SPONSOR BRIEFING – August 11, 2009

Home of the “Era of Responsibility”—CRO Summits 2009


The CRO Summits are the most intense one-day and two-day professional events in the field, delivering unmatched
career and corporate development value to attendees in GRC, Sustainability, EH&S, Citizenship, CSR and Philanthropy.

Message from CRO Summit Chair and CRO Magazine Publisher Jay Whitehead:
“Because in these extraordinary economic times many CROA member companies have instituted travel budget restrictions, many members have requested that CRO to combine its Summer and Fall CRO events into 1 so they can lock in their budgets to attend. Based on the extraordinary number of member requests, we are combining the 1-day Philadelphia CRO Summit Summer into the 2-day CRO Summit Fall in Chicago, October 6-7. In keeping with last year’s highly successful Chicago CRO Summit featuring T. Boone Pickens, Howard Learner and over 50 other headline-grabbing speakers, the 2009 Chicago event will have a strong sustainability theme headlined by Chicago’s green mayor Richard Daley, with the world’s most-powerful Corporate Responsibility career and professional development interactive sessions moderated by the world’s top corporate practitioners in sustainability, GRC, philanthropy and CSR.”


Fall CRO Summit October 6 & 7, Union League Club, Chicago

Sustainability in the “Era of Responsibility.”

Our invited Keynote is Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, whose commitment to sustainability has led Chicago to be known as “America’s Greenest City. Mayor Daley won CRO’s 2008 CEO of the Year in the Government category for his success in energy conservation, greenhouse gas emission containment, and sustainable building in one of the world’s great cities. Mayor Daley joins 30 other leaders on the agenda in the only one-and-a-half-day event for over 400 CRO
Association Corporate Members, guests and attendees at the exclusive andhistoric Union League Club in Chicago.
The Fall Summit is home to the CRO’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens methodology meeting and dinner (members only).




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Summit Agenda:

CRO Summit  Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Sessions

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45–9:00am Introduction of CRO Summit, CRO Magazine Publisher, Jay Whitehead & CRO Association Chairman-Designate Bob Pojasek, Harvard University
9:00-9:35am Keynote-CRO Magazine Government CEO of the Year 2008, Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley
9:35-10:10am Keynote-The Nation's Sustainable Energy Future, Frank Sesno, CNN/PBS Anchor & Founder of
10:10-10:25am Networking Coffee Break
10:25-11:25am CEO Interview-The CEO's-Eye View of Sustainability, 2 Russell 1000 CEO's Interviewed by Frank Sesno, CNN & PBS Anchor & Founder of
11:25-12:00pm Corporate Sustainability Case Study, TBD
12:05-12:40pm Policymaker Panel: Carbon Costs, TBD
12:40-1:45pm Lunch Keynote-The Post-Carbon Economy, Amit Chatterjee, Co-Author The Post-Carbon Economy & CEO, Hara
1:50-2:25pm Governance, Risk, Compliance Case Study in Debt Crisis, TBD
2:30-3:05pm Corporate Innovation in the Era of Responsibility, TBD
3:05-3:30pm Networking Coffee Break
3:30-4:05pm Supply Chain Sustainability, Tim Albinson, CEO, Aravo
4:10-4:45pm Commercializing the Waste Stream, Jade Lee CEO Supply Chain Services
4:50-5:25pm Panel: The 10 Secrets to Engaging Your CEO & Board in CR Initiatives, Erica Weinberg, Global CR Director, Pfizer, Paula Luff, CRO Hess Oil,
Susan Heaney, CR Director, Avon
 5:30-6:45pm  Cocktail Networking. Sponsored by Molson Coors
 7:00-9:00pm  2009 100 Best Corporate Citizens List & CRO Magazine Awards Honorees Dinner (Seat Purchase Required-details on by 6/15/09)
 CRO Summit  Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Sessions
 8:00-8:45am  Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45–9:00am   Introduction of CRO Summit, CRO Magazine Publisher, Jay Whitehead & CRO Association Chairman-Designate Bob Pojasek, Harvard University
 9:00-9:35am  Sustainability Keynote, Peter Graf, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP
 9:35-10:10am  Thought Leadership Keynote-Sponsored by KPMG, Duncan Neiderauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext
 10:10-10:30am  BREAK
 10:30-11:45am  CRO Professional Practices Series-Sustainability, Leader: Mitch Jackson, SVP Sustainability, FedEx - Interactive Professional Development Session
 11:50-1:35pm  Lunch Session: CRO Professional Practices Series-Philanthropy, Stanley Litow, President IBM Foundation & VP Corporate Citizenship, IBM
  1:40-3:00pm  CRO Professional Practices Series-Changing Companies, Dave Stangis, CRO, Campbell Soup
  3:00-3:05pm  Wrap-Up, Jay Whitehead
 3:05-5:00pm  CROA Board of Governors Meeting (Invitation Only)




