OFF-SITE EVENT Japanese and U.S. Perspectives on Why Corporate Social Responsibility is Good for Your Company’s Bottom Line

November 15, 2006
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Corporate Conference
Wednesday, November 15
1:30 – 6:30 pm

Held at Keidanren Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

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Marshall Carter, Chairman, New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
Hiroshi Hirose, Director and Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.
William Lauder, President & CEO, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
James McDonald, President & CEO, Rockefeller & Co. Inc.; Chairman, Japan Society, Inc.
Nobuo Tateisi, Chairman, the CBCC/ Executive Advisor, OMRON Corporation

Masakazu Kubota, Managing Director, Keidanren and the CBCC
James McDonald, President & CEO, Rockefeller & Co. Inc.; Chairman, Japan Society, Inc.
Richard Wood, Interim President, Japan Society, Inc.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goes well beyond corporate governance and corporate citizenship.  Indeed, for many U.S. and Japanese corporations, the scope of CSR can be hard to grasp.  In most cases, being a responsible corporate citizen is a public relations priority, but can it also help to boost business profits?  This conference will focus on a comparison of the range of CSR initiatives undertaken by U.S. and Japanese multinationals from the local to the international, and the differences in successful implementation strategies between the two countries.  A panel of influential U.S. and Japanese CEOs offer their perspectives and insights into the business advantages gained through successful CSR initiatives in today’s borderless marketplace. Speakers explore the legal and bureaucratic hurdles associated with successfully implementing CSR outside their home countries, and the discussion will also focus on how investors and the international business community evaluate these CSR initiatives.   

Followed by a reception.

1:30 – 2 pm  Registration
2 – 5  pm  Speaker addresses, Q&A
5 – 6:30  Reception

For information on attending this event, please contact Tomoko Okuno at (212) 715-1247 or at [email protected].

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2006
  • 1:30 pm