Making Corporate Social Responsibility Pay: Why CSR is Good for Your Company’s Bottom Line

May 25, 2005
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Wednesday, May 25
12:30 – 5 pm

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goes well beyond corporate governance. Indeed, for many foreign companies operating in the United States, CSR can seem so broad that it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin. For many Japanese and other foreign companies doing business in the U.S., being a good corporate citizen is a public relations priority, but how can it help your business’s bottom line? This conference focuses on the scope of CSR initiatives, from the local to the international, and how they are regarded and evaluated by investors as well as the international business community. Hear the perspectives of investors, CSR experts and corporate executives on the advantages of successful CSR initiatives in today’s global marketplace.

Followed by a reception.


12:30 pm  
1:00 pm    
Welcoming remarks 
Frank L. Ellsworth, President,the Japan Society
David Rockefeller, Sr.
1:15 pm     
Opening keynote
Aron Cramer
, President & CEO, Business for Social Responsibility           
1:50 pm    
Second keynote
Linda Crompton
, President &  CEO, Investor Responsibility Research Center
2:30 pm
James McDonald, CEO, President & CEO, Rockefeller & Co., Japan Society Board member
2:50 pm
Panel: “Global Perspectives on CSR”
Victoria Melendez, Portfolio Manager, Rockefeller & Co.
Meg Voorhes, Director, Social Issues Service, Investor Responsibility Research Center
Pam Flaherty, Senior Vice President, Global Community Relations, Citigroup

Professor Geoffrey Heal
, Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility; Director, Center for Economy, Environment and Society, Columbia University
4:15 pm
Closing keynote
William P. Lauder, President & CEO, The Estee
Lauder Companies, Inc.
5 – 7 pm 
Reception and viewing of
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, curated by Takashi Murakami

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 pay the discounted corporate member rate of $75. Nonmember admission: $125. Non-profit rate available upon request. To order tickets, please contact Tomoko Okuno at (212) 715-1247 or [email protected].

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2005
  • 12:30 pm