Video Highlights from the CRO Fall Conference
Oct. 29 in Chicago



Coming soon to the Member Lounge, video archives of past conferences.

If you have misplaced your Member password, please feel free to call Sandy Haniph at 732-476-6160 xt 111.





CRO Summit Spring 2009, D.C., Capitol Hill Club

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring 2009 CRO Summit, April 23 in Washington DC at the exclusive Capitol Hill Club alongside 300 Corporate Responsibility leaders seeking insights into President Obama’s “new era of responsibility” and its focus on “re-regulation.” The intense one-day Spring CRO Summit features over 20 headline-grabbing speakers including our 2 Keynotes:

Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Chairman of the Congressional Government & Oversight Committee and Member of the Energy & Commerce Committee.

Choice Hotels (NYSE: CHH) CEO Stephen Joyce, CRO Magazine 2007 #1 Best Corporate Citizen in the Travel & Lodging segment, speaking on “Corporate Performance and Affordable Sustainability.”


Past Conferences Agenda:



Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45–9:00am Introduction of CRO Summit, CRO Magazine Publisher Jay Whitehead & CRO Association Chairman-Designate Bob Pojasek Harvard University
9:00-9:35am CEO Keynote: Corporate Responsibility, the Employment Brand Imperative, CEO Choice Hotels (NYSE: CHH) Stephen Joyce
9:35-10:10am Congressional Keynote: Government Reform, Oversight, Energy & Commerce, Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Chairman of Congressional Committee on Oversight & Government Reform
10:15-10:55am Keynote Panel: Spotlight on the EPA & Environment Policies, EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Sussman, IBM Vice President Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety Wayne Balta, Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee
10:55-11:35pm CRO's 1st-Ever 100 Best Corporate Citizens List® Pharma Panel, Merck Exec. Dir. Corp. Resp. Brenda Colatrella, Bristol Myers-Squibb Dir. Corp. Resp. Bob Draeger, Abbott VP Global Citizenship Kathy Pickus
11:40-12:15pm Successful Private-NGO Partnership Case Study, Staples VP of Environmental Affairs Mark Buckley, Domtar Paper's Justin Smith, Rainforest Alliance Director Markets Forestry Division Mark Comolli
12:20-1:35pm Lunch Speech: Linking Corporate Responsibility & Performance, George Washington University Director Institute for Corporate Responsibility Jennifer Griffin
1:40-2:10pm Headline Panel: Responsibility & Outsourcing, Infosys BPO CEO Ritesh Idnani, Tata Sons Chief Representative North America David Good, Genpact Global BFSI Leader Michael Corning
2:15-2:45pm Afternoon Keynote: The Public-Private Partnership Revolution, Stephen Jordan, SVP & Executive Director US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center
2:45-3:00pm Sponsored Networking Coffee Break
3:00-3:35pm EPA Green Power Program Highlight, US EPA Green Power Partnership Director James Critchfield
3:40-4:15pm CRO's 1st-Ever 100 Best Corporate Citizens List® Energy Panel, Entergy VP EH&S and Sustainability Gerald Bresnick, Hess Oil VP Corporate Responsibility Paula Luff
4:20-4:50pm CROA Governors Debate: CR in the Age of Re-Regulation, PVH SVP Marcela Manubens, BT Dir. CR Kevin Moss, Harvard's Bob Pojasek, Crowe Horwath Part. Jonathan Marks, KPMG Exec. Dir. Kevin Martinez, Eaton SVP Joe Wolfsberger
4:50-7:00pm Cocktail Networking, Sponsored by the CRO Association
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CRO Conference Fall 2008, Chicago

Wednesday, October 29, 2009


Registration: Continental Breakfast

8:45–9:00am Opening Remarks: CRO Conference Chair, Jay Whitehead

Keynote: 'The Bottom Line Benefits of Making Chicago America's Greenest City', Suzzane Malec-McKenna, Environment Commissioner, City of Chicago

