Boston College to Convene International Corporate Citizenship Conference in Phoenix

Gathering of 500 professionals will examine challenge of managing many environments
Feb 1, 2012 9:45 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, MA - February 1, 2012 - The need to develop successful corporate citizenship strategies is growing and so is demand for a seat at the 2012 International Corporate Citizenship Conference in Phoenix, March 25-27. 

This premiere gathering of more than 500 professionals presented by the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College offers unparalleled opportunities for learning and networking. With a theme of Corporate Citizenship: Managing Many Environments, the conference features inspiring speakers and informative breakout sessions that take an inside look into how businesses manage the complexity of corporate citizenship. Attendees represent a variety of business functions, including corporate citizenship, community relations, sustainability, communications, external affairs and human resources.   Speakers at this year’s conference will share stories and ideas that connect with the diverse portfolio of responsibilities associated with corporate citizenship. Their messages will include the leadership perspectives of Hershey Board Chairman James Nevels, Microsoft Executive Vice President Brad Smith and Dell Vice President of Corporate Responsibility Trisa Thompson. Convening sponsor APS will offer insight from its Chairman and CEO Donald Brandt and Chief Sustainability Officer Edward Fox and attendees will learn from the expertise of Ernst & Young Americas Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Steve Starbuck and Leisha John, director of environmental sustainability.    The conference’s 24 breakout sessions and workshops feature experts on the issues and challenges of managing corporate citizenship. Panelists representing a wide range of companies such as FedEx, US Airways, Suncor, MasterCard, AMD, UPS, Bloomberg, Alcoa, Dow, and Intel will share their knowledge in sessions on topics that include:
  • Engaging stakeholders in the era of social media

  • The value of using the GRI framework for reporting

  • Taking employees on the environmental journey

  • Business growth through a commitment to values

  • Taking your citizenship program global

  • Creating a strategic and successful philanthropy program

  • Developing the workforce of tomorrow through investment in education

  • Producing green products

  • Motivating your employee base to engage in advancing positive corporate citizenship from wherever they sit

  • Finding financial gain from a commitment to reduce your environmental footprint

  • Leveraging business expertise to drive social value

  • Making the connection between corporate citizenship performance and reputation

  • Finding creative and innovative approaches to disaster readiness, relief and recovery

  • Developing strategy 

The conference sold out in 2011 and seats are expected to go fast again this year. Visit the Center for Corporate Citizenship’s conference website for more information or to register.   The Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College is a membership-based research organization committed to helping business leverage its social, economic and human assets to ensure both its success and a more just and sustainable world. As a leading resource on corporate citizenship, the Center works with global corporations to help them define, plan and operationalize their corporate citizenship. Through the power of research, management and leadership programs, and the insights of its more than 380 corporate members, the Center creates knowledge, value and demand for corporate citizenship.   For more information contact:
Robin Staley
Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
Email: Phone: 617-552-6482   BC20686