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Speaking Engagements

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"Corporate Action on Climate Adaptation and Development." Session on Mobilizing for Action. Development in the Balance: How Will the World’s Poor Cope with Climate Change?. Brookings-Blum Roundtable. Aspen, CO, August 2008.

"Role of Public Policies in Promoting Responsible Corporate Management of Employment and Industrial Relations." Employment and Industrial Relations: Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in a Globalizing Economy. OECD-ILO High-Level Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. With Karen Curtis (ILO), Emmanuel Julien (MEDEF), Ebrahim Patel (SACTWU), Bülent Pirler (TISK), Pierre Poret (OECD), Govindasamy Rajasekaran (Malysian Trade Union Congress), and moderator James Viray (U.S. Department of State). Paris, France, 23 June 2008.

"The Role of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships." With Bérangère Magarinos (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), Wolfgang Gregor (OSRAM), Jeff Richardson (Global AIDS Care Program, Abbott Fund), and Annapurna Vancheswaran (The Energy and Resources Institute)."Best Practices of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships: The Chevron Angola Partnership Initiative." With Tam Robert Nguyen (Chevron Corporation). Inclusive and Sustainable Business: Creating Markets with the Poor.World Bank Institute’s Executive Development Program. Washington, DC, 13 June 2008.

"The Flattening of Philanthropy." Business's Contract with Society. 2008 CECP Corporate Philanthropy Summit. New York, NY, 3 June 2008.

"Education for Sustainability." Social Responsible Market: A New Development Ethics. 2008 Ethos International Conference: Business & Social Responsibility. With Mario Monzoni (Getulio Vargas Foundation), Oscar Motomura (Amana Key), and moderator Ricardo Young (Ethos Institute). São Paulo, Brazil, 29 May 2008.

"Responding Creatively to Public Policy Challenges through Engaging the Private Sector." Harvard Kennedy School Reunion Weekend. With Patricia Langan (Consulting for a Better World), Margaret Laws (California HealthCare Foundation), and Bill Symonds (Harvard Kennedy School). Cambridge, MA, 17 May 2008.

"Development as Strategic Corporate Objective." Panel at Development as a Strategy: A US-European Business Dialogue. With Jessica Davis (WBCSD), Phillip Hedger (Pfizer), Salley Jewell (REI), and Bill Lane (Caterpillar, Inc). Sponsored by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The Initiative for Global Development, The German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and Business Action for Africa. Chicago, IL, 15 May 2008.

“Growing Resources and Investments for Nutrition.” Panel at the 2008 GAIN Global Forum. With Emmanuel Faber (Groupe Danone), Jacqueline Novogratz (Acumen Fund), Luiz Ros (Inter-American Development Bank), and Marc Van Ameringen (GAIN). Brussels, 7 May 2008.  

"Natural Resources to Shared National Wealth." DeBeers Geological Society Event. With Paul Collier (Oxford University) and Nkosana Moyo (Actis Partner, Africa). London, UK, 1 May 2008.

“Lost in translation? Sustainability in the global market.” Building Leadership, Creating Solutions. 2008 Ceres Conference. With Diane Dillon-Ridgely (Interface), Steve Elbert (BP America), Sir Mark Moody-Stuart (Anglo American plc). Boston, MA, 29 April 2008.

“Corporate Citizenship Journey: Views from the Difference Makers.” Panel at the 2008 International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. With Steve Lydenberg (Domini Social Investments), Tim Smith (Walden Asset Management), Sandra Waddock (Boston College Carroll School of Management), and Allen White (Corporate 20/20). Boston, MA, 7 April 2008.

"Global Corporate Citizenship: Building on America's Philanthropic Traditions to Invest in the Future." The Ellsworth Lecture sponsored by the University of Hartford’s President’s Office. Hartford, CT, 26 March 2008.

"A Good Story Can Change the Way We See the World.” Panel at the 2008 KPMG Global People Conference. With Lord Michael Hastings (KPMG International) and Dave Toycen (World Vision Canada). Toronto, Canada, 12 March 2008.

“CxO Dialogue.” Winning Ideas for Tomorrow, Today. Panel at the 2008 Leadership Conference on Global Corporate Citizenship. The Conference Board. With David E. Kepler (Dow Chemical Company). New York, NY, 26 February 2008.

“International Corporate Volunteering: A Leadership Role for American Companies.” An event sponsored by Brookings Institution, Corporate Volunteers of New York, Conference Board, CSR Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, FSG Social Impact Advisors, and the International Business Leaders Forum. With Akhtar Badshah (Microsoft), David Caprara (Brookings Institution), Rekha Chalasani (Pfizer), Greg Hills (FSG Social Impact Advisors), Deborah Jacobson (Corporate Volunteers of New York), Mark Kramer (FSG Social Impact Advisors), and Diane Melley (IBM). 2008. New York, NY, 25 February 2008.

Making CSR Effective: Creating Shared Value.” A Panel Discussion sponsored by Nestlé S.A. and the United Nations Global Compact. With Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Amir Dossal, Chris Jochnick, and Georg Kell. New York, NY, 25 February 2008.

“Applying strategic philanthropy to the MDGs.” How corporate philanthropy can contribute to advancing the Millennium Development Goals, particularly for sustainable development. Panel at special event organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Office for Partnerships, and the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. With Akhtar Badshah, Steve Gunderson, Ad Melkert, and Jeffrey Sachs. New York, NY, 25 February 2008.