9:35-10:15am Keynote: 'Creating Radical Breakthroughs in Energy and Environment', Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Founder & Chairman, XPrize Foundation
10:15-10:30am Coffee Networking Break

CRO Magazine CEO of the Year Awards Announcements

10:50-11:30pm 'Corporate Responsibility Technology Panel - GRC & Sustainability'; featuring: AMD (Lawrence Vertal, Director, Green Grid consortium), eQuilibrium (Gopal Nagrajan, CEO), Stakeware (Natan Zaidenweber, COO), Visible Strategies (Colin Grant, CEO), and Rich Kroes, Oracle

'Corporate Responsibility Case Study'; featuring: Cindy Newman, Public Affairs Director Global Community Success, Dow Chemical, Rick Gylling, ERS Global, Greg Sendi, EVP, Golin Harris

12:10-12:50pm 'Environmental Compliance Today & Tomorrow'; featuring: Cary Perlman, Partner, Karl Karg, Partner, Margrethe Kearney, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Lunch Panel: ‘Corporate Responsibility Attitude Changes among U.S. Business Leaders’; featuring: John Messer, Partner, Grant Thornton LLP


Social Entrepreneurship Panel – ‘The Intersection of Commerce and Citizenship’; featuring: Clayton Nicholas, CEO, Giving Tree, Clint Smith, Founding Partner, Emma and Kathy Roadarmel, VP Human Resources, Delek US

3:05-3:25pm Coffee Networking Break

‘A Consultants Role’; featuring: Deloitte, (Chris Park, Principal), BPM/MacKenzie (James Murphy, Ph.D., Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Practice), and Panel Intelligence, (Howard Brick, COO)

4:05-4:50pm Presidential Debate Panel-Corporate Responsibility Practitioners; featuring Stan Litow, VP Corporate & Community Relations, IBM, Bob Langert, VP Corporate Responsibility, McDonalds, Mitch Jackson, VP Environmental Affairs & Sustainability, FedEx Corporation, Kevin Moss, CRO, BT, and Dean Sivley, COO, Orbitz
4:50-5:00pm Closing Remarks: Crossing Media CEO, Elliot Clark
5:00-6:00pm Cocktail Reception; sponsored by American Heritage Rivers Alliance
6:00-8:30pm 2009 '100 Best Corporate Citizens' List Methodology Dinner - Practitioners by Invitation Only




Summer CRO Conference June 18 San Francisco Marines Memorial Club
Marines Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff
Chairman and CEO

Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of He founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create an on-demand information management service that would replace traditional enterprise software technology. Benioff is regarded as the leader of what he has termed "The End of Software," the now-proven belief that multi-tenant, on-demand applications democratize information by delivering immediate benefits at reduced risks and costs.

Under Benioff's direction, has grown from a groundbreaking idea into a publicly traded company that is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services. For its revolutionary approach, has been lauded as one of BusinessWeek’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies, named No. 7 on The Wired 40, and selected for the past two years as a Top Ten Disrupter by Forbes. The product has won the Software & Information Industry Association Codie Award for Best CRM for the past six years, and the Codie Award for Best On-Demand Platform in 2007, as well as multiple “Editor’s Choice” designations from PC Magazine. Benioff has been widely recognized for pioneering innovation with honors such as the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the SDForum Visionary Award, Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year by the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business, and being ranked No. 7 on the Top 100 Most Influential People in IT survey by eWEEK. He was appointed by President George W. Bush as the co-chairman of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee and served from 2003-2005, overseeing the publishing of critical reports on health care information technology, cybersecurity, and computational sciences.

Throughout his career, Benioff has also been committed to using information technology to produce positive social change. In 2000, he launched the Foundation—now a multimillion-dollar global organization—establishing the “1/1/1 model,” whereby the company contributes one percent of profits, one percent of equity, and one percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves.


Amit Chatterjee

Amit Chatterjee
Managing Director
Khloro Capital Management

Amit Chatterjee has recently established the Khloro Management Group. The new group focuses on the future of how businesses will adapt to new challenges in increased transparency requirements such as sustainability.

