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Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and CSR Experts to Speak at Connect the Dots Conference

Multi-sector influencers in the corporate citizenship community will explore how businesses build engagements that align local impact to global strategy

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

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Events

Posted: Sep 08, 2015 – 11:51 AM EST


WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 08 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host its annual Corporate Citizenship Conference on October 5 – 7, 2015. Connect the Dots: How Businesses Solve Global Challenges Locally will feature speakers who will explore the innovations, partnerships, and strategies that create lasting impacts for communities around the world.

Featured speakers include:

  • Soledad O’Brien, CEO, Starfish Media Group

  • Hugh Evans, CEO, Global Poverty Project

  • Naomi Whittel, Founder and CEO, Reserveage Nutrition

  • Blair Taylor, Chief Community Officer, Starbucks

  • Elliot Kotek, Co-Founder and Content Chief, Not Impossible

  • David Barash, MD, Executive Director, Global Health Programs; Chief Medical Officer, GE Foundation

  • Patrick Gaston, President, Western Union Foundation

  • Lori Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft

  • Geoff Bastow, President, Global Customer Solutions Group, UPS

  • Michael Jacobson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Office, Intel

  • Connie M. Yowell, CEO of; Director, MacArthur Foundation

  • Randall KempnerExecutive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), The Aspen Institute

  • Teodora Berkova, Director of Social Innovation, Pearson

These and other experts will bring a multi-sector lens to the role of the private sector in building a better world. They will present business case studies and new technologies, and also offer suggestions that participants can take back to their own organizations.

Over the years the Corporate Citizenship Center has examined how networks can amplify your impact, and what components and indicators foster positive and sustainable progress. This year, we will build on those learnings and powerful conversations to help businesses and their partners “Connect the Dots” for a better world. Register and explore the full agenda here:

For more information, please contact:

Bailey Jacobs Senior Manager, Communications
Phone: 202-230-1877


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