phone 2: 202.230.1877
Twitter: ChamberBCLC


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