Prior to this role, Amit was senior vice president for SAP. In this role, Chatterjee is responsible for the overall revenue attainment, business strategy and product road map for key enterprise solutions in the areas of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), Analytics and Corporate Performance Management (CPM), enterprise search, user interface, mobile applications, and Duet (SAP's joint offering with Microsoft), among others.

Amit Chatterjee was senior vice president of SAP's GRC business unit, where he was instrumental in the creation, growth and success of the unit and its solutions. In recognition of his leadership of SAP's GRC group, Chatterjee was named one of Treasury & Risk Magazine's top '100 Most Influential People in Finance' for 2007. Before leading the GRC team, Chatterjee held a number of senior management positions at SAP, where he played a integral role in strategy and product development efforts for important initiatives such as SAP NetWeaver and Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture (Enterprise SOA).

Prior to SAP, Chatterjee held management roles at McKinsey, Excite@Home, Luminant Worldwide and Kendara. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University.



Opening: Conference Chair and CRO Magazine Publisher Jay Whitehead

8:55-9:35am Opening Keynote: The $100 Billion VC-Backed High Tech Sustainability Revolution
Amit Chatterjee, Managing Director of Khloro Capital Management

Keynote: The $1 Billion Corporate Responsibility Secret:’s 1/1/1 Model
Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO,

10:15-10:30am Networking Coffee Break
10:30-11:15am Technology Transfer—High Tech Corporate Responsibility Lessons for All Industries
Dave Stangis, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Intel, Tod Arbogast, Director, Sustainable Business, Dell, Marcy Lynn, Corporate Responsibility, Sun Microsystems
Moderator: Nick Smith, SVP,

Case Study: Carbon Offsets and Renewable Energy Credits — Inside the Black Box
Erin Craig, Director of Carbon Policy, TerraPass and Arthur O'Donnell, Executive Director, Center for Resource Solutions
Moderator: Jay Whitehead, Publisher, CRO Magazine


Joint Presentation: Collaborative Model for Corporate Responsibility—The Global Health & Safety Initiative
Dinah Dittman, National Director, Community Relations, Kaiser Permanente, Susan Vickers, VP, Catholic Healthcare West, Bob Eisenman PhD, Executive Director, Global Safety & Health Initiaitve


Lunch Speaker: What Will the New Presidential Administration Bring in Environment & Corporate Responsibility?
Ray Clark, Senior Partner, The Clark Group and former Asst. Secretary of the U.S. Army (ret.) & former White House Council on Environmental Quality

1:30-2:15pm Sustainability Deep Dive: Looking Outside for Untapped Savings
Chris Spain, CEO, Hydropoint and Jay Whitehead, Publisher, CRO Magazine

Measuring the Link Between Employee Giving & Performance
Clayton Nicholas, President, Giving Tree and Roy Saunderson, President, Recognition Management Institute
Moderator: Jay Whitehead, Publisher, CRO Magazine

2:50-3:10pm Networking Break

Top 10 Trends in Corporate Responsibility
Doug Klein, President, Sirota Survey Intelligence


GAP Inc. Supply Chain Practices: Lessons from the Front Lines
Deanna Robinson, VP of Monitoring & Vendor Development, Gap Inc.
Moderator: Paula Ivey, CEO, CSR Group


CRO's 100 Best Corporate Citizens and Other Lists: Do They Really Matter
Ophelia Basgal, VP, PG&E, Kevin Herglotz, SVP, Safeway and Sirima Sataman, Senior Manager, Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco
Moderator: Jay Whitehead, Publisher, CRO Magazine

5:15-7:00pm Cocktail Reception



CRO Conference Spring, March 27, 2007

Union League Club, NYC

Cythia CooperCynthia Cooper is most well-known for her role as Chief Audit Executive at MCI WorldCom in uncovering the $7 billion corporate fraud, for which she was named one of Time Magazine’s 2002 Persons of the Year. This year, her book Extraordinary Circumstances: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower (February 2008, John Wiley & Sons) has been greeted with strong reviews and even stronger sales. In 2004, she was the first woman ever inducted into the AICPA Hall of Fame. Ms. Cooper was featured as one of twenty-five influential working mothers in the November 2004 issue of Working Mother. Prior to joining MCI, she worked in public accounting in Atlanta, Georgia for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Cooper received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Mississippi State University and her Masters of Accountancy from the University of Alabama.