"Equitable Growth!" Competitiveness as an Engine for Economic Growth. Panel at 2008 Global Competitive Forum. With Dick Evans, James Albaugh, and Tapani Järvinen. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 January 2008.

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"Fighting Global Poverty: Who'll Be Relevant In 2020?" Development's Changing Face: New Players, Old Challenges, Fresh Opportunities. Brookings-Blum Roundtable. Aspen, CO, August 2007.

"Doing Better at Doing Good: Broadening the Base of the Pyramid." With Hany Assad (IFC), Martin Hall (University of Cape Town), Stuart Hart (Cornell University), Aneel Karnani (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Georg Kell (United Nations Global Compact), Sandra Waddock (Boston College), James P. Walsh (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), David Wheeler (Dalhousie University). 2007 August 6.
"Corporations and the 21st Century: How Do Today’s Companies Need to Change to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs?" With Mark Goyder (Tomorrow's Company), Peter Lacy (European Academy of Business in Society), James E. Post (Boston University), Sandra Waddock (Boston College), Allen White (Tellus Institute), Simon Zadek (Account Ability). 7 August 2008. Doing Well By Doing Good. 2007 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA.

"United Nations-Business Partnerships." Facing Realities: Getting Down to Business. 2007 Global Compact Leaders Summit. With Paul Polman (Nestlé), Hery Rakotoarison (Vohitra Environnement) and Monika Wulf-Mathies (Deutsche Post AG). Geneva, Switzerland, 6 July 2007.

"The Bottom-line for Corporate Philanthropy: Creating Value for Company and Community." Keynote Speaker at Delaware Valley Grantmakers Corporate Grantmakers Summit. Philadelphia, PA, 27 April 2007.

"Business as a Partner in Development: New Models for Achieving Scale and Impact." Global Poverty Roundtable of the Trade, Aid and Security Coalition. Brookings Institution. Washington, DC, 18 April 2007.

The Buck Stops Where?Prove It with Action: The Case for Improving Business Performance by Improving Society. Arthur W. Page Society 22nd Spring Seminar. Panel With Marc Gunther and Chris Pinney. New York, NY, 12-13 April 2007.

"In Good Companies? A Critical Evaluation of the Corporate Social Performance - Corporate Financial Performance Link." Panel at Sixth Annual Strategy and the Business Environment Conference. Harvard Business School. With Jon Jungbien Moon. Cambridge, MA, 30-31 March 2007.

“Spectrum of Corporate Social Innovation.” Keynote Speech at Starting Bloc Corporate Social Innovation Conference. Cambridge, MA, 10 March 2007.

“The Crisis in Water: Problems and Solutions.” Panel Discussion sponsored by Nestlé S.A. and the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. With Sally Cowal, Jonathan Kaledin, Vandana Rao and Sandra Waddock. Boston, MA, 7 March 2007.

Road Out of Poverty: New Players Transforming the Development Landscape.” Panel at the Brookings Institution Global Agenda Forum. With Jamie Drummond, Sebastian Mallaby & Homi Kharas. Washington, DC, 20 February 2007.

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Keynote Address. Corporate Partners Program Fall 2006 Seminar: Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America: Trends and Challenges. David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. New York, NY, Oct. 6, 2006.

“Can Business Become the Most Important Force for Peace in the World?” Reception at the Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change 2006 Global Forum. With Bobby Sager. Cleveland, OH, 2006 October 24.

“Innovation Comes From Partnering: What should you know about public private partnerships?” GAIN Business Alliance of North America Meeting. Seattle, WA, 2006 November 1.

“Governments As Agents of Change.” Innovative Strategies — Measurable Impacts. 2006 Business for Social Responsibility Conference. New York, NY, November 7-10, 2006.

“Partnering: The New Governance?” Guest speaker at The Partnering Event: The Great Debate, Declaration and Gala Dinner. Cambridge, UK, 25 September 2006.

"Operating in Insecure Environments." The Tangled Web: The Poverty-Insecurity Nexus. Brookings-Blum Roundtable. Aspen, CO, August 2006.

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Public Affairs and Communications Institute. The Coca-Cola Company. Atlanta, GA, 15-16 November 2005.

"Fixing the Governance Gap: Whose Job is it?" Panel at 2005 Business for Social Responsibility Conference.
Washington, DC, 3 November 2005.

Panel Chair at UN Office of High Commission on Human Rights: Consultation on Human Rights and the Extractive Industry. Geneva, Switzerland, 5-12 November 2005.

"Social Value and Market Value." The Private Sector in the Fight Against Global Poverty. Brookings-Blum Roundtable. Aspen, August 2005.

Speech and Signing of book: "Profits with Principles." Georgia Center for Non-Profits: 2005 Corporate Community Breakfast. Atlanta, GA, 23 March 2005.

"Corporate Social Responsibility: Trends, Impacts and World-Class Performers." North America External Affairs 2005 Conference. 15 March 2005.

The Conference Board 2005 Leadership Conference on Global Corporate Citizenship: Managing Strategically for Worldwide Results. With speakers David Carter, Julie Gorte, and Nancy Nielsen. New York, NY, 17 February 2005.

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