How to Run the World: Business Approaches to Prosper Amid Uncertainty

April 5, 2011
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From March 14–June 30, 2011:
50% of all admission sales will go to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

Natural disasters, political turmoil, financial crises, and resource scarcity are a regular part of the global landscape today, and expose how deep uncertainties are beyond the control of either governments or businesses. The question of sustainability now relates not only to diversified energy supplies but also to systemic questions of political-economic linkages. How should business adapt to a constantly-changing world—and act responsibly with governments to promote resilience in the face of constant risks? What partnerships and strategies will help them succeed in the face of uncertainty? This panel will address what companies can and should do from a variety of perspectives.

Christine Bader
, Consultant, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
Parag Khanna
, Senior Research Fellow in the American Strategy Program, the New America Foundation; Author, How to Run the World
Zachary Karabell, President, River Twice Research; Senior Advisor, Business for Social Responsibility; Author, Sustainable Excellence

Bruce Schlein
, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Citi

6-6:30 pm Registration
6:30–7:30 Lecture and Q&A
7:30-8 Reception

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $10 for the lecture. Nonmember admission is $15. The academic and government admission rate is $10. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

Register online or send email to [email protected].

For information only, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208.

Co-organized by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  • 6:00 pm