Opening: Conference Chair and CRO Magazine Publisher Jay Whitehead

9:00-9:45am Keynote: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower
Cynthia Cooper, Time Magazine Person of the Year 2002 and Worldcom Whistleblower
9:45-10:25am Keynote: Andy Bryant, Chief Adminstrative Officer and EVP, Intel, the #1 company on the 2008 CRO 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.
10:25-10:40am Networking Coffee Break
10:45-11:30am Battle of the Best--5 Leaders from CRO Magazine's 10 Best PR Firms in Corporate Responsibility List Rick Petersen EVP NATIONAL Public Relations, Susan Puflea SVP Golin Harris, Henk Campher VP Cone Inc. Oliver Phillips Principal Brunswick, Tom Ryan CEO ICR, Moderated by CRO Conference Chair and CRO Magazine publisher Jay Whitehead.
11:35-12:20pm Sustainability Keynote Discussion: A Strategic Business Approach to Climate and Sustainability Susan Graff, CEO and Robert Kenney, PE, Senior Associate, ERS Global, with Q&A led by Jay Whitehead, CEO, The CRO. This expert panel will address the strategy, metrics and tactical solutions to make meaningful product innovations that matter to key stakeholders, with case examples from manufacturing and commercial service companies.
12:25-1:05pm Corporate Sustainability Case Study: Office Depot and Domtar Paper. Yalmaz Siddiqui Sustainable Strategy Advisor Office Depot, Guy Boucher VP Sustainability Domtar Paper, interviewed by Christopher Park Partner Deloitte.
1:05-2:00pm Lunch Speaker: Andy Savitz, Author The Triple Bottom Line.
2:10-2:50pm Sustainability Deep Dive: Looking Outside for Untapped Savings
Chris Spain CEO Hydropoint and John Davies Sustainability Analyst AMR Research
2:50-3:20pm Panel: The Amazing Growth of the Corporate Responsibility Profession.
Tom Leathes CEO Acre Resources (CR headhunter), Mathew Gilley Professor St. Mary’s, Paula Ivey CEO of The CSR Group. Moderator: Elliot Clark CEO Crossing Media
3:20-4:00pm Blockbuster Legal Transformation Study Results. Justin Miller of DuPont, Jon Klemens of First Renaissance Ventures, Joshua Kubicki of Solomon Page, Co-presented with Jim Seidl President LRCI
4:05-4:45pm Corporate Responsibility Industry Survey Results: Sirota's Newest CRO Study. Presented by Douglas Klein President,Michael Meltzer CEO Sirota Surveys.
4:50-5:35pm Presidential Debate 100 Best Corporate Citizens and Other Rankings--Do They Matter? Suzanne Fallender Director Corporate Responsibility Intel, Joe Wolfsberger VP Environment Safety Health Eaton, Mark Bateman Research Director IW Financial, Doug Cogan Research Leader Risk Metrics, Paul Delva SVP General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Fairchild Semiconductor, Moderated by CRO Conference Chair and CRO Magazine publisher Jay Whitehead.
6:00-7:30pm 2008 CRO 100 Best Corporate Citizens Recognition Reception and Presentation, presented by Hogan Hartson.



CRO Conference Fall, September 12, 2007
Union League Club, 65 West Jackson, Chicago, Illinois


CRO Members: If you missed the CRO Conference Fall, log in to the Member Lounge for searchable video, transcripts and photos. You can also see transcripts and photos from the Spring '07 Conference.

Featured keynote speaker Murray Martin, CEO of Pitney Bowes, the conference included a special multi-level company session with a board member, marketing communications expert and manufacturing executive from a global corporation discussing their global sustainability effortsfrom board room to execution. Additional sessions included panels with corporate responsibility practitioners, one-on-one Q&As with thought leaders in the area, and our Presidential Debate, with corporate responsibility service providers, consultants and advisors. World-class sustainability, GRC, CSR and citizenship case studies from Russell 1000 companies

MartinMurray D. Martin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pitney Bowes, Inc., a $5.8 billion global leader of integrated mail and document management solutions headquartered in Stamford, Conn., where has full strategic and operational responsibility for the company, overseeing its overall performance with a focus on sustaining increased shareholder, customer and employee value. Mr. Martin is a member of the board of Pitney Bowes Inc., The Brinks Company, the World Affairs Forum, and the New Horizons Foundation located in Colorado. He has also served on the boards of United Way International and Young Life and is an active member of the community in which he lives.

More from Murray Martin and his views on corporate responsibility





Breakfast Keynote Panel: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in the Paper and Printing Industries and its Big-Time Impact on You
Featuring Lewis Fix, EarthChoice Director, Domtar; Scot Case, VP, TerraChoice Environmental Marketing; Marcelo Michelsohn, VP Sustainable Development at LaSalle Bank; and Liza Murphy, Rainforest Alliance. Moderated by Don Carli, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Communications

8:45-8:50am Opening Remarks: Why CRO? Why Now? Why You?
Dennis Schaal , Editor and Jay Whitehead , CEO and Publisher, CRO Magazine
8:50-9:25am Keynote
Murray Martin, CEO of Pitney Bowes
9:30-10:15am Sustainability Keynote Panel: Green as a Growth Strategy
Thought leaders in the field of corporate sustainability will present how to operationalize sustainability to meet both corporate responsibility and growth objectives. Speakers include John R. Wells , President and CEO, Interface Americas; Richard Gylling, former VP Supply Chain Sustainability, Kraft Foods; and Susan Graff, Principal, ERS Global.
10:20-11:00am Sustainability 360
A multi-level session including Ed Nuernberg, General Manager, BASF; Mary Fraser , Marketing Manager, BASF with Will Sarni , CEO of Domani discussing global sustainability efforts—from boardroom to execution.
11:05-11:20am Networking Coffee Break
11:25-12:20pm General Counsel Panel
Richard Cellini , Chief Marketing Officer of Integrity Interactive; Dave Collins, former Executive Director of Corporate Compliance, GM; and Lewis Segall, Corporate Counsel, GOOGLE; among other leading general counsel, discuss challenges and new trends in corporate responsibility. Moderated by Elliot Clark , CEO, Crossing Media.
12:25-1:05pm Pre-Lunch Keynote
Enterprise-Eye View of GRC and CR, Amit Chatterjee, SVP of SAP.
1:10-2:00pm Lunch Panel: Corporate Responsibility Attitude Changes among U.S. Business Leaders: A New Study
Jim Maurer, Managing Partner, Consumer and Industrial Products Practice, Grant Thornton. Interviewed by Jay Whitehead, CEO, The CRO.

Breakout Session A

The CO2 Debate
Thomas Cushing, Chicago Climate Exchange;
Dr. Ron Meissen , Senior Director, EHS, Baxter International, Inc. and John Davies, Senior Analyst, AMR Research discuss the issues of C02 measurements, offsets and trading.

Breakout Session B

Demystifying the Governance, Risk and Compliance Relationship
Risk intelligent organizations are evolving from a narrow focus on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance to an integrated approach spanning governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Carole Switzer, President of the Open Compliance & Ethics Group and Lee Dittmar of Deloitte Consulting will discuss the steps that companies are taking to capitalize on the benefits of an enterprise view of GRC.


Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Leadership Panel
Featuring Gretchen Winter , VP and Counsel, Baxter Int.; Ophelia Basgall , VP, Civic Partnership and Community Initiatives, PG&E; Sandra Williams , Adjunct Prof., University of Illinois; Bob Langert , VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, McDonalds; and Jim Maurer , Managing Partner, Grant Thornton.
3:45-4:30pm Corporate Philanthropy and the Bottom Line
Featuring Eileen Sweeney , President, Motorola Foundation; Pat Wright , VP External Affairs, President, BP Foundation, BP America; Margaret Coady, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy; Bob Corcoran, President, GE Foundation and VP Corporate Citizenship, General Electric; and Liz Maw, Executive Director, NetImpact.
Bridging GRC and Sustainability
Rob Melnick, School of Sustainability and VP Economic Affairs, Arizona State University
4:35-5:30pm CRO Provider Presidential Debate
Featuring 6 CEOs/Presidents of the leading CRO Provider Firms: Kevin Reilley, President, Integrity Interactive; Tom Parry, President, SAI Global; Holly Roland, SAP; Tom Connors, Managing Partner, Deloitte; Susan Puflea , EVP, Golin Harris; Susan Graff, Principal, ERS Global; and Will Sarni, CEO, Domani. Moderated by Jay Whitehead.
5:35-6:05pm Closing Keynote: Corporate Responsibility and World Inc.
Bruce Piasecki, Author, “World Inc.”
6:00-7:30pm Wine & Cheese Reception

See list of attendees